2019 Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance: Part 1
Our annual trip to the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance is one of our favorite weekends of the year. When we first started going in 2006, it was a pretty quiet event, seemingly only attended by owners of show vehicles, and those interested in the concurrent Sotheby’s auction held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. While these cars are certainly out of our usual wheelhouse, you’ll have to allow us to indulge ourselves on some of the greatest, well-kept vehicles in automotive history.
The entire weekend is full of various shows, events, and auctions. We usually try to get around to as many as we can, but this year traffic was so crazy that we spent most of the time around the Ritz itself, exploring the various showcases and installations. It can only be described as complete overload. This 1976 Countach, devoid of the later stick-ons of the ‘80s, was a treat.
We probably said enough about Mercedes diesels in our last post, but the 220D was breath-taking.
Sotheby’s Auction always provides some incredible opportunities to get up close and personal with legendary cars. Many of these cars were expected to bring over a million dollars at auction, which is admittedly not average. Oh well. Enjoy the pics anyway.
A Lamborghini LM002 is always a treat. Pirelli recently began reproduction of the king-of-meaty 325/65/17 tires, ensuring that these stay on the road for years to come.
The LM002 was not the only goofball Lamborghini present. This sleep-eyed Jarama is a good opportunity for those that missed the boat on affordable Countachs.
This post only scratches the surface of our time on Amelia Island, so be on the look out for the next part of our coverage. In the mean time, check out the gallery below for more shots of the Sotheby’s Auction cars at the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance!