Held on the days of March 10th through March 13 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida, the 21st Concours d'Elegance has evolved into the premier antique and classic car show on the east coast of the United States. Situated thirty miles from the city of Jacksonville on the northern border of the state of Florida, the event attracts tens of thousands of people to the event literally overloading the hotels in the area. "We are booked up all the way into Georgia" was one line this writer heard from one hotel reception clerk. Why would so many come to an otherwise overlooked corner of the state? Looking at these photos, most readers will want to book their reservations now to see the next show in person. It is a lightly populated corner of Florida, and hotels book out very quickly.
In addition to becoming the finest automobile show on the East Coast, this venue has become important for leading car auctions as well. Bonhams held a prior sale at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on March 10th. Those results can be seen here. Foremost sales included Lot 123, 1967 Ferrari 275 sold for $2.75 million lot 139 a 1937 Bugatti Roadster sold for $9.735 and lot 167, a 1937 Mercedes 540 Cabriolet sold for $2.97 million US dollars.
On March 11 Gooding and Compnay held their Amelia Island Auction, and those results can be seen here.
RM Sothebys was held at the Amelia Island Ritz Carleton on March 12th, those results may be seen here.
Next years show will be March 10th through March 12, 2017, for more information, click here
To read Part One of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2016, click here
To read the story on the Seal Cove Auto Museum, Mt. Desert Maine, click here