Eye Candy: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Photos by Steve Purdy

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is a great venue for capturing dramatic images of special cars. Founder and chairman Bill Warner and his dedicated team assemble one of the best shows in the U.S. and always include cars we’d never seen. The four days of events include three auctions, three shows, fascinating seminars, dozens of other elements and the largest gathering car people, including the rich and famous, anywhere outside of Pebble Beach. Everything culminates in the Concours d’Elegance presented on the golf course of the Ritz Carlton Resort.

After immersing myself in all the events I can squeeze in for the first three days I arrive at the show field Sunday just before dawn. Hagerty Insurance provides the coffee and donuts but I have only a couple hours to take advantage of the soft light of dawn and the lack of crowds to get my best shots of the week. After that the sunlight becomes too harsh and the cars become obscured by throngs of show goers. Hope you enjoy the gallery.

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