Insider's Guide to Concours Week 2021

March 18, 2021
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Spring on Amelia Island brings more than just sunny skies, fragrant flowers, and gorgeous beach days - it also heralds the annual arrival of the Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance, now in it's third decade.  Usually held in March, this year "The Amelia" has moved to  May 20 - 23, 2021 with new and exciting additions to this celebration of the automobile. Here are a few of the most highly anticipated events in this year’s Concours Week.

BONHAMS: THE AMELIA ISLAND AUCTION.  Regarded as a must attend auction among global car collectors, Bonhams’ annual sale is renowned for its breadth and selection from every era of motoring. 2021 will be the seventh anniversary of Bonhams motorcar auction on Amelia Island! Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 from 9am - 7pm.

EIGHT FLAGS ROAD TOUR TO DOWNTOWN. Some of the most stunning vehicles in the Concours d’Elegance go for a drive on and around Amelia Island, ending up in beautiful Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach with a public display from 10am - 2pm. Friday, May 21. Concludes on Centre Street.

WERKS REUNION. Before the start of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Porsche Club of America is hosting a reunion event at the Amelia River Golf Club. Admission is free and spectators can take in a breathtaking array from rare classics to the latest models in a celebration of cars and cameraderie. Friday, May 21 - Amelia River Golf Club.

MOTORXPO. There will be over 450 rare, classic, and exotic cars for viewing on the 1st Fairway and 10th & 18th Fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island. The automobiles on display will be from selected car clubs. Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 from 8am - 6pm.

CARS AND COFFEE. A free event founded in 2013, this year’s Cars and Coffee will be the largest yet with more than 400 show cars. Individuals with vintage, exotic, and collectible vehicles will gather on the same show field used to display vehicles entered in the following day’s prestigious Concours d’Elegance. Join car enthusiasts at the The Golf Club at Amelia Island where they gather on the first, tenth, and eighteenth fairways for a cup or two of fresh coffee. Saturday, May 22 from 9am to 1pm, Golf Club at Amelia Island next to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

CONCOURS D'LEMONS. The Concours d'Lemons is a tongue in cheek version of a high end concourse featuring low end cars, Pintos, Pacers, Gremlins, and the like. It is a static show. Cars arrive and are parked for the duration of the event. Spectators are free, that way you get what you pay for, perhaps a little less. Get a tetanus shot, bring your sense of humor and take it all in. Saturday, May 22 from 8am - 1:30pm at Main Beach (32 N Fletcher Ave)

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.