|PORSCHE'S 914 HONORED AT 20TH AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE|
|The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will honor the first mid-engine production Porsche, the 914 in all its variants.
At first some Porsche purists lamented the Porsche 914's seemingly humble origins. They whispered the 'V-Word' . . . Volkswagen. The reality was that the 914 is a blood descendant of the seminal Gmund Porsche, the first car to wear the family name and the crest, a pure sports car designed around a Volkswagen-sourced air-cooled flat-four and a mid-engine con...[Read more...]|
|PACKARD'S RARE CONCEPT CARS FEATURED AT 'THE AMELIA'|
|'Ask the man who owns one' was Packard's slogan from the earliest days of the marque. On March 9, 2014, Packard fans visiting the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours can ask the man who owns 58 Packards.
Ralph Marano, Sr., an orthodox Packard man of long standing, has been seized by one of the most dignified, delightful and elegant obsessions in the car collecting hobby. Ralph really likes Packard show cars. He likes them so much that he has collected all ten.
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|Holden Celebrates 35 Years of Commodore|
|Holden is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its most iconic nameplate, Commodore.
For over three decades, the Holden Commodore has delivered significant advances in vehicle performance, safety and comfort on the way to becoming Holden's longest-standing and most successful nameplate.
Holden Executive Director, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, Phil Brook, said Holden was extremely proud of Commodore's success.
'There are not many nameplates in Australia that can lay claim to a ric...[Read more...]|
|Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows Celebrate Silver Anniversary Le Mans Victory At 2014 Amelia Island Concours D'elegance|
|From their glory days in the 1930s, the all-conquering racers from Mercedes-Benz were known with affection, respect and, occasionally, fear, as the 'Silver Arrows'.
The nickname has its roots in a clever solution to a weight restriction mandated by the grand prix rule book. During the 1930s, to save weight and meet the international regulation requiring grand prix cars to race under the maximum weight of 750 Kilograms (1650 lb.), Mercedes-Benz removed Germany's traditional racing white pain...[Read more...]|
|'CARS AND COFFEE AT THE CONCOURS' SHOW SATURDAY AT THE AMELIA|
|The latest must-see event at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is the duPont REGISTRY CARS & COFFEE AT THE CONCOURS. The Saturday morning event (3/9/13) sponsored by Heacock Classic Car Insurance is scheduled from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the 18th fairway of the Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
'From the moment we created 'The Amelia' there's been a demand to expand the scope of the show even further,' said Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance founder and Chairman Bill Warner. 'Th...[Read more...]|