We’ve acquired one other nice gallery of photographs from Amelia Island due to Joe Grippo. For those who missed any of our different photographs, use the hyperlink under to examine all of them out.
(Phrases and Photographs by Joe Grippo) Over the previous few weeks, we’ve got been displaying galleries of my Florida trip photographs. Drag Racing to this point 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 regarded round for different stuff to do, and as luck would have it, we had been going to be down there on the identical time the Amelia Island Concours d’Magnificence was occurring. The Amelia Island occasion is a multiday affair with excessive finish auctions, a number of completely different automobile reveals and gatherings spanning virtually a whole entire week. We didn’t need 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 automobile reveals and races, however this was a unique 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 obtained a considerable low cost, nevertheless it was salty, nonetheless. It was, nonetheless, utterly price it. The attendees had been fairly completely different as effectively, I’m used to automobile t-shirts, shorts and Vans, this crowd had been strolling round with wine glasses, leather-based footwear and sport coats. Fortunately Stacey did some pre-show analysis and made me no less than had been a shirt with a collar. No matter. It was all in regards to the automobiles for me, and there was some killer stuff to drool over.
Highlight lessons at this yr’s Concours included Historic 50’s Customs, Ferrari GT Berlinetta’s, Porsche 959’s, LeMans Corvettes, Lamborghini Tremendous Automobiles, Fiberglass Desires (Specials), Board Monitor Bikes, and Automobiles of the 2023 Honoree Jeff Gordon amongst many others. 260 automobiles in whole crammed up a number of holes and fairways of the gorgeous Golf Membership of Amelia Island on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton Resort. This was some severe shit, positively not a cruise night time at our native Sonic degree. 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 record 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 usually see on these digital pages. Hope you get pleasure from clicking via as a lot as I did clicking on my digital camera shutter button.