2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Celebrates the Automobile

March, 2018

Amelia Island

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (The Amelia) typically draws more than 300 classics from all across the country, as well as internationally. The high point of the Concours is the selection of the Best of Shows, Concours d’Elegance and Concours de Sport, but leading up to their unveiling, there’s so many automobiles to see and appreciate – for their beauty, craftsmanship, historical significance, and rarity. No wonder these events are considered celebrations of the automobile. Here are some of the highlights of the show.


1968 Ford ‘Bullitt’ Mustang

One of the original 1968 Ford Mustang Fastbacks from the movie ‘Bullitt,’ and the only one known to still exist, was thought to be lost to the public forever. Throughout the years, its mystique contributed to its reputation as being the holy grail of the car-collector hobby. Decades later, this highly-coveted Mustang has been rediscovered, and it is making a comeback, first at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, and now at the Amelia Island Concours.


Shelby Lonestar

The Shelby Lonestar was created a half-century ago as a replacement for the legendary 427 Shelby Cobra. However, it couldn’t pass U.S. safety regulations, so it never went into production. Today after more than ten years of restoration, and being the only one of its kind, the Shelby Lonestar made its debut at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.


Concept Cars

Always crowd pleasers, Concept Cars, were windows into the future of personal travel, and today, they still capture the imaginations of the public, with their striking body shapes. Not only are they design marvels, but they’re also true works of art.


Ed “Big Daddy” Roth Cars

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth was a custom car designer and builder who was known for his landmark Beatnik Bandit, futuristic Orbitron and Surfite. The Roth Cars shown at the Concours came from the collections of Beau Boeckmann, the Petersen Automotive Museum, and National Automobile Museum.


More Sights at the Concours

Always crowd pleasers, Concept Cars, were windows into the future of personal travel, and today, they stWith so many beautiful and historic vehicles on the show field, there’s never a shortage of photo opportunities. Here are just a few of the sights that made the 2018 Concours d’Elegance memorable.



Of the several auctions being held during the week of the Amelia Island Concours, here are highlights from three of the auction houses.