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UK’s 2015 Royal concours set for Scottish castle

Cars on tour for UK's Concours d'Elegance Royal | Cd'E Royal photo
Cars on tour for UK’s Concours d’Elegance Royal | Cd’E Royal photo

The United Kingdom’s annual Concours of Elegance Royal will be held September 4-6, 2015, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, “with the gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen,” the organizers have announced.

Not only does the event attract a group of the world’s most historic and significant classic vehicles, but is hosted by a different royal venue each year. The inaugural concours was staged at Windsor Castle in 2012. Subsequent events were held at St James Palace and, this year, at Hampton Court Palace.

In addition to the concours, participants will take their vehicles on a two-day driving tour of Scotland, September 2-3.

“Set against the backdrop of Arthur’s Seat, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is a truly exceptional venue, standing at the end of Edinburgh’s world-famous Royal Mile, and being Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland,” the news release said. “The annual Concours of Elegance remains totally unique in being the only automotive event in the UK to enjoy an authentic and spectacular Royal Palace as its backdrop, with keen Royal motoring enthusiast HRH Prince Michael of Kent as the event’s Patron.”

While the concours is limited to 60 vehicles, hundreds of other cars from automakers and car clubs will be arrayed on the palace grounds.

Arizona Concours d’Elegance hosts two new events

Peter Brock, designer of the Le Mans-winning Cobra Daytona Coupe, will be one of the Elegance at Speed panelists  | Carroll Shelby Foundation
Peter Brock, designer of the 1964 Le Mans class-winning Cobra Daytona Coupe, will be one of the Elegance at Speed panelists | Carroll Shelby Foundation

The second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance has announced two new featured events – an insider’s look at Arizona’s famous collector-car auction week and a panel discussion with acclaimed race car designers – that take place at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, where the concours will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Both forums happen on Saturday, January 10, in the Grand Ballroom, and tickets are available for the public to attend what should be a fascinating afternoon of classic and competition car talk leading up to the Concours, staged the following day on the landscaped inner lawns of the historic Arizona Biltmore.

First up is the annual auction week preview presented by the Phoenix Automotive Press Association (PAPA).   The preview features a panel of collector-car experts who will discuss the trends of today’s market, and what cars they expect will be getting all the attention during the six collector-car auctions that happen in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area during the week following the Arizona Concours.

The PAPA discussion also will include representatives from the various auctions who will present the highlights of their upcoming sales. The auctions will be held through January 18 by RM, Gooding and Company, Barrett-Jackson, Bonhams, Russo and Steele, and Silver.

Automotive journalist and author Larry Edsall will moderate the PAPA event, which starts at noon and runs to 1:30 pm. The members of the expert panel will be announced at a later date.  Edsall is editorial director of ClassicCars.com.

Veteran race driver Lyn St. James will moderate Elegance at Speed
Veteran race driver Lyn St. James will moderate Elegance at Speed

Next is a special panel discussion entitled Elegance at Speed, in which three top designers will speak about race car design over the decades. The forum will be moderated by former race driver Lyn St. James, who was the second woman to race the Indianapolis 500 and the first to be selected rookie of the year in 1992.

Panelists for Elegance at Speed are Nigel Bennett, designer of F1 and Indycars, who spent 10 years at Penske Racing contributing to 53 wins and five driver championships; Peter Brock, best-known for designing the Cobra Daytona Coupe for Carroll Shelby’s team to compete with at Le Mans, among his many accomplishments; and Kip Wasenko, the former director of design for GM’s Cadillac Division and designer of Cadillac’s Le Mans Prototype (LMP).

The Elegance at Speed panel discussion starts at 2 pm and continues through 4.

Tickets are now available for the PAPA auction preview and Elegance at Speed – one $50 ticket gains entry to both events. Seating is limited and tickets are expected to go quickly. Tickets for the panel discussions and for the Arizona Concours d’Elegance the following day are available online at www.arizonaconcours.com.

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a premier automotive event that serves as the start of the famous Classic Car Week in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, benefits Make-A-Wish Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions.

 

Unique 1954 Fiat 8V Ghia entered in Arizona Concours

The final 1954 Fiat 8V designed by Ghia received a unique body style | RM Auctions
The final 1954 Fiat 8V designed by Ghia received a unique body style | RM Auctions

The Cars of Carrozzeria Ghia, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the renowned Italian design house, is one of the featured classes for the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance on January 11, 2015.

Within that class will be a unique and spectacular example of the coachbuilder’s artistry. The car is not only an exotic 1954 Fiat 8V, but one with an elegant coupé body that is unlike any other. This was the final example that Ghia created using the jewel-like 2-liter Fiat 8V engine, and the only car that Ghia did not body in the more-familiar Supersonic form.

