|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...]|
|STIRLING MOSS' LE MANS COUPE HEADLINES AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE MASERATI CENTENARY|
|In celebration of Maserati's 100th anniversary, the unique and rarely seen Maserati 450S Le Mans 'Costin Coupe' will be the competition centerpiece at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
Created as a secret weapon to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1957, the 450S's exterior design and brutish exhaust note made it the star of the French race 57 years ago. Maserati mechanics referred to it as 'Il Monstro,' Italian for 'the monster.'
Stirling Moss was assigned to race the V-8-...[Read more...]|
|Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours D'Elegance To Showcase World-Class Collections|
| ||HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The 2013 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance will include major international names in automotive collecting and racing when the event returns for its 12th annual celebration Oct. 25 – Nov. 3. Among those names are renowned collectors Sam and Emily Mann and Jim Schmidt, selected, respectively, as this year's Pinnacle and Honored Collectors. Mann and Schmidt, along with their award-winning collections, will be featured in this year's Motor...[Read more...]|
|Prince Heinrich Benz Racers Reunited at 'The Amelia'|
|In the early 1900's, at the dawn of the automotive motorsport age, one of the most significant race venues was the Prinz Heinrich Tour, named after Prince Albert Wilhelm Heinrich of Prussia, automotive enthusiast and brother of German Emperor Wilhelm II.
In 1907, the German Imperial Automobile Club organized the first annual Prinz Heinrich Tour which is often seen as a precursor to the German Grand Prix. Among the races' most notable winners were Fritz Erle who won the 1908 race in a 50 h...[Read more...]|
|Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance to Open With Classic Flyover|
|The 17th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will open with a historic three-plane flyover at 10:02 AM on Sunday March 11th.
In keeping with 'The Amelia's' theme of rare, elegant, and desirable cars and maximum fun, 'The Amelia's' flyover will not only be unique but historically accurate.
The three-plane Amelia flyover will be led by David Martin's 300-horsepower aerobatic Breitling CAP 232 monoplane.His wingman will be David Kicklighter in the Breitling Extra 300L aeroba...[Read more...]|