|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...]|
|Sir Stirling Moss Returns To The Amelia Concours|
|Sir Stirling Moss defined the image of a professional racing driver. By the time premature retirement was forced upon him by a racing accident at Goodwood in 1962, his name meant 'racing driver'. He was every English schoolboy's hero and the inheritor of grand master and Mercedes-Benz teammate Juan Fangio's orb, scepter and crown.
In 1996 Sir Stirling was the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance first Honorary Chairman. The cover of 'The Amelia's' 1996 collector-grade program depict...[Read more...]|
|The Final Alfa-Romeo Zagato Stradale TZ3 To Debut At The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance|
|The last of only nine custom built ALFA Romeo Stradale TZ3s will make its debut on the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance field on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Known as the Italian sports car with 'the heart of a Viper and the soul of an ALFA', this stunning automobile is sure to please car fans.
Just nine Stradale TZ3s have been constructed to celebrate the centenary of Carrozzeria Zagato in 2010. The Azzurro California hued example slated to appear ...[Read more...]|
|1955 MOTORAMA LaSALLES TO DEBUT AT AMELIA|
|The LaSalle show cars built for the 1955 General Motors Motorama will be featured at the 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, March 10, 2013. Presented by Chubb Personal Insurance in partnership with the Bortz Auto Collection, Highland, Park, Illinois, the two cars, an unrestored sedan and the newly restored roadster, will be seen in public for the first time in 57 years.
'Joe Bortz has been on the cutting edge of dream car discoveries for over 40 years', commented Bill Warner, Chai...[Read more...]|
|DAVID PIPER JOINS AMELIA CONCOURS|
| DAVID PIPER JOINS AMELIA CONCOURS
FERRARI VS COBRA THE BATTLE FOR THE WORLD
SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIP SEMINAR
David Piper will join Ferrari's Mauro Forghieri, Cobra creator Carroll Shelby and Cobra Daytona Coupe designer Peter Brock for the Cobra vs Ferrari: the Battle For the World Championship for Sports Cars Seminar at 4:00 PM, Friday March 9th in the Talbot Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.
Trying to cast David Piper in a racing movie would be almost impossible. ...[Read more...]|