The narrow Fiat V8 engine displaces just 2 liters | RM Auctions
The Fiat V8 displaces just 2 liters | RM Auctions

Other Italian design houses, such as Vignale, Pinin Farina and Zagato, also built special creations around the Fiat 8V, but this particular Ghia coupe is well-known for its splendid styling.

The Arizona Concours, held on the landscaped inner lawns of the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort, presents a rare opportunity to see the one-of-a-kind Fiat 8V by Ghia displayed in such a grand setting.

The Fiat Ghia is owned by Andy Manganaro of Xenia, Ohio, who says that since purchasing the unique car in 2013, he has “already driven it extensively and shown it to good success… My principal intent is to drive the car in long-distance rallies, to present it for the enjoyment of others, and to preserve it for posterity.”

According to Manganaro, the Fiat 8V underwent a total restoration that took 15 years to complete, culminating in this stunning piece of automotive artwork.

The 8V, or Otto Vù, engine was designed in aluminum alloy by Fiat engineer Dante Giacosa with a 70-degree V configuration to provide more power from a compact, lightweight package. The engine was so-named because U.S. automaker Ford held the copyright for the term V8 at that time.

Total restoration took 15 years to complete | RM Auctions
Total restoration took 15 years to complete | RM Auctions

Providing 110 horsepower in standard trim, the Fiat 8V engine was competitive in racing applications, providing the Italian automaker with many successes in the 2-liter class. The engine was originally intended for general production by Fiat, but never went beyond competition use and specialty cars.

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a premier event that serves as the start of the famous Classic Car Week in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, benefits Make-A-Wish Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions.

For more information about the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, including entry information and ticket sales, see www.arizonaconcours.com.

1938 Bugatti Type 57C is Best of Show at Hilton Head

Richard Workman's '38 Bugatti takes Best of Show at Hilton Head | Hilton Head concours photos
Richard Workman’s ’38 Bugatti takes Best of Show at Hilton Head | Hilton Head concours photos

A 1938 Bugatti Type 57C owned by Richard Workman of Windmere, Florida, was acclaimed Best of Show at the 2014 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. The festival ended Sunday at the Port Royal Golf Club on the famed South Carolina island resort.

Workman’s car is one of only 17 Type 57 coupes built between 1936 and 1940.

Chrysler (left), Bugatti (middle) and Studebaker take major honors at Hilton Head concours
Chrysler (left), Bugatti (middle) and Studebaker take major honors at Hilton Head concours

Spectators attending the festival voted the People’s Choice award to a 1929 Chrysler Model 75 dual-cowl phaeton owned by Robert and Alice Jepson of Savannah, Georgia. The car is one of 227 built.

A new award presented this year was the Paul Doerring Founders Award, given to a 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk owned by Mark James of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

“Established in honor of Paul Doerring, one of the key contributing founders of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival who passed away this year, this award is to be given to the most outstanding post-war car, a genre of car that Paul personally loved,” Carolyn Vanagel, president for the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival, said in a news release.

“Paul was a close friend to all in the industry and the award in his namesake is our way of honoring his legacy and love for classic cars.”

More than 500 automobiles were part of the 13th annual event, which featured Edsel B. Ford II as honorary chairman. Also honored were car designers J Mays and Ian Callum, racers Bobby Rahal, Hurley Haywood, Brian Redman and Davy Jones, and car collectors Joseph and Margie Cassini of West Orange, New Jersey, and William and Christine Snyder of Hudson, Ohio.

The 14th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for October 23 – Nov. 1, 2015.

Amelia Island Concours honors 1930s BMW 328

The BMW 328 is still acclaimed for its style and performance | Amelia Island Concours
The BMW 328 is still acclaimed for its style and performance | Amelia Island Concours

The BMW 328, the German automaker’s landmark sports roadster of the 1930s, will be showcased at the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2015.

Introduced in 1936 and built through 1940, the petite 328 boasted elegant styling and agile handling, as well as inspired engineering, and it became a strong contender in international sports car racing. BMW enthusiasts today trace the brand’s sporting attributes to the 328s, which have become highly valued collector’s items.

The 328 was powered by a 2-liter inline-6 | Amelia Island Concours
The 328 was powered by a 2-liter inline-6 | Amelia Island Concours

The BMW 328 was unveiled in 1936 at the Nurburgring racetrack just before the International Eifel Race, which the new car then proceeded to win in record time.

“The 328 is the car that set BMW on its current course,” said Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “The poise, speed and stamina of the 328 and its descendants are the roots of BMW’s reputation and give genuine credibility to BMW’s ‘ultimate driving machine’ label.”

