We’ve bought one other nice gallery of pictures from Amelia Island because of Joe Grippo. In case you missed any of our different pictures, use the hyperlink beneath to verify all of them out.
(Phrases and Pictures by Joe Grippo) Over the previous few weeks, we have now been displaying galleries of my Florida trip pictures. Drag Racing up to now had been the main target of the primary half of our journey, with the Don Garlits Museum and the NHRA Child Gators, however now we’re switching it up…huge time.
Once we began planning our winter getaway to the Sunshine State, Gainesville was the principle vacation spot, however we seemed round for different stuff to do, and as luck would have it, we have been going to be down there on the similar time the Amelia Island Concours d’Class was taking place. The Amelia Island occasion is a multiday affair with excessive finish auctions, a number of totally different automotive exhibits and gatherings spanning virtually a complete complete week. We didn’t wish to surrender a day at drags, so we deliberate to hit up the Sunday Concours on the Ritz Carlton, it was the spotlight occasion of the present week anyway. Now, we go to tons of automotive exhibits and races, however this was a special expertise for my spouse Stacey and me. First off, it was costly, like 170 bucks every costly. Hagerty Insurance coverage owns the present now and as members of their Drivers Membership we acquired a considerable low cost, but it surely was salty, nonetheless. It was, nevertheless, fully value it. The attendees have been fairly totally different as effectively, I’m used to automotive t-shirts, shorts and Vans, this crowd have been strolling round with wine glasses, leather-based footwear and sport coats. Fortunately Stacey did some pre-show analysis and made me not less than have been a shirt with a collar. No matter. It was all concerning the vehicles for me, and there was some killer stuff to drool over.
Highlight courses at this 12 months’s Concours included Historic 50’s Customs, Ferrari GT Berlinetta’s, Porsche 959’s, LeMans Corvettes, Lamborghini Tremendous Vehicles, Fiberglass Goals (Specials), Board Monitor Bikes, and Vehicles of the 2023 Honoree Jeff Gordon amongst many others. 260 vehicles in whole stuffed up a couple of holes and fairways of the attractive Golf Membership of Amelia Island on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton Lodge. This was some severe shit, positively not a cruise evening at our native Sonic stage. I noticed rides I had solely examine since I used to be child like Lamborghini Miura’s, Peter Revson’s McLaren, a Studying Commonplace Board Monitor Racer, a Greenwood Corvette and the Bob Hirohata Mercury and a lot extra. Actually, too cool a lot stuff to even checklist on this already wordy weblog. So, dig into the galleries for some absolute BANGshift worthy goodness and a bunch of amazingly autos you don’t typically see on these digital pages. Hope you take pleasure in clicking by way of as a lot as I did clicking on my digital camera shutter button.