Amelia Island Concours 2013: Elegant, Fast and Weird

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

photo: Dirk de Jager

Amelia Island sits just off the coast of northern Florida. It has a turbulent and violent history, having changed ownership after battles many times over the last few hundred years. Today, it’s a peaceful place known for a shrimp festival, music festivals, tourism, golf… and the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

At just 13 miles long, it wouldn’t take long for a 1968 Ford GT40 to blast from one end to the other. Of course, a Concours d’ Elegance isn’t about speed or racing, it’s more like a beauty pageant for elegant and rare vehicles.

The Concours last weekend showed off some beautiful machines, with one of the two Best of Show awards going to a true racer.

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