For classic car enthusiasts, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (March 8-11) is springtime’s signature automotive event. Two-time winner of the prestigious International Historic Motoring Awards, “The Amelia” features more than 300 rare vehicles from seldom-seen private collections around the world at The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Now in its third decade, it has become the centerpiece of an island-wide celebration known as Amelia Concours Week. A complete schedule of Concours Week events, activities and special offers from many of the island’s award-winning hotels, resorts and inns can be found at AmeliaConcoursWeek.com.
The 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will honor two-time Formula One World Championship and Indianapolis 500 winner, Emerson Fittipaldi, and celebrate the Jaguar E-Type and Porsche Carrera, along with Cars of Martini Racing, Ferrari Daytona’s 50th Anniversary class, pioneers of electric cars, and more. In addition, the four-day event includes a thrilling assortment of live and silent auctions, ride and drive experiences, road tours, seminars, luxury car displays, automobilia vendors, and gala dinners and cocktail receptions.
Other signature Concours Week events include high performance, high speed driving exercises with Le Mans and Daytona 500 winner Hurley Haywood at the Porsche Driving Experience, as well as auctions by Bonhams (March 8), Gooding & Company (March 8-9), and Motostalgia (March 10), showcasing a curated lineup of cars that always invites spirited bidding in a setting of southern elegance.
The Festivals of Speed (March 10) is a luxury lifestyle cocktail reception featuring an array of exotic, classic, and muscle vehicles of all makes and models, and offers the opportunity to view some of the world’s most exotic supercars, custom motorcycles, watercraft, and other extraordinary vehicles.
The Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners and enthusiasts to the second annual Werks Reunion at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation (March 9), an event focused on camaraderie rather than competition. An impressive array of Porsches will be on display at this free-to-spectators event, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Owners can choose to display their cherished car in model-specific Porsche Corrals or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win in more than 20 prize categories.