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Massive Amelia Island Photo Gallery

Posted in Auto Show, Event Coverage by Kurt Ernst | March 17th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

The very last 427 Cobra built shows its engine.

Just in case you didn’t make it to this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. here’s a picture gallery with some of the show’s highlights. With over 200 cars on display, and some 20,000 attendees all trying to jockey for photo positions, it’s not possible to catch all the cars. If you get the chance to attend next year’s event, I recommend studying the car categories in advance, just to plot out the ones you have to see and photograph. Get there early (like at the shows 9:30 opening), since the crowds get ungainly by noon. A lap of the event takes you 20 minutes in the morning; that same distance takes you an hour to cover in the afternoon. Wear comfortable shoes, since you’ll be doing a lot of walking and ever more standing around. If you have questions, don’t be shy about asking them since event volunteers and car owners are usually willing and able to field questions in as much detail as you want. Don’t forget to arrive early for the panels and test drives on Friday or Saturday, and book hotels early since all the local ones fill quickly. Or, you could just wait until I put up next year’s pic-a-palooza, but then you’re subject to viewing what I want to photograph. Enjoy the gallery below.

A '47 Talbot Lago. The golden retriever isn't impressed.

A 1948 Allard K1 race car.

This 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C was drop-dead-gorgeous.

A 1956 Kurtis 500S Roadster.

A 1952 Allard J2X.

The 1954 Plymouth Belmont Roadster concept.

The last big block Cobra built: a 1967 427.

A 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona; surprisingly, not the biggest car at the event.

A 1950 Allard J2 Le Mans, in race trim.

A 1953 Kurtis 500M; anyone else see the resemblance to a Sunbeam Tiger?

The 1960 Plymouth XNR concept.

The 1968 Lotus Type 56 Turbine Car, that almost won Indy.

A 1965 Watson Indy Car, campaigned against the Lotus Type 38.

Johnny Rutherford's 1980 Chaparral Indy Car

Bobby Rahal discusses his 1982 March 82G-1

Brock Yates' 1972 Dodge Challenger

A 1955 Chrysler C-300

Dan Gurney's Cannonball-winning Ferrari Daytona.

The Hot Wheels Roadster.

Tommy Ivo's 32 cylinder Showboat dragster.

The Little Deuce Coupe, made famous by the Beach Boys.

D-Type Jag, anyone?

How about a 'visible' L88 Corvette?

A Porsche 962 campaigned by Bobby Rahal.

The heart of an Aston Martin DB4. Is there a better looking engine?

The Diedt Special.

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  1. Leigh says:

    I’ll take one of each. That Alfa is absolutely stunning. Great pics!