Silver-Anniversary Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is March 5–8
The 25th edition of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance week returns to The Golf Club Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, March 5–8.
Sunday’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance culminates the four-day festivities; held at The Golf Club of Amelia Island, the event showcases 300-plus collectible vehicles from around the world, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. The week’s schedule also includes three world-famous car auctions, vehicle reveals, seminars and experiential drives.
The official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, RM Sotheby’s 22nd Amelia Island sale is March 6 and 7, respectively, 5:30 p.m and 11:30 a.m. EST, at The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. The event offers 145 blue-chip automobiles, led by a Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by D’Ieteren and a 2003 as-new Ferrari Enzo.
Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction is headlined by a dark red-over-tan 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, March 6, 11 .a.m., at Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
And, Bonhams 6th Amelia Island Auction is March 5, beginning 10 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club; it features a rare 1897 Benz 10-horsepower Mylord Coupe and the dune buggy driven by Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair. Preview day is March 4, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Each year “The Amelia” honors a racing legend, and this year, that’s Roger Penske: businessman, dealership mogul and Team Penske owner.
“In 2020, The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance celebrates our silver anniversary, and the team has worked to create a concours worthy of the occasion,” says Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the event, whose 501c3 Foundation has donated more than $3.5 million to charities.
On March 6, Ray Evernham hosts a panel, “Penske Perfect: Effort=Results,” 3–4:30 p.m., in the Talbot Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, with Roger Penske participating.
On Saturday morning, Evernham hosts “Team Penske–The Early Years,” 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., also in the Talbot Ballroom. The day concludes with a by-invitation gala and dinner honoring Penske, 6:30–10 p.m, again in the Talbot Ballroom.
“Our yearly event centers on a legend of racing,” says Warner, “and I can think of no one whose contributions to all facets of motorsport deserve to be acknowledged as much as Roger Penske’s.”
For more information, see ameliaconcours.org and for visitor information, AmeliaIsland.com.