Among the 328 sports cars that will be shown at Amelia will be several historic competition models.

“The star of the BMW 328 class for our 20th anniversary is the unique 328 Buegelfalte (‘trouser crease,’ for the razor-edge fender styling) roadster,” Warner said. “It finished sixth in the 1940 Mille Miglia.”

The 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will be held March 13-15 on the 10th and 18th fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida.

Hilton Head concours reunites a Ford with family’s cars

This 1956 Lincoln Continental was specially built for Edsel Ford II's mother | photos courtesy Rick Schmidt
This 1956 Lincoln Continental was specially built for Edsel Ford II’s mother | photos courtesy Rick Schmidt

In Detroit, the names of the auto barons are revered, spoken decades later in respectful, sometimes even in fearful tones. So it was a little shocking to hear Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of Henry Ford, grandson of his namesake Edsel Ford, and son of Henry Ford II as he talked about cars owned by his “Uncle Bill” and “Uncle Ben.”

Those men would be William Clay Ford and Benson Ford, who like Henry Ford II were scions and executives and members of the board of directors of the company that pretty much put the world on motorized wheels.

Among those vehicles were cars owned and driven by the Ford family. Although he was too young at the time to remember them, Edsel II will be reunited with three of those cars at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance, an event that begins October 24 with the Savannah Speed Classic vintage races at Savannah, Georgia, and concludes November 2 with the concours on the famed island resort in South Carolina.

This was your father’s car,”

— Rick Schmidt

to Edsel Ford II

 

Edsel Ford II will be honorary chairman for the 13th annual Hilton Head festival, where one of the features will be a 50th anniversary celebration for the Ford Mustang. He’ll take part in those activities, but what he’s most eager to see is a trio of specially built 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark IIs formerly owned by members of his family.

He’s already seen one of the cars. He was at the AACA Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a couple of years ago when a man approached and said he had a car he wanted Edsel II to see.

“I go over and he has a black Mark II with a black vinyl roof,” Ford said.

“Do you recognize it?” the man asked.

Ford said he did not. The man said, “This was your father’s car.”

Ford asked if the man had paperwork to support that claim. He did, and that paperwork showed that the car had been ordered by Edsel’s father for Edsel’s mother, Anne, “which I found to be even more interesting,” Edsel said.

Ford was even more intrigued when he learned that the man “also owns Uncle Bill’s car and Uncle Ben’s car.”

The man with those cars is Rick Schmidt, who with his father, Jim, not only owns some 200 classic cars but National Parts Depot, the automotive restoration parts company.

So how did the Schmidts come to possess the cars once owned by the Ford brothers?

Well, in the early 1980s, Rick’s uncle owned the Continental Mark II that had been built for Eleanor Ford, the mother of Henry II, William Clay and Benson. Rick’s grandfather had done a long drive in the car and asked his son, Rick’s father, if he could find him a Mark II of his own.

“One of my father’s best friends, Roger Hayman, was a Ford employee and previous Mark II owner,” Rick Schmidt said. “My father thought of Roger and called him up. Within a couple of hours, Roger calls my father back and says, ‘how would you like Mr. Ford’s car?’”

The William Clay Ford Mark II is bright blue, inside and out
The William Clay Ford Mark II was blue, inside and out

“My grandfather went up and bought it (the William Clay Ford car) and drove it back to Florida,” Rick said.

Rick’s father did some mechanical and cosmetic work on the car, which was driven by Rick’s grandfather into the 1990s, at which point a full restoration was done.

While showing the William Clay Ford car, Schmidt’s father met Edson Williams, a retired Ford executive who owned the Benson Ford Mark II. Despite several conversations, they couldn’t agree on a price. But Williams knew the Ford cars should be together and left a note in his car instructing his family to sell it to the Schmidts after Williams’ death.

Green is the color the Benson Ford version
Green is the color the Benson Ford version

Rick Schmidt said it was probably 2006 when they got the Benson Ford car, and it wasn’t long thereafter that his father revealed, “I know where Henry II’s Mark II is, but it’s an absolute basket case.”

What they bought, Rick said, was a million rusty pieces. However, a “challenging, extensive and expensive” restoration put the car back together.

“I’m pretty excited to see them all together,” Edsel Ford II said of his uncles’ and mother’s cars being parked together at the Hilton Head event.

So excited, it turns out, that Ford has been doing some research and has learned that not only is his grandmother’s Mark II still around, but so is a fifth one that was specially built for his aunt, Josephine. In fact, Ford hopes to stage his own concours at his grandfather’s estate in Michigan just for cars once owned by Ford family members.

