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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Honors The Genius Of Porsche's 911 at 50  Porsche's 911 has defied common wisdom, outlived its competitors and, from roots in the early Sixties, leads Porsche Cars into a new century as the only car built today that carries its engine behind the rear axle.

At 4:00 PM on Friday, March 8th, 2013 in the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance presents 'THE PORSCHE 911 SEMINAR: PORSCHE'S FLAGSHIP at 50'.

The Porsche 911 Seminar will be empaneled by a pride of Porsche 911 legends. Brumos Porsche's Hurley Haywood, three-time Le Mans and five-time Daytona 24 Hour winner, raced with Brumos' Peter Gregg to win the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona, scoring the 911's first major international victory.

Joining Haywood will be Brumos Racing crew chief Jack Atkinson who guided Brumos' winning Porsche through dozens of championship and race victories including the 1973, '75 and '78 Daytona 24 Hours and the 1973 12 Hours of Sebring.

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Honors The Genius Of Porsche's 911 at 50  

From Porsche Motorsport North America, Alwin Springer, ex Andial and Porsche Motorsport North America President and CEO.

Vic Elford, 2012 Amelia Concours honoree and winner of Porsche's first 1968 Monte Carlo Rally in a 911, joins Haywood and fellow Briton Brian Redman winner of the `1981 24 Hours of Daytona in the Porsche many consider the ultimate 911, the turbocharged 200-mph 935.

Author and photo journalist Jeff Zwart is not only an award winning photojournalist and cinematographer, he's raced Porsche 911s to victory in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb.

Peter Schutz is the man many Porsche insiders and enthusiasts consider the savior of the 911. The only American to serve as Porsche Auto Group CEO is joined on the all-star seminar panel of 911 legends by famous Porsche designer Harm Lagaaij

'The Porsche 911 is one of those classic shapes, instantly recognizable from any angle, in any light and at any speed,' Said Amelia Concours founder and Chairman Bill Warner. 'I've owned and driven 911s for decades. Visually and dynamically, there is no other car like the 911. It is the car that made Porsche. It's more than Porsche's flagship, it's the heart and soul of the company and one of the most desirable automobiles in the 127 year history of the automobile.

About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Now in its second decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, 'The Amelia' draws nearly 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show's Foundation has donated over $2 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other deserving charities on Florida's First Coast. The 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for March 8-10, 2013. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org or call 904-636-0027.

Image credit: second image: Bill Warner

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