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2016 Amelia Concours Week

February 25, 2016
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Gooding AuctionAmelia Concours Week Returns…

Car lovers rejoice, the 2016 Amelia Concours Week is right around the corner. This world-class event returns to Amelia Island on March 10, 2016 bringing with it a selection of some of the world’s finest automobiles. From live auctions to a vintage gran prix, the 2016 Amelia Concours Week will bring and array of classic and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models. Attendees will have an opportunity to view some of the most exciting automobiles ever built, each with its own unique history and story to tell.


Festivals of Speed returns to Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort for a fourth consecutive year, along with Hollywood Wheels and Gooding & Company’s prestigious East Coast auction. This year at Gooding, guests will have the opportunity to bid on Porsches from comedian and cars show host, Jerry Seinfeld’s own personal collection in addition to other curated automobiles. Tickets are still available to the prestigious Concours D’ Elegance on Sunday, March 13 at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island. New to Amelia Concourse Week, is the Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix, which will take place at the Fernandina Beach Airport and pay homage to the sports car races of the 1960s.


Each year, the Amelia Island Concours Week brings car lovers from all over the world together to revel in shows, seminars and auctions while enjoying the relaxed island atmosphere of Fernandina Beach. This year’s Amelia Island Concours Week promises to surprise and delight as always. For a full schedule of the week’s events, keep reading…


2016 Festivals of Speed


Amelia Concours Week Schedule of Events

Amelia Concours Week kicks off Thursday, March 10, with the Bonhams Amelia Island Auction at Fernandina Beach Golf Club, followed by the Gooding & Company East Coast auction at Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Racquet Park on March 11.


Bonhams | March 10 | 11:00 a.m.

Bonhams Amelia Island Auction, scheduled to complement the events of the world-renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, is slated for March 10th, 2016 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. and tickets are $100 (admits two). For more information and to purchase tickets to Bonhams Amelia Island Auctions, visit here.


Gooding & Company East Coast Auction | March 11 | 11:00 a.m.

Held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort’s Racquet Park, Gooding & Company’s East Coast auction showcases a curated lineup of cars, inviting spirited bidding in a comfortable setting. Since joining the Amelia Island experience in 2010, Gooding & Company’s auction has more than doubled, building its reputation as the premier East Coast collector car auction. The auction begins on March 11, at 11:00 a.m. Tickets and more information are available, here.


Gooding & Company East Coast Auction


2016 Festivals of Speed Cocktail Reception | March 11 | 8:00 p.m.

The 2016 Festivals of Speed kicks off with a cocktail reception at Omni Amelia Island’s Grand Ballroom on Friday night, March 11, from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Revel in an incredible display of the world’s most exotic cars, custom motorcycles, and luxury lifestyle products while enjoying cocktails, food, live music and an auction to benefit Communities In Schools of Nassau County. Tickets are $125 a piece and can be purchased here. For a full rundown of all of the car-centric events located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, check out this flyer.


2016 Festivals of Speed Display of Exotics | March 12 | 8:00 p.m.

Showcasing both vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models, the 2016 Festivals of Speed Display of Exotics places hundreds of automobiles in a truly exquisite setting. The perfectly manicured fairway of Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Oak Marsh golf course will play host to the world’s most exotic supercars, rare custom motorcycles, race boats, and countless other unique and exciting vehicles. While strolling throughout fairway, attendees will enjoy on site cafes serving the finest culinary offerings, along with rare wine & spirit tastings, a cigar lounge, Fashion shows and much more. For ticket and more info, visit here.


Display of Exotics


The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance | March 13 | 9:30 a.m.

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance returns to the manicured lawns of the Amelia Island Golf Club bringing with it 200 or so of the world’s most classic cars along with 20,000 spectators. The prestigious event runs from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m. Tickets and additional info can be found here.


2016 Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix  | March 17-20

New to the Amelia Concours Week lineup this year is the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix, which takes place March 17-20, four days after the Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance. The Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix pays homage to the 1960s sports car races which took place at the Fernandina Beach Airport. Now, with the FAA approval, the plans have been rolled out for a 2.1-mile airport road course, and other resources are being secured. Part of Tony Parella’s vision is to stage the event in the spirit of the original races: hay bales, period dress and all. For tickets and more info on the 2016 Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix, visit here. 


Car lovers and aficionados rejoice! Amelia Concours Week is back and promises to be better than ever. We hope that you’ve nabbed your tickets to some of the week’s prestigious events…after all, only one automotive week rises above the rest. For even more events and information, please visit We hope to see you there.

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