“We have probably three or four cars that belonged to Edsel and Eleanor,” he said, adding that if things progress as he hopes, he’ll invite anyone who possess cars previously owned by his grandparents, parents, or aunt and uncles to a “special weekend.”

In the meantime, organizers of the Hilton Head event hope to provide a pair of special weekends for classic car enthusiasts. It started in Savannah, Georgia, this weekend with the 10th annual Savannah Speed Classic vintage races and concludes November 1-2 with the 13th Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival.

Goodguys set their 2015 events calendar

Goodguys gatherings can attract thousands of classic customs and hot rods | Larry Edsall
Goodguys gatherings can attract thousands of classic customs and hot rods | Larry Edsall

Something new, something old… It’s not just for weddings anymore, it also applies to the 2015 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s events schedule.

The something new is the inaugural Goodguys North Carolina Nationals, scheduled for April 17-19 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The something old is the return to the calendar of the Goodguys Nostaliga Nationals — and of vintage drag racing — which will be held for the fourth time but after a four-year hiatus, September 18-20 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

There also is one event-date change on the 2015 calendar with the 18th Colorado Nationals moving from June to its traditional fall date, September 11-13, at Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado.

The 2015 season starts and ends at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the sixth Spring Nationals are March 13-15 and the 18th Southwest Nationals are scheduled for November 20-22.

Thirteen of the Goodguys events in 2015 are for pre-1973 vehicles while eight are open to any year makes and models of American-made or American-powered cars and trucks. Seventeen events will include Goodguys AutoCross competitions.

In addition to the 2015 calendar, the Goodguys announced that the 2015 Grand Prize Giveaway Car will be a 1932 Ford hiboy roadster currently undergoing construction at Mike Goldman Customs.

Before the 2015 season begins, the Goodguys still have three events on their 2014 calendar: the 21st Southeastern Nationals, October 24-26 at Charlotte, North Carolina; the 25th Autumn Get-Together, November 8-9 at Pleasanton, California; and the 17th Southwest Nationals, November 14-16 at Scottsdale, Arizona.

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association 2015 schedule:

March 13-15, Scottsdale, AZ
March 20-22, Fort Worth TX
March 28 & 29, Pleasanton,CA
April 10-12, Del Mar CA
April 17-19, Raleigh NC
April 24-26, Kissimmee FL
May 15-17, Nashville TN
May 30-31, Pleasanton CA
June 5-7, Indianapolis
June 12-14, West Springfield MA
July 3-5, Des Moines IA
July 10-12, Columbus OH
July 24-26, Puyallup WA
August 14-16, Spokane WA
August 21-23, Pleasanton CA
September 11-13, Loveland CO
September 18-20, Bowling Green KY
October 2-4, Fort Worth TX
October 30-November 1, Charlotte NC
November 14-15, Pleasanton CA
November 20-22, Scottsdale AZ

For more information, visit the Goodguys website.

 

Amelia Concours to display Moss’ Mercedes race cars

The Mercedes-Benz race cars that brought Stirling Moss his greatest racing fame in 1955 will serve as the centerpiece for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March, when Moss will be the honored guest for the 20th annual Florida showcase.

The famous Mercedes 300SLR that Moss and navigator Denis Jenkinson drove to resounding victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia – setting a course record on public roads that was never broken – and the W196 Grand Prix car the British champion drove to repeated wins during the 1955 season will be on display among the more than 300 rare classic vehicles taking part in the Amelia Island Concours.

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Sir Stirling Moss honored guest at Arizona Concours

Sir Stirling Moss in the historic Mercedes-Benz SLR at the 2011 Goodwood Revival | Mercedes-Benz Classic Center
Sir Stirling Moss in the historic Mercedes-Benz SLR at the 2011 Goodwood Revival | Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

One of the greatest champions of auto racing, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, will be an honored guest at the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix on January 11, 2015.

The British racing legend will attend the intimate Arizona Concours with his wife, Lady Susie Moss, presenting entrants and spectators with the opportunity to meet him as he tours the scenic landscaped grounds of the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Biltmore Resort, where 80 select vintage automobiles will be on display.

Moss at the British the Grand Prix in 1955 | Mercedes-Benz Classic Center
Moss at the British the Grand Prix in 1955 | Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

Moss, an active octogenarian who travels the world as an acclaimed diplomat for historic motorsports, competed in vintage racing events until just a few years ago. He still provides on-track demonstrations of some of his most famous race cars and regularly takes part in classic car rallies.

Moss began his remarkable motorsports career in 1948 at the age of 18, driving a Cooper 500 that he purchased with his winnings from horsemanship competitions. His exceptional driving skills soon earned him coveted spots among the world’s greatest racing teams.

