2020 Amelia Island Itinerary

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Celebrates its 25thAnniversary

Founded in 1996 and now celebrating its landmark 25th anniversary, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance stands as one of the finest collector-car events in North America. Organized by Bill Warner and his team, “The Amelia,” as it has become more commonly known, runs with the tireless support of a small army of some 450 event volunteers plus a virtually countless array of exhibitors and supporters. Enjoying an uninterrupted record through the years, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance draws nearly 250 rare show vehicles and legions of classic car fans annually. Best of all, this wonderful event has generated over $3.5 million in support of the work of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Spina Bifida of Jacksonville and other worthy local and national charities since inception.

On Sunday, March 8th, this year’s edition of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will honor racer, team owner and business legend Roger Penske and include a special class featuring the iconic racing cars of Team Penske. Star attractions will include examples of Porsche’s monstrous 917/30 of Can Am racing fame, described by Penske’s star driver Mark Donohue in The Unfair Advantage as “…the perfect racing car.”

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Image Source: Race cars of Hans Stuck at 2016 Amelia Island Concours- Sports Car Digest (www.sportscardigest.com)

Other Amelia Island attractions will include the examples of the “dream cars” designed under the guidance of Harley Earl, who established GM’s renowned design studios and directed the company’s styling until his eventual retirement in 1958.

Blenheim, Ontario’s RM Auctions (now RM Sotheby’s) added a high-end collector-car auction to the growing roster of Amelia Island festivities in 1999 and stands as the official collector-car auction house in conjunction with the Concours. Several other top collector-car auction houses have successfully carved out niches in this beautiful setting, including Bonhams and Gooding and Company, the latter having staked its place at Amelia Island one decade ago in 2010.

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Image Credit: Amelia Island Concours (https://www.ameliaconcours.org/news.aspx)

Quickly following the closely watched Scottsdale auction week in January, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, auctions and events provide a fun, relaxed atmosphere and a welcome winter break for many in attendance. In addition to the auctions, a wide array of displays, driving events and seminars will combine to deliver an exciting and action-packed occasion in a beautiful setting. Among the events will be the Porsche Driving Experience, PCA (Porsche Club of America) Werks Reunion and “Penske Perfect” seminar, all scheduled for Friday, March 6. Luxury-car displays, lifestyle events, exclusive dinners and various book and merchandise offerings round out the wide array of Amelia Island celebrations and events. Members of the Premier Financial Services team will also be in attendance at Amelia Island, monitoring the auctions and ready to help our clients with their expert leasing and financing advice.

With a jam-packed schedule, the various Amelia Island events will span March 3-8 and careful advance planning is essential to getting the most from your experience. To help, we have compiled the following list of activities, dates and useful information links:

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Image Source: Ford at 2019 Amelia Island Concours Ford- (www.performance.ford.com)

Amelia Island 2020 Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th, 2020

Bonhams Preview
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
2800 Bill Melton Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
For more information, please visit bonhams.com 

 

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Image Source: 2017 Amelia Island Concours- Speed Sport (speedsport.com)

THURSDAY, MARCH 5th, 2020

Bonhams Preview
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
2800 Bill Melton Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
For more information, please visit
bonhams.com

Gooding & Company Preview
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, please visit goodingco.com

The Shop at the Concours
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the Public With Show Ticket
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Bonhams Auction
11 a.m. Start Time
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
2800 Bill Melton Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
For more information, please visit bonhams.com

RM Sotheby’s Preview
1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Ocean Front Lawn
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit
rmsothebys.com

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 1
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit
https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Guardians of Porsche Wine Maker’s Dinner (Sold Out)
6:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/
For event waitlist, email:hbecker@ameliaconcours.org

 

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Image Source: 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2019- Amelia Concours (ameliaconcours.org)

FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, 2020

Luxury Car Displays
The Ritz-Carlton, Front Entrance
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Book Signings
Various times throughout the day
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Pre-Function
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit
https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

PCA Werks Reunion Amelia Island
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Amelia River Golf Club
4477 Buccaneer Trail, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://werksreunion.com/amelia.cfm

The Porsche Driving Experience
7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Departing from Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport
700 Airport Road Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
For more information, visit  https://www.ameliaconcours.org/
For event tickets, visit here visit here

Reliable Carriers’ Eight Flags Road Tour
8 a.m. – 4 p.m
Departs from Ritz-Carlton main driveway
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
*Open to Concours Registered Vehicles Only*
For more information, visit
https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Gooding & Company Preview
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, please visit goodingco.com

 Test Drives – Various Manufacturers
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton & The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Front Driveway
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Complimentary
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Automobilia and Luxury Lifestyle Merchants
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Open to Public
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

The Shop at the Concours
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the Public With Show Ticket
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

RM Sotheby’s Preview
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit  rmsothebys.com

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 1
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

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Image Source: 2016 Amelia Island Concours- Road Scholars (road scholars.com)

Gooding & Company Auction
11 a.m. Start Time
Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, please visit goodingco.com

Friday Seminar – Penske Perfect / Purchase Tickets
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

RM Sotheby’s Auction
5:30 p.m. Start Time
The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit  rmsothebys.com

McLaren Dinner of Champions
7 pm – 10 pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom, Cocktail attire
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Roger Penske and his team including 15 past Amelia honorees
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7th, 2020

Luxury Car Displays
The Ritz-Carlton, Front Entrance
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Book Signings
Various times throughout the day
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Pre-Function
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit
https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

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Image Credit: Amelia Island Concours (https://www.ameliaconcours.org/news.aspx)

MotorXpo
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vendors and cars on display on the first hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

RM Sotheby’s Preview
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit rmsothebys.com

Cars & Coffee at the Concours
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Over 400 classic and exotic cars from local car clubs will be displayed
The Golf Club of Amelia Island
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Automobilia and Luxury Lifestyle Merchants
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Open to Public
For more information, visit https://www.am ,meliaconcours.org/

Test Drives – Various Manufacturers
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton & The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Front Driveway
Complimentary
For more information, visit  https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

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
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 1
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Saturday Seminar – Team Penske – The Early Years / Purchase Tickets
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit  https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

RM Sotheby’s Auction
11:30 a.m. Start Time
The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit rmsothebys.com

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Image Source: 2018 Amelia Concours- Petrolicious (petrolicious.com)

Cocktail Reception (By Invitation Only)
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Pre-Function, and Colonnade
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit
https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Mercedes-Benz Gala Dinner Honoring Roger Penske (By Invitation Only)
7:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Talbot Ballroom
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Black Tie Optional
For more information, visit  https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 8th, 2020

Luxury Car Displays
The Ritz-Carlton, Front Entrance
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

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
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

MotorXpo
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vendors and cars on display on the first hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit  https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

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Image Source: Amelia Island Concours- ERA Real Estate (ameliavacations.com)

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Golf Club of Amelia Island 10th & 18th Fairways
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

9:45 a.m. Honoree Roger Penske enters show field from Awards Tent
10:30 a.m. Sandra Alford Cars & Vintage Fashions Show – Awards Tent
11 a.m. Chairman’s Welcome/National Anthem & Flyover
11:45 a.m. Judges’ Introductions
12:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Awards Presentation – Awards Tent. The presentation includes Best in Show, Best in Class, Amelia and Corporate Awards.

Luxury Lifestyle and Automobilia Merchants
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
North end of the Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the Public With Show Ticket
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
For more information, visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

 

Written by David Neyens, Classic Auction News

For Premier Financial Services