|BEACH CARS STORM THE 2014 AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE|
|'For an event like 'The Amelia' a class of beach cars is appropriate and ideal,' said Warner. 'After all, when you take a break from the concours field and sit on the veranda at the Ritz-Carlton with a cool drink in front of you, you stare at the ocean and the beach. I just wish we could find a way to make the beach part of the concours field just this once.'
During the La Dolce Vita epoch, the ultimate European playboy's car was neither a Maserati nor a Ferrari. It arrived on sun splashed ...[Read more...]|
|ALEXANDER CALDER'S BMW BATMOBILE ART CAR COMES TO 'THE AMELIA'|
|A Genius Creates An Enduring Tradition That's An Unforgettable Ultimate Driving Machine
The first BMW Art Car, Alexander Calder's BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' GT racer, will headline the Amelia Concours' BMW 'Batmobile' class in 2014.
BMW's 'The Ultimate Driving Machine' ad campaign has endured since 1975, which was an exceptionally productive and creative year for the Bavarian sports and luxury car maker. That was the year that BMW created a vehicle that was not only true to BMW's...[Read more...]|
|Amelia Island Concours Video Born Of A Blue Sky Available Online|
|The 16-minute video Born of a Blue Sky, recounting the 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, is available now on the web through a link at www.ameliaconcours.org or at www.bornofabluesky.com.
'Born of a Blue Sky has the same sort of visual presence as an impressionist painting,' said Bill Warner, Chairman and Founder of The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. 'The video captures that special quality of light Amelia Island has on an early spring morning that makes c...[Read more...]|
|18th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance|
|Call for Entries : Classic Car and Boat Show now accepting entries
The 18th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor, is now accepting car and boat entries for exhibitors to participate in the event, which is scheduled for May 4-5, 2013.
The weekend-long, nationally acclaimed classic car and vintage wooden boat show takes place each spring at the Lakewood Yacht Club in beautiful Seabrook, TX and attracts more than 15,000 attendees. The exhibitor...[Read more...]|
|NATALIE WOODS MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL COMPETES AT 17TH ANNUAL AMELIA ISLAND|
|The motion picture and the automobile came of age together. By the late Twenties movies began to talk and cars became practical daily transportation. A few grand marques, like Duesenberg and Cadillac, also became badges of status and social rank. Power, speed and exclusivity were coin of the realm.
By the Fifties a new type of car had emerged as Hollywood's favorite. Mercedes-Benz's 300SL had won Le Mans in 1952 and become the new high technology flagship for the venerable German marque. Sp...[Read more...]|