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2013 Schedule of the Concours d’Elegance

2013 Schedule of the Concours d'EleganceThe 2013 international concours season opens this weekend in Florida at the Ritz-Carton on Amelia Island.

The 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Corvette Sting Ray, the Ford GT40, Porsche 911, Lamborghini and the Cars of Harry Miller. Racer and Emmy-winning broadcaster Sam Posey is the 2013 Honorary Chairman of the Amelia Concours.

Saturday, March 9th is the inaugural duPont Registry “CARS AND COFFEE AT THE CONCOURS” show Presented by Heacock Classic Car Insurance. There is no admission to this new event featuring the new C7 Corvette Stingray in its first public appearance since its debut at the North American International Auto Show. Cars from Chevrolet, BMW, SRT, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Cadillac, Maserati, Bentley, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz will be on Saturday’s field with collector cars from many local car clubs.

There is NO ADMISSION CHARGE to CARS AND COFFEE AT THE CONCOURS.

On Sunday, March 10th more than 300 rare, significant and historic cars will compete for trophies in 38 classes at the 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Here is the full Amelia Concours schedule:

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
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. (By invitation only)

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
7:30 am – The Porsche Driving Experience
Drivers Meeting/departure is from Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

8:30 am – Marque Car Road Tour (By Invitation Only.)
Leaves from front of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
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 – TalbotBallroom 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

7:00 – 9:00 pm: RM Auctions Bidders’ Reception
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom – Registered Bidders Only

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
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: Concours Retail Shop
Throughout the Ritz-Carlton

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Complimentary Manufacturer’s Test Drives located in front of the Ritz-Carlton

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
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

ALL events are held rain or shine. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, Inc. reserves the right to change or cancel an event.

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