18th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Mark your calendars. The 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for March 8-10, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach.

 

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance gained significant international prestige when we were nominated for Motoring Event of the Year by the 2011 International Historic Motoring Awards. “The Amelia” was on a short list with some giants like The Quail, Motorclassica Essen, the London to Brighton Run and Pebble Beach. Humbling and very heady stuff, said Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance founder and chairman Bill Warner.

Sam Posey will be the 2013 Honoree and with display of his fleet of race cars from his diverse and eclectic career to be on the field on Sunday morning, March 10, 2013.

 

Celebrating 50 Years in Automotive and Motorsport History

On March 8-10, 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s  legend, the irreplaceable 911. It’s also the 50th anniversary of the Corvette Sting Ray. Both these pivotal and extraordinary cars will have seminars in their honor. We’ll also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Italy’s Lamborghini marque.

Sharing only two parts with the previous generation model, it incorporates an all-new frame structure and chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs featuring real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials.

“As avid Corvette enthusiasts, members of the Corvette Club of Orlando eagerly awaited the Stingray Reveal on 01-13-13.  Now that we have seen the car and understand just how innovative and improved the car really is – while all along, retaining that unmistakable Corvette look and pedigree, this all-new Corvette has all of us rethinking our long-term goals for Corvette ownership!” — Corvette Club of Orlando is the premier Corvette membership club in Florida. For more information about becoming a member, visit: www.corvettecluboforlando.com

 

Giving Back

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, Inc. is classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code and is also a 501(c)(3) organization. Copies of this information are available on request from the Foundation’s offices in Jacksonville, Florida.

Now in its second decade, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, “The Amelia” draws nearly 250 rare vehicles from collections from around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show’s Foundation has donated over $2 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other deserving charities from Florida’s First Coast.

 

 

Amelia Island Concurs d’Elegance Silent Auction 2013

The goal of the weekend is to raise money for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation. The Foundation has donated over $2.0 million since 1996 to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Spina Bifida of Jacksonville, the Navy Marine Corps Relief Fund, Shop with Cops, and other worthy charitable organizations across North Florida.

We hope that you will want to join with other individuals, corporations and celebrities by being a part of this important event. The link to the donation response form can be used to confirm your commitment. If you have any questions, please contact the Silent Auction Chair, at (904) 636-0027 or silentauction@ameliaconcours.org

 

Meet Donnie Gould RM Auctions

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction and restoration industries. Donnie’s vast knowledge of classic cars stems from learning firsthand from his father, Tiny Gould, one of the first full-time antique automobile dealers in the country and a pioneer in the field.  An experienced Vintage Winston Cup racer, Donnie has a strong familiarity with a wide variety of vintage marques, with a particular specialization in Shelby Cobras and Mustangs.

 

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Stay Over In Comfort

Our host hotel is The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Off the coast of Northeast Florida, on a secluded barrier island, stands The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Seemingly a world away, yet conveniently located just 25 minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport.

Conde Nast Traveler readers named the resort No. 5 for Best Resorts in North America. Named No. 31 for the World’s Best Hotels and No. 9 for Best Family Hotel in North America by the readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine.

BOOK NOW or call 904-277-1100 and mention Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2013.

 

How To Get Here

Travel by Air
Amelia Island is an easy 30-minute drive from  Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), making the airport a quick and convenient option for air travelers from all over the world. Some island accommodations, such as the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, offer shuttle service to and from the airport for a fee. JAX offers flights on major airlines including AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways.

In addition, the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (FBO) offers corporate airplanes and jets the advantage of easy landings and departures.  McGill Aviation offers the amenities expected for the private aircraft customer, including a Hertz Local Edition office on location.

Travel by Boat
The Fernandina Harbor Marina is the perfect home base for those traveling to Amelia Island by boat. The Marina offers 1,000 linear feet of side-tie dockage, 25-foot depth, and concrete floating docks. The Marina also offers amenities such as high-speed gas and diesel fuel pumps, moorings, 30- and 50-amp power, showers and on-site washers and dryers as well as a captains lounge with satellite television and wireless internet access. Boaters have several choices for restaurants and shops within walking distance of the Marina. Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway at mile 716 on the Georgia/Florida border. Reservations can be made by calling the dock house at 904-491-2090.

Travel by Car
An easy drive from Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa and other points north, south and west, arrival on Amelia Island is worth the trip.  Two bridges connect the island with the mainland.

From the south: Take Florida A1A south of Jacksonville to the Mayport auto ferry which traverses the St. Johns River.  Or, take State Road 9A north (over the Dames Point Bridge) to Heckscher Drive then north on 105.

From I-95: Take I-95 to Exit 373, turn east onto A1A, travel 15 miles crossing the Intracoastal Waterway onto Amelia Island.

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show / Feb. 15-19, 2013

The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show will return to the Convention Center. This Show will welcome the best from the art world from around the world – art connoisseurs, private collectors, museum curators, and high-end interior designers. With exhibitors showcasing fine art, jewelry, furniture and sculpture, this largest show of its kind is always a success in the art fair genre.

In the Spotlight

Whether your passions run to sparkling diamonds, emeralds and pearls or a first edition of your favorite author; a 17th century rug or an art deco lounge chair, you are sure to find it here. Master craftsmen in the realms if fine jewels, art and antiques are all found under one roof.  An educational lecture series open to the public will feature industry experts offering their extensive knowledge on a variety of captivating topics. Specialists such as curators, skinners and conservators will provide an abundance of information and entertainment throughout the weekend.

To learn more visit: www.palmbeachshow.com

Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show

David Webb Aztec cuff, 18 karat hammered gold hinged cuff. Approximately 7.50 carats of diamonds. Circa 1975. Signed Webb
 

The Palm Beach Show Group has secured an excellent location in the heart of downtown Naples for the Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show debuting February 7-11, 2013.

The show will feature the stunning collections of more than 75 internationally acclaimed exhibitors. Guests will have access to 50,000 square feet of fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian art, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contemporary art and more, ranging from the antiquities to the 20th century.

The Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show’s ideal location, neighboring the posh Port Royal community – which was recently listed as the third wealthiest in the country, is projected to attract tens of thousands of attendees, including private collectors, museum curators, investors and interior designers. The show is also located within three quarters of a mile of Fifth Avenue, Naples’ world-renowned shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Show Manager
For more information con Scott Diament at 561-822-5440 or email sdiament@gmail.com

Stay Over In Comfort

Naples, Florida is bordered by the Gulf to the west and the Florida Everglades to the east. The city offers golfing, beaches, outdoor activities and luxury shopping. You can choose from our list of accommodations that best suit your travel experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, The Trianon Old Naples, Inn on Fifth, The Bayfront Inn 5th Ave., Edgewater Beach Hotel or The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

BOOK NOW or call 561-822-5440 for more information about Airport, Travel and Hotels.

 

Other Upcoming Shows:

February 15 – 19, 2013
The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, celebrating its 10th Anniversary, will kick of with a high-profile Opening Night Preview Party featuring the HOPE Silent Auction on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Taking place on the show floor, every dollar raised through the Silent Auction will be used to directly fund innovative research leading to better diagnosis, new treatments, prevention and an ultimate cure for depression and its related mood and emotional disorders.

For more information visit: www.palmbeachshow.com