The Amelia to Celebrate Unique Cars and Featured Classes
AMELIA ISLAND, FL., February 15, 2022 – The Amelia, now entering its 27th consecutive year, continues to enhance its north Florida footprint as it looks forward to a bright future. Returning to the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, as it has every year since its inception in 1996, the world-renowned Concours d’Elegance has expanded Saturday’s Cars & Caffeine™ event with the new Kids Zone as well as RADwood and Concours d’Lemons exhibitions.
Chip Ganassi, a fixture in multiple forms of motorsport, first as a driver and then as a multi-series team owner, serves as the 2022 Honoree. The Amelia takes place March 5-6 on the Golf Club of Amelia Island greens.
Sunday’s traditional show field will be anchored by classes such as American Classics, Duesenbergs, rare Japanese automobiles, and the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the ’32 Ford.
Featured classes include race cars from the 70th Anniversary of Sebring. The notoriously bumpy 12-Hour race in central Florida, still run over parts of a concrete World War II airbase, has long been considered a true test of endurance. The 1952 Cunningham C4-R entry showcases the automotive ingenuity still needed to compete seven decades later.
The Rare Aluminum Porsche Race Car class highlights the earliest efforts from the then young sports car manufacturer and includes a 1951 Le Mans class winner. The 1955 Type 550 Spyder entry is an ideal example for the class as it is one of just 90 produced.
The Waterhouse Coachworks class brings attention to a small Custom Coach Builder from Webster, Massachusetts. While its run was cut short after only five years thanks to the Great Depression, this 1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Eight entry features one of approximately 296 bodies from the Waterhouse Company.
Additional Featured classes include Motorcycles, the eccentric Davis, the 75th anniversary of Ferrari, and the 100th anniversary of Lincoln.
Tickets are available at https://www.ameliaconcours.com/event/tickets and every pass purchased for Sunday’s Amelia Concours d’Elegance automatically includes complimentary admission to Saturday’s Cars & Community presented by Griot's Garage (up to a $20 value), helping to provide additional resources to local community charities.
About The Amelia
Now in its 27th year, The Amelia is a multiple award-winning motoring event held March 3-6, 2022, at The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Luxury shopping, auctions, new vehicle reveals & experiential drives, exclusive gatherings and entertaining seminars surround Saturday’s Cars & Community and Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance. Each year The Amelia honors a racing legend and attracts celebrities from across the automotive landscape. The Amelia has donated over $4 million to deserving charities. For more information visit AmeliaConcours.com.
About Hagerty, Inc. (NYSE: HGTY)
Based in Traverse City, Michigan, Hagerty’s purpose is to save driving and preserve car culture for future generations and its mission is to build a global business to fund that purpose. Hagerty is an automotive enthusiast brand offering integrated membership products and programs as well as a specialty insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club®, Hagerty DriveShare™, Hagerty Valuation Tools®, Hagerty Media, Hagerty Drivers Club magazine, MotorsportReg, Hagerty Garage + Social®, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, the Concours d'Elegance of America, the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, the California Mille, Motorworks Revival and more. For more information on Hagerty please visit www.hagerty.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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