For over a century, the automobile has been a means of transportation and entertainment. It has been an evolutionary process that has seen its share of exceptional and elegant creations along with the unorthodox 'out of the box' disasters. For the past 15 years, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has been celebrating this history and educating thousands of show-goers with a vast array of vehicles. It has proven to be one of the nation's most innovative vintage auto events show-casing many rare and classic vehicles from seldom-seen private collections nationwide.
For their 15th year anniversary celebration, the Amelia Island Concours (held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida) invited stock car legend Richard Petty 'The King' as their Honoree. In addition, the event honored the 40th anniversary of Porsche's inaugural victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans with their 917, a model that is considered by many to be one of the most significant racecars of the modern era. This year's event also honored Sir Stirling Moss and the 50th Anniversary of Moss' victory in the last Cuban Grand Prix.