Comedian And Car Collector Adam Carolla Moderates Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2017 Seminar
March 8, 2017 by Amelia Island Concours
In 2017 the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance's traditional Friday and Saturday seminars offer backstage passes to the world of Japanese racing and high performance cars. On Saturday, the racers who helped forge Jaguar's legend offer an intimate look under the hood of decades of Jaguar's competition success.
- The Men Behind The Victories Seminar - Friday Mach 10, 2017, 3:00 PM, Ritz-Carlton Talbot Ballroom.
On October 24, 1965 the Honda RA272 won the Grand Prix of Mexico opening an era of ultra-high performance Japanese cars. From Formula 1 to Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring, Indy, GTP and Group C competition and production sports car racing the power and performance of Japanese racers changed the world of high-performance automobiles forever.
Comedian, actor, filmmaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur and pioneer podcaster, Adam Carolla moderates. The panel includes Peter Brock, Chip Robinson, John Morton, Sam Posey and Tommy Kendall.
Adam Carolla's story is inspirational. After working for twelve years as a journeyman carpenter, Adam went on to tackle Hollywood, moving quickly through the comedy ranks, appearing on The Tonight Show a total of 23 times.
Carolla started 'The Adam Carolla Podcast' in 2009, quickly becoming #1 iTunes Podcast with more than five million downloads a month. Now his Guinness World Record-holding 'most downloaded' show is part of the Carolla Digital network, which produces a wide variety of shows every week, including the automotive-focused CarCast.
Carolla is an avid car collector and owns the largest collection of Paul Newman race cars, which he regularly races. His admiration of Paul Newman led him to co-write and co-direct 2015's acclaimed documentary, 'Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman' also featuring John Morton and Sam Posey.
LEGENDS OF THE LEAPING CAT - Jaguar Racing Drivers Seminar - Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM. The Ritz-Carlton Talbot Ballroom. Tommy Kendall moderates a panel including Jaguar legend Norman Dewis, Hurley Haywood, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Chip Robinson, Bob Tullius and Bill Adam.
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From Jaguar's first Le Mans winner, the 1951 C-Type, through the 1990 Le Mans-winning XJR-12 and Group 44's prototypes and Jaguar sports cars this credentialed panel charts the course set by Sir William Lyons for seven decades of high performance with a distinctly English flavor.
Now in its third 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 over 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show's Foundation has donated over $3.0 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc., Spina Bifida of Jacksonville, The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Shop with Cops, and other deserving charities. In 2013 and 2016 the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance won Octane Magazine's EFG International Historic Motoring Event of the Year award.The 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for March 10-12, 2017. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org.
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