Super Cars coming to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance This May

  • by Charles Wagoner
  • May 13, 2021
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The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will take place May 20-23, 2021 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island. The show’s Foundation has donated over $3.75 million to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Spina Bifida of Jacksonville and other local and national charities since 1996 and we are excited for the event to be back this year.

No formal definition or classification exists for the term “Supercar.” No matter. They are well named and exotic corporate statements created to deliver bragging rights; maximum automobiles with high entertainment value and somewhat less utility. But they summon powerful emotions when seen on the road or from the cockpit, and that’s most important component of the nonexistent supercar definition.

Politically, Supercars are proof that capitalism works. Supercars are the stuff of fantasies. In 2021, The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will gather some of the greatest examples from the 1980s and 1990s in a grandiose display. Comprised of automobiles that many of us grew up dreaming about, maybe the class is best described as “a real-life gathering of childhood poster cars.”

What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Countach than to bring what is arguably the most iconic Countach in existence, the 81/82 Monaco Grand Prix Safety Car? 

The 26th annual Amelia’s Supercar Class is also scheduled to include the majestic Ferrari supercar trio of the 288 GTO, F40 and F50. And if that’s not enough prancing horses for you, we invited the most famous 1980s Testarossa of them all, VIN 63259, the actual screen-shot car from the television series Miami Vice.

Germany will be well-represented with immaculate versions of BMW’s M1, a Porsche 959 and the show-stopping Mercedes-AMG CLK GTR. AMG, the performance wing of Mercedes, would design, build, and test the CLK GTR in 128 days. The resultant supercar would win at the A-1 Ring, Suzuka, Donington, Sebring and Laguna Seca. 

Great Britain’s supercar ambassadors include a stunning Jaguar XJR-15 and the iconic McLaren F1. Both represent what is possible when a manufacturers only apparent directive is, “do what needs to be done.” The Jaguar is the first road car to feature a carbon-fiber chassis and body. The F1 would hold the title of “fastest production car” for more than a decade.

What happens when an ex-Lamborghini engineer (Claudio Zampolli), a disco and electronic music pioneer (Giorgio Moroder) and a legendary automotive designer (Marcello Gandini) join forces? A radically styled 1990s supercar powered by a transversely mounted 540 horsepower sixteen-cylinder engine or the Cizeta V16T. The Amelia is excited to invite chassis #101, the same supercar featured in Cizeta’s press images and displayed at the 1993 Geneva Auto Show.

 

“It’s impossible not to giggle when I look over the list of cars in the 2021 Supercars class,” says Chris Brewer, The Amelia’s Director of Communications. “Growing up in the 1980s these are the cars that I pushed diecast versions of around on my folk's kitchen floor. The same cars I built monuments to on my bedroom walls. We are thrilled to bring so many incredible examples together for this year's concours. Look for a surprise or two as well!”

Supercars will join The Amelia’s celebration of Hispano-Suiza, Porsche 935, Chevy Thunder, Weird & Wonderful and others at the 26th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, May 20-23, 2021. 

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Preview

10:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Ocean Front Lawn

Open to Public

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 1

Guardians of Porsche Wine Maker’s Dinner / *SOLD OUT*

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm -The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom

 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Amelia Island Concours d'EleganceThe Porsche Driving Experience / SOLD OUT

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Amelia Island Concours d'EleganceReliable Carriers’ Eight Flags Road Tour

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Departs from The Ritz-Carlton main driveway

The tour stops at various points on and around Amelia Island and concludes with a public display and lunch in downtown Fernandina Beach.

The Shop at the Concours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -Show Field, The Golf Club of Amelia Island

Test Drives – Various Manufacturers

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - The Ritz-Carlton & The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Front Driveway

Amelia Island Concours d'EleganceAutomobilia and Luxury Lifestyle Merchants

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Preview

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. - The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Ocean Front Lawn

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 1

Book Signing with Bill Warner

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - The Shop at the Concours, The Concours Show Field

Friday Seminar - Chevy Thunder 

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Ritz- Carlton, Talbot Ballroom $40.00

McLaren Dinner Dinner of Champions

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Talbot Ballroom 

 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

MotorXpo

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Vendors and cars on display on the first hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Preview

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Ocean Front Lawn

Cars & Coffee at the Concours

Presented by Revs Institute and Heacock Classic Insurance

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Over 450 classic and exotic cars from local car clubs will be displayed on MotorXpo 1st Fairway and Show field and 10th & 18th Fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island. Vehicles must be pre-registered to participate by December 9.

The Shop at the Concours

9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. -Show Field, The Golf Club of Amelia Island

Amelia Island Concours d'EleganceAutomobilia and Luxury Lifestyle Merchants

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Open to Public

Test Drives – Various Manufacturers

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - The Ritz-Carlton & The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Front Driveway

Complimentary

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 1

Book Signing with Bill Warner

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Collier Booth, Showfield

Bill Warner's book, The Other Side of the Fence, will be available for sale at The Amelia's retail tent on the show field. The author, Bill Warner, will be available for book signings at the Collier Booth on the show field Saturday

Saturday Seminar - The All Conquering Porsche 935 / SOLD OUT

Presented by Grundy Insurance

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Ritz- Carlton, Talbot Ballroom 

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Saturday Auction

11:00 a.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Grand Ballroom

Featuring a curated selection of 80+ automobiles

*Admission is for pre-registered bidders, sellers, and credentialed media only*

Honoree Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island - Talbot Ballroom $400.00 pp

Honoring Lyn St. James Limited Seating - Black Tie Optional

 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Golf Club of Amelia Island 10th & 18th Fairways

9:45 a.m. Honoree Lyn St. James enters the show field from the Awards Tent

10:30 a.m. Sandra Alford Cars & Vintage Fashions Show – Awards Tent

11:00 a.m. Chairman’s Welcome / National Anthem & Flyover

11:45 a.m. Judges Introduction

12:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Awards Presentation 

Awards Tent. The presentation includes Best in Show, Best in Class, Amelia, and Corporate Awards.

Amelia Island Concours d'EleganceMotorXpo 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Vendors and cars on display on the first hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island

The Shop at the Concours

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island

Open to the Public With Show Ticket

Luxury Car Displays

Friday – Sunday - The Ritz-Carlton, Front Entrance

 

To learn more about the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, visit www.ameliaconcours.org.

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