The 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance showcased more than 320 classics, which included Duesenbergs, Packards, Delahays, Ferrraris, rare Concepts, and historical race cars and motorcyles -- just what you'd expect from a Concours. However, in past years Amelia Island has also featured a group of less traditional classics that illustrate the diverseness of the vehicles that represent our automotive history. This year's special collection, the Cowboy Cars, offered a look at some unique and, oftentimes, over-the-top pieces of Americana. Here are a few of the fun and whimsical Cowboy Classic Cars.
Built by Buick for Dale Robertson, star of the TV series, "Tales of Wells Fargo," this car came complete with tooled leather interior, pistol grip door handles, and a pair of carbines, flanking the drive shaft tunnel.
This special Town & Country convertible, with a steer's head mounted on the hood, was owned by Leo Carrillo, who played Pancho, the side kick to Cisco Kid on the '50s TV series "The Cisco Kid." Whenever Leo wanted to be less conspicuous, he had a spare hood, minus the cow head.
Both Pontiacs were customized by "Nudie" Cohn, who was the Hollywood tailor and designer of all those great western outfits, including Elvis Presley's sequined costumes and the gold lame` suit. He was partial to Pontiacs and created bizarre wheeled aberrations festooned with pistols, rifles, horseshoes, silver dollars, tooled leather and small horse statues.
For more about the Concours, go to "Celebrating SuperCars and Classics on Amelia Island."