Skip to main content

CADILLAC CONCEPT CARS STAR at AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Cadillac

CADILLAC CONCEPT CARS STAR at AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE  There are limited production cars, there are rare cars and there are concept cars that never find their way to the showroom. A fleet of Cadillac's rare and mythic Motorama and Detroit Auto Show Concept Cars will take to the field at the 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on Sunday March 10, 2013.

Created under the supervision of GM's legendary styling chief, Harley Earl, the Cadillac Concept cars of the 'Fifties were created as the stars of GM's Motorama shows. All are blood ancestors of the contemporary Cadillac Cien and Cadillac Sixteen Concept Cars of the 21st century. Many were created not to be driven but only to be shown and crushed. Some early cars were sold to GM executives, celebrities, or people of influence. Happily, orders to destroy these spectacular harbingers of the future were often ignored or outright disobeyed.

Unlike many show cars of the Fifties, Cadillac's Motorama Concept Cars carried the future in their lines, options, trim and colors. The quad headlights of the 1955 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham Concept Car were GM's first use of the four headlight format that became standard GM styling practice in 1957. The 1959 Cadillac Cyclone featured sliding doors, predating the design nexus of all minivans.

Nine of Cadillac's Concept Cars will be featured in the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance; the 1949 Cadillac Fleetwood Coupe De Ville prototype, two 1953 Le Mans roadsters, 1953 El Dorado Special, 1956 Eldorado Brougham Town Car, 1959 Cyclone, 1961 El Dorado Chicago Auto Show car once owned by pro golfer Walter Hagen, the 2002 Cien, and the massive, 1000-horsepower 2003 Cadillac Sixteen.

CADILLAC CONCEPT CARS STAR at AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE  

''Standard of the World' is not simply a Cadillac slogan or the product of some ad copywriter's imagination,' said Amelia Concours Founder and Chairman Bill Warner. 'It is an honor and a title bestowed upon Cadillac in 1909 by the Royal Automobile Club when a trio of Cadillacs won the RAC's Dewer Trophy . . . the Nobel Prize of the automotive world.' The Cadillacs were driven from London to the Brooklands race track, disassembled (with their parts scattered and intermingled with other random parts) reassembled, and driven 500 trouble free miles! It was an unrivaled international engineering and manufacturing feat that set Cadillac on its course as an international industry leader.

'Cadillac's dedication to precision and technological leadership has been part of their corporate DNA since the company was founded in 1902. That spirit is personified in Cadillac's concept cars. They're not just interesting styling exercises, they're important for the entire automotive industry,' said Warner.

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.

Photo credit: Cadillac
posted on conceptcarz.com

   Recent Articles
NAIAS Charity Preview Raises Nearly $5.2M for Kids in the Motor City

January 13, 2017 - Detroit's celebration as the epicenter of all things automotive, including the heart of the automotive industry, was again demonstrated tonight as nearly $5.2 million was raised for children's charities at the 2017 North American International Auto Show's (NAIAS) Charity Preview at Cobo Center.

As the largest annual single-night fundraiser in the world, Charity Preview has raised more than $111 million for southeastern Michigan children's charities since the Detroit ....
Gooding & Company Unveils an Important Private Collection of Four Limited-Production Porsche Supercars for Its Highly Anticipated Amelia Island Auction in March

Porsches from a Private Collector Include a 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion, 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau, 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 and 2011 Porsche 997 GT2 RS

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (January 9, 2017) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce that four outstanding Porsches from a private collection will be offered at the company's Amelia Island Auction on March 10. Ther....
TRUE LUXURY IS PERSONAL: ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS' YEAR IN BESPOKE

From the inception of the marque 113 years ago, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has stood alone in serving the world's wealthy and influential an exquisite blank canvas from which to express their tastes, lifestyles and passions. Where once this fell to independent coachbuilders, the execution of the most deeply held desires of the most discerning patrons of luxury in the world is now performed by the marque's Bespoke department, a collective of extraordinary designers, engineers and craftspeople at the ....
Celebrating 50 years of Mercedes-AMG success

AMG – these three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency and highly dynamic driving pleasure. In 2017, the company founded by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In the course of this half-century, Mercedes-AMG has recorded numerous successes in motor sport and through the development of unique road-going vehicles, thereby repeatedly underlining its position as a highly successful sports car and performa....
Road America Offers Round-Trip Service to the Chicago Auto Show

- Road America Does the Driving to the Nation's Largest and Longest-Running Auto Show -
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., January 10, 2017 - Here's a perfect way to shake off those winter blues by joining Road America at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show at the McCormick Place complex. Billed as the nation's largest and longest-running auto show, Road America will again be doing all the driving by operating an Auto Show Express deluxe motor coach on February 14 and 15.

For just $50 each riders g....
Outstanding 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America to headline Worldwide's inaugural Scottsdale Auction on Wednesday January 18

Auburn, IN. January 9, 2016. A strikingly elegant 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America is slated to headline Worldwide's inaugural Scottsdale Auction on Wednesday, January 18. One of only 181 left-hand drive examples produced and verified numbers matching, the Lancia will go under the hammer with an estimate of $1.2 to $1.4 million. Offered fully accessorized with factory hard top and desirable wire wheels, 'this outstanding automobile is eligible for touring events worldwide, includin....
PORSCHE FEVER AS RM SOTHEBY'S ANNOUNCES NO RESERVE, SINGLE-OWNER PORSCHE COLLECTION

• RM Sotheby's secures private collection of 42 Porsches, to be sold 'without reserve' across select global sales in 2017
• Upcoming Paris auction features 13 vehicles from the group, highlighted by a one-of-29 Porsche 959 S, a delivery mileage 996 GT3 RS and a one-of-17 964 3.6 Turbo S
• Following the success of RM Sotheby's 'no reserve' Duemila Ruote sale and record-breaking Porsche prices in London last year, experts predict this collection will be one to watch
• Additional detail on the P....
2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica  2017 Chrysler Pacifica  2017 Chrysler Pacifica  2017 Chrysler Pacifica  2017 Chrysler Pacifica  
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid  2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid  2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid  2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid  2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid  
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
2017 Dodge Grand Caravan  2017 Dodge Grand Caravan  2017 Dodge Grand Caravan  2017 Dodge Grand Caravan  2017 Dodge Grand Caravan  
2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport
2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport  2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport  2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport  2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport  2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport  
2017 Kia Niro
2017 Kia Niro  2017 Kia Niro  2017 Kia Niro  2017 Kia Niro  2017 Kia Niro  
2017 Mazda MX-5
2017 Mazda MX-5  2017 Mazda MX-5  2017 Mazda MX-5  2017 Mazda MX-5  2017 Mazda MX-5  
2017 Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi
2017 Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi  2017 Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi  2017 Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi  2017 Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi  2017 Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi  
2017 Nissan Quest
2017 Nissan Quest  2017 Nissan Quest  2017 Nissan Quest  2017 Nissan Quest  2017 Nissan Quest  
2017 Toyota Sienna
2017 Toyota Sienna  2017 Toyota Sienna  2017 Toyota Sienna  2017 Toyota Sienna  2017 Toyota Sienna  
2017 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Concept
2017 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Concept  2017 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Concept  2017 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Concept  2017 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Concept  2017 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Concept