2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance — one of the most visited and most prestigious car shows in the world. While the event doesn’t happen until early March, it is now a good time to bring awareness to how spectacular an event it truly is.
Recently shared with us, the spectator-produced video below shows the rarity of cars that are in attendance. Last year, according to the producer of the video, it was a heaven for those in love with ’60s Ferraris. Old and new cars alike share the grounds at the Amelia Island gold club, although a focus is put on cars that are historic, rare or both.
The charity event benefits numerous charities in the Florida region, including Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. While it may be the charity that keeps the event going, the love of cars is what keeps the thousands of spectators coming each year. Many cars are transported to the event by ferry, a point the video producer, Justin Lapriore, was quite keen to point out. “I rode a ferry packed with some of the rarest, most valuable Ferrari’s on the planet, I hitched a ride in a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export, I touched Bugattis, Duesies, and Rollers and I ogled Shelby Cobra CSX0001.” Undoubtedly, your experience might not be as cool as Justin’s, the Amelia Island Concours is an event everyone needs to try and attend once in their life.
Check out the video for a glimpse of what the 2013 Amelia Island Concours has in store. The event runs from March 8-10, 2013 in Amelia Island, Florida. You can get more information on their website.