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2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is, without question, a world-class event and the 21st annual concours continued the tradition. More than 320 great cars and motorcycles from 10 different countries were offered on the show field for more than 32,000 people in attendance to enjoy. The show is presented each year on the 10th and 18th fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island adjacent to the host hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, in Amelia Island, Florida.

The Gallery of the 2016 event offers only a brief glimpse into the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and hints at the excellent quality of the Classic Cars you can expect at next year’s 22nd annual event. Learn more about the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at:

We do want to warn you the content of the Amelia Gallery contains some ‘Graphic Photos of Non-Classic’ Cars.


Award winning entrants were selected from the field of vintage, Full Classic®, sports and race cars by 112 judges marshaled by Past CCCA President and Chief Judge David Schultz. This year the Best of Show Concours d’Elegance was awarded to a stunning 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II owned by Helen and Jack Nethercutt from The Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, California. The Best of Show Concours de Sport award went to a 1952 Pegaso Z-102 presented by the Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands.

“I’m very pleased with the judges’ decisions for the 2016 Amelia Island Concours winners,” said Bill Warner, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “Chief Judge David Schulz’s team did a terrific job under extremely threatening weather challenges. The sunny Florida weather held until just after the Best in Show celebrations.”

Honoree for this years classic three-day car event was two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Hans-Joachim Stuck. Stuck, 63, was reunited with 19 “Cars of Hans Stuck,” all past race cars including three Porsche 962s, a 1977 Alfa Romeo-powered Brabham Formula One car from Alfa Romeo’s museum in Italy and many BMWs. He kicked off the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance by driving onto the show field in one of his former race cars to the delight of the car aficionados present.

The concours also celebrated the 100th anniversary of BMW, honored America’s Cord car company and showed off the 1914 Lautenschlager Mercedes race car that won the 1914 French Grand Prix. Other crowd-pleasers included the pairing of 11 race cars and the famous trophies that they won, including the 5-foot, 3-inch-tall Indy 500 Borg-Warner Trophy with the 1970 Indy 500-winning Johnny Lightning race car.

The Concours Cars & Coffee event early Saturday morning brought over 250 classic and exotic cars from local car clubs to join in the Amelia Island festivities. A variety of other enjoyable events were held prior to the Sunday Concours including dinners, seminars and driving tours.

The RM Sotheby's Amelia Island Auction is the official auction of the Concours and was held on Saturday in the The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The list of the significant automotive auction houses having events on the island grew from three to five as Motostalgia and Hollywood Wheels’ auctions joined Gooding & Company and Bonhams auctions. Auctions held in conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance approached $134 million in sales this year.

Plans for the next year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance have already started and the 22nd annual event will be held on March 10-12, 2017. The show’s Foundation has donated over $2.75 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other charities on Florida’s First Coast since its inception in 1996.

Past Amelia Island Galleries:
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Amelia Island 2015

Amelia Island 2014

Amelia Island 2013

Amelia Island 2012

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