16th Amelia Island Concours d' Elegance 2001
March is a great time to be at the Ritz-Carlton Resort on Amelia Island near Jacksonville, Florida for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This year’s featured marques are the American classic Deusenburgs, the rare British Allard and the race and street vehicles of Frank Kurtis. Many other classes make up close to 300 cars and motorcycles shown on the golf links. RM Auction's featured variety of top selling cars,while nearby the Gooding & Company presented another auction. This year Bobby Rahal, a central figure in the racing community for 40 years beginning with SCCA competition in the early 1970s and continuing through Can-Am, IMSA, IRL, CART, ALS and even NASCAR was this year’s honoree. There’s just to many Auto’s to list – Bentleys, Bugatti, Rolls Royce, Talbot, Racing Cars and scores of others. Concepts class such as Plymouth Explorer, one of the last cars designed by the iconic Virgil Exner and built by Ghia dazzled the record crowds. Great interest focused on the 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster known as the “Morman Meteor”, a car built to set speed records on the Bonneville salt flats, watch for the unique feature two Best in Show Concours winners just watch for exciting show DVD is 1Hour 57 Minutes!
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