During his professional driving career that ran through 1962, Moss competed in 529 races and won 212 of them. He eventually drove 84 different brands of automobiles in a wide variety of sports car and grand prix classes and events. Although he is recognized as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers ever, Moss never won a world championship, but came in runner up four times.

Denis Jenkinson and Moss in the Mercedes-Benz SLR at the start of the 1955 Mille Miglia | Mercedes-Benz Classic Center
Denis Jenkinson and Moss in the Mercedes-Benz SLR at the start of the 1955 Mille Miglia | Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

Perhaps the most memorable race of Moss’s tremendous career was his epic run in the 1,000-mile classic Mille Miglia of Italy in 1955 driving a streamlined Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. With journalist Denis Jenkinson serving as navigator, Moss drove the German engineering marvel at an average speed of 97.96 mph on public roads to win the event far ahead of the competition, and setting a course record that was never equaled.

Moss retired from professional racing in 1962 after a near-fatal crash at Goodwood, after which he turned to his business career with the same enthusiasm and competitiveness as he did on the track. These days, much of his global traveling and personal appearances are as brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz Classic.

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a premier event that serves as the start of the famous Classic Car Week in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, benefits Make-A-Wish Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions.

For more information about the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, including entry information and ticket sales, see www.arizonaconcours.com.

Porsche 914 gains respect at Amelia Island Concours

A 1970 Porsche 914-6 at the recent Porsche Werks Reunion in Monterey | Bob Golfen
A 1970 Porsche 914-6 at the recent Porsche Werks Reunion in Monterey | Bob Golfen

The 914 is the Rodney Dangerfield of Porsches. The little mid-engine sports car gets no respect, at least not within the vast pecking order of status-seeking Porsche owners.

But the Porsche 914 has lured plenty of fans over the years with its exceptional handling, spare styling and renowned durability. However one might view the 914’s humble VW origins and its role as an entry-level model, there can be little doubt that the Targa-topped two-seater is a pure sports car in the Porsche tradition.

In 2015, the Porsche 914 gets a major boost in prestige. Porsche’s first mid-engine production car has been named an honored marque for the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance of Florida, one of the top classic car events in the nation.

As such, it joins the ranks of some of the world’s greatest vintage automobiles in this celebrated concours, where 250 rare and noteworthy vehicles compete for awards. The event takes place March 13-15 at The Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton Resort.

The 914-6 GT driven by Hurley Haywood and Peter Gregg at Sebring in 1971 | Bill Warner
The 914-6 GT driven by Hurley Haywood and Peter Gregg at Sebring in 1971 | Bill Warner

“The 914 is a true Porsche with pure Porsche DNA,” said Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours. “The 914 was raced and rallied successfully all around the world and, like the 911, a cult has grown up around it. It’s time the 914 had its day in the sun.”

The 914, produced from 1969 through 1976, will be celebrated in all its iterations and performance development, according to a concours news release, with an emphasis on its many successes as a “giant killer” on the race track. Its racing accomplishments helped the lowest-priced Porsche also find a high level of success in the showroom, where it quickly outsold the pricier 911.

“It was fashionable with some self-proclaimed Porsche purists to consider the 914 an ‘ugly duckling’,” Warner said in the news release. “That changed very quickly.

A rare 1972 Porsche 916, one of just 11 built, formerly owned by Peter Gregg | Bill Warner
A rare 1972 Porsche 916, one of just 11 built, formerly owned by Peter Gregg | Bill Warner

“Here in north Florida, the Porsche 914 found a home and willing customers through the racing exploits of Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood and Brumos Porsche, who took the 914/6 GT to victory in the first IMSA GT race in history on the way to winning the first IMSA GT Championship title in 1971.”

Haywood, five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, noted, “The 914/6 GT was my first real race car. Peter Gregg and I shared the Championship in 1971 in my first year of professional racing. The 914 was really fun to drive and we would kill the big-block Chevys and Fords in IMSA.”

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2.0-liter 914/6 GT not only won the French classic’s GT class in its 1970 debut, it finished sixth overall, the first GT car behind the pure prototypes that had more than twice the 914’s engine displacement and power. The self-appointed Porsche purists were chagrinned that the class-winning 914/6 GT finished three laps ahead of the top-placed 911.

The Amelia Island main event, the concours d’elegance, takes place March 15 on fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Among the other special and featured classes at the Amelia Island Concours will be a showcase of Cars of the Cowboys, a selection of unique custom cars driven by the Western stars of film and TV.

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is a charity event that benefits Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other charities on Florida’s First Coast.

For more information, see ameliaconcours.org.