Concours is here.

Concours. Is. Here.


The roads are humming with purring engines and coats of paint so waxed, you can check your makeup in their reflections. Graced with beautiful sunshine and crisp, refreshing breezes, drivers and enthusiasts are grinning from ear to ear this weekend as they cross those bridges onto beautiful Amelia Island.

The first thing you need to know is how to pronounce it: CON-core dell-eh-GONCE. There – now you’re ready to rub elbows with the pros!
 
Honestly, I think this YouTube video, uploaded by AmeliaConcours, says more than I could in words and is a great introduction to Concours:


 
 
*If you are currently a guest here at the Inn, daily schedules for Concours have been put on display at the front desk, and we also have two complimentary shuttles for use this weekend – their schedules are posted on a display near the lobby entrance!*  Insider’s Tip:  We will begin taking reservations for Concours 2014 in mid-April (next month)!

This map is an overview of the Ritz-Carlton’s beautiful property just 3.4 miles from our Inn.  It is a very helpful illustration of the rooms that will be mentioned in the schedule below.

Most events are taking place in the Talbot Ballroom, Plaza I, Plaza II, and Santa Maria I areas, as well as the Ocean Front Lawn and the Golf Club in the northwest corner.

(PDF version: Ritz Property Map – Color)
 
 
Though online ticket sales are no longer available, tickets may be bought onsite at the Ritz, and also at the following locations spanning Jacksonville and Amelia Island:
Mercedes- Benz of Orange Park 7018 Blanding Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32244
Brumos Motor Cars (Mercedes- Benz) 10231 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Brumos Motor Cars (Porsche) 10100 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Lexus of Orange Park 7040 Blanding Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32244
Lexus of Jacksonville 10259 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Claude Nolan Cadillac 4700 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Amelia Hotel at the Beach 1997 South Fletcher Avenue, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Fernandina Beach Chamber of Commerce 961687 Gateway Boulevard. #101g, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Fernandina Beach Tourist Development Council (Train Depot) 102 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

The above locations are listed in this map (along with their phone numbers), though you may need to zoom in or out to see all the locations. To see the titles of each placemark, simply mouse over or click each placemark and a title will appear.

View 2013 Concours Outside Ticket Locations in a larger map

(The information shown below and more may be found at the event website: www.ameliaconcours.org)

 

 

Thursday, March 7

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

RM Auctions Car Preview

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Ocean Front Lawn – Open to Public

3:00 – 6:30 pm

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Silent Auction

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Plaza I – Open to Public

2:00 – 11 pm

Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS)

Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, Plaza II – Open to the Public

6:30 pm

Wine Makers Dinner honoring the Guardians of Porsche

Presented by Porsche Cars of North America, Inc.

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom (limited availability)

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Friday, March 8

7:30 am

The Porsche Driving Experience Drivers Meeting

8:30 am

Marque Car Road Tour

Leaves from front of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

By Invitation Only.

Concludes in Downtown Fernandina Beach for a public display

9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS)

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Plaza II – Open to Public

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

RM Auctions Car Preview

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Ocean Front Lawn – Open to Public

1:30 pm

50th Anniversary of Corvette Sting Ray Seminar:

Design Analysis of the Revolutionary Corvette Sting Ray

-          Peter Brock, One of the Designers on the Original Corvette Sting Ray

-          Ed Welburn, GM VP of Global Design

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Talbot Ballroom (Tickets $25.00)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Concours Retail Shop

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Santa Maria II

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Automobilia and Luxury Lifestyle Merchants

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Luxury Automobiles Test Drives

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Front Driveway

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Silent Auction

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Plaza I – Open to Public

4:00 pm

Porsche 911 Seminar presented by Porsche Cars North America

Porsche’s Flagship at 50

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Talbot Ballroom. Tickets $25.00

Panel to include:

Peter Schutz – President of Porsche Cars, AG, Retired

Alwin Springer – Race Engine Development

Harm Lagaaij – Director of Design, Retired

Hurley Haywood – The Most Successful Driver of the Porsche 911, Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his Victory in the Daytona 24 Hours of Endurance

Jack Atkinson – Former Crew Chief for Brumos Racing

Vic Elford – Winner of the Monte Carlo Rally

Jeff Zwart – Pike’s Peak Champion

(Included with your purchase of the Porsche Driving Experience)

7:00 – 9:00 pm

RM Auctions Bidders’ Reception

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom – Registered Bidders Only

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Saturday, March 9

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

duPont Registry Cars and Coffee at the Concours presented by Heacock Classic Car Insurance

The Golf Club of Amelia Island – 18th Fairway – Open to Public

 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS)

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Plaza II – Open to Public

 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit our Concours Retail Shop and our merchants throughout the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Complimentary Manufacturer’s Test Drives located in front of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

RM Auctions – Automobiles of Amelia Island

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom – Registered Bidders Only

10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Silent Auction

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Plaza I – Open to Public

10:00 am

Ford GT40 Seminar presented by Kelly Services

Design and Development of the Most Successful American Endurance Racer

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Talbot Ballroom Tickets $30.00

Panel to include:

Brian Redman

David Hobbs

John Horsman – John Wyer Racing Team Manager

Lee Holman – President of Holman Automotive, Inc. and Holman Moody, Inc.

Alan Grant – Shelby American

6:30pm

Breitling Cocktail Reception – By Invitation Only

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Talbot Pre-Function and Colonnade

7:30pm
Mercedes-Benz USA Gala Dinner Honoring Sam Posey – By Invitation Only Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom – Black Tie Optional

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Sunday, March 10

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

The Golf Club of Amelia Island – 10th & 18th Fairways

9:45 am Sam Posey enters the field in one of his historical race cars

11:00 am Chairman’s Welcome

America National Anthem

Flyover

Judges Introduction

Vintage Fashion Show, Presented by Fashion Group International, North Florida, Inc.

12:00 pm Awards Ceremony

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Concours Retail Shop, Show Field

 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS), Show Field

 

Enjoy Concours and remember to call us in April to book your stay for Concours 2014! 904-277-2440 -Casey