2016 Amelia Island Concours Picking up Speed Entering 3rd Decade


2016 Amelia Island


March, 2016 -- The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, in its 21st year, has grown at an amazing rate over the years. Beginning with just over 160 cars, and approximately 2,000 spectators, now more than 300 cars and tens of thousands of visitors come to this small island to share their enthusiasm for the automobile.


Hans-Joachim Stuck, double Le Mans 24 Hour winner, 1985 World Sports Car Champion, and one of the most successful international road racers of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, was this year's honoree. Alfa Romeo sent Stuck's 1977 Watkins Glen Alfa Romeo-powered Brabham to Amelia Island from its museum in Arese, Italy as the centerpiece of the Cars of Hans Stuck Class.


Other highlights of the Concours were: the Pegaso, which was this year's marque; Janis Joplin's Porsche 356 SC, which anchored the Porsche 356 class; the "Rain Man" roadster, a 1949 Buick Convertible restored by Wayne Carini; several pioneering concept cars, all developed by companies and/or individuals outside the major manufacturers in Detroit; and auction companies that offered an incredible selection of some of the most coveted automobiles in the world.


Best of Show Winners


Best of Show winners for the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance: Concours d'Elegance - 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Owned by Helen and Jack Nethercutt of Slymar, CA and Concours de Sport - 1952 Pegaso Z-102, Owned by Lowman Museum in Netherlands.


Concours d'Elegance and de Sport, 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II and 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Toasting the Winners Champagn Flows and Flows The Winners and the Owners Pegaso and Rolls Posing for Photo Concours de Sport -- 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Concours d'Elegance -- 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II


People's Choice


1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic
Janis Joplin's 1964 Porsche 356 C
1964 Porsche 356C (Janis Joplin Porsche)


Hans-Joachim Stuck's Race Cars


Hans-Joachim Stuck in his Winning '87 Porsche 1977 Brabham BT45B 1987 Porsche 24-Hour LeMans Winner 1985 Porsche 962 Race Car 1975 BMW 3.0CSL


Concept Cars


1974 Fascination Sedan 1967 Exemplar 1 1951 Studebaker Manta Ray 1950 Mercury Ultra Modern


Other Cars


1938 Cord Phantom Corsair 1931 Cord Speedster L29 Class Winners Awaiting Awards Trans Am Race Cars 1969 Dodge Daytona and 1970 Superbird 1938 Graham 975 Supercharged Cabriolet 1934 Hispano Suiza J12 Sedanca Coupe 1909 Lozier
Video Clips from Amelia Island Concours









2016 Amelia Island        During Amelia Island Auction Week, there were several auctions being held. Here are the highlights from three of them.