Duesenberg Model J by Murphy: 1930 Sport Berline (above), 1932 convertible (below) – Click for high-res image galleries
For the past fourteen years, Florida's Amelia Island has been putting on a little Concours d'Elegance. And we mean little as in quantity (about 250 cars), not quality. Take last year's winner, for example: a 1931 Voisin C20 Demi-Berline, which, along with the Daimler Double Six 50 and Bentley 8 holds the title for most intimidating-yet-beautiful pre-war car. And to celebrate the Concours' 15th year, Amelia Island's got something nifty up its sleeve.
The 13th Amelia Island Concours -- called by some the Pebble Beach of the East Coast -- will begin on March 7th at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida. Held on the last two holes of the Ritz's golf course, this year's event will host 250 rare cars from private collections and museums, the traditional RM Auction, and will also be GM's splashdown as the first event of the General's 100-year anniversary. It will include the auctioning or appearance of three one-of-a-kind vehicles, and a Tr
Although nowhere near the size or prestige of Pebble Beach, Meadowbrook, Amelia Island or Villa d'Este, a number of smaller local Concours take place on any given weekend around the world. Most of them have their own special focus and most of them are designed to raise money for charity. One such event took place a couple of weekends ago in Irvine, California.