September 30, 2023


Only Automotive We Are Getting Fancy! BANGshift Protection From The Amelia Island Concourse d’Magnificence Begins Proper Right here!

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We Are Getting Fancy! BANGshift Protection From The Amelia Island Concourse d’Magnificence Begins Proper Right here!

We Are Getting Fancy! BANGshift Coverage From The Amelia Island Concourse d’Elegance Starts Right Here!

(Phrases and Images by Joe Grippo) Over the previous few weeks, now we have been exhibiting 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…large time.

After we began planning our winter getaway to the Sunshine State, Gainesville was the primary 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 taking place. The Amelia Island occasion is a multiday affair with excessive finish auctions, a number of totally different automobile exhibits and gatherings spanning nearly a complete complete week. We didn’t wish to hand over 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 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, nonetheless, fully price it. The attendees had been fairly totally different as properly, I’m used to automobile t-shirts, shorts and Vans, this crowd had been strolling round with wine glasses, leather-based sneakers and sport coats. Fortunately Stacey did some pre-show analysis and made me not less than had 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 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 vehicles in complete crammed up just a few holes and fairways of the attractive Golf Membership of Amelia Island on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton Resort. This was some critical shit, positively not a cruise night time 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 usually see on these digital pages. Hope you take pleasure in clicking by means of as a lot as I did clicking on my digicam shutter button.


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