Concours D’Elegance – Amelia Island

Words and Photography by Andy Carter

It doesn’t take long to realize that you are in a different world when you arrive at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island during the annual Concours D’Elegance.  With Cessnas buzzing overhead and uncorked race-prepped V8’s thundering around you, you start to wonder if you might should have parked your RSX somewhere else and rode the shuttle taxi in.  But that’s where Concours is different.  These are serious car guys. Granted, every event of this caliber is going to have its share of those who are only interested in buying and selling cars as commodities, but most of the owners are more than happy to chat about their car.  They are just like us (but with bigger wallets).