Your guide to the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Amelia Island 2018 concours

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is often described as the opposite of Pebble Beach, and not just because of the calendar offset. Whereas the Pebble Beach Concours and all the goings-on of Monterey Car Week are spread out among an entire peninsula (with agonizing traffic), Amelia take place in a much smaller geographic area. Amelia doesn’t have the feeling of over-the-top excess you get at Pebble; it’s more of a relaxed vibe. Still, you’ll find no shortage of rare and expensive cars, and the regular feature of motorsports classes at the Amelia Island Concours means you can see all manner of legendary race cars.

If you’re heading to Amelia this year, or scouting it out from afar to plan a future trip, here’s a guide to all the events. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Hagerty booth to stop and say hello!

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
Location: The Golf Club of Amelia Island, 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Date: Sunday, March 10
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price: $100–$695
What: The main event. As with any concours, it’s best to show up early for the best look at the cars. Awards start at 12:15 p.m. Click on the link above for additional event information such as seminars and drives.

Hagerty Youth Judging at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
Location: The Golf Club of Amelia Island, 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Date: Sunday, March 10
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Price: Free (concours admission required)

What: Meet at the Hagerty booth with your child to take place in our annual Youth Judging Awards. Your kids will get an up-close look at several select cars on the lawn, and get to decide the winner, presented by McKeel Hagerty at 11:30 a.m.

Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition
Location: Amelia River Golf Club, 4477 Buccaneer Trl, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Price: $20
What: An evening of cinematic stories of automotive culture and heritage featuring Running with Pop and A Sicilian Dream. Plus a sneak peak at the latest Hagerty Barn Find Hunter and Redline Rebuild episodes.”

2017 Amelia Island concours
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Hagerty Ride and Drive
Location: The Ritz Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Date: Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price: Free
What: Get behind the wheel of cars like a 1967 Pontiac GTO, a 1971 Ford Bronco, a 1967 Ford Mustang GT500, and more. Pre-registration is reserved for Hagerty Drivers Club members (another great reason to join), but we’ll have a few walk-up time slots available as well. Look for the Hagerty booth at the front driveway to the hotel and golf club.

Porsche Club of America Werks Reunion
Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 39 Beach Lagoon Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Date: Friday, March 8
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Price: Free admission, parking fee applies
What: A celebration of all things Porsche, spanning the brand’s 70-year history.

Hagerty Youth Judging at PCA Werks Reunion
Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 39 Beach Lagoon Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Date: Friday, March 8
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Price: Free
What: Meet at the Porsche Club of America booth for your child to take place in youth judging. Get up close with select cars, talk to the owners, and help decide which car will take home the award.

Cars and Coffee at the Concours
Location: The Golf Club of Amelia Island, 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Date: Saturday, March 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Price: Free to spectators (registration for participating cars is sold out)
What: Like your local cars and coffee, only instead of a parking lot it’s on the 1st, 10th, and 18th fairways of a luxury golf club.

Auctions

Gooding & Company at Amelia Island 2018
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Russo and Steele
Location: City of Fernandina Municipal Airport, 3995 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Preview: Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. to close
Auction: Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, 3:00 p.m. to close
Ticket prices: Single-day: $30; Bidder: $325 (includes 1 guest pass)

RM Sotheby’s
Location: The Ritz Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Preview: Thursday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Auction: Friday, March 8, 5:00 p.m. to close; Saturday, March 9 11:00 a.m. to close
Ticket prices: Free preview; Bidder: $300 (auction limited to bidders and guests)

Gooding & Company
Location: Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 First Coast Hwy Amelia Island, FL 32034
Preview: Thursday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Auction: Friday, March 8, 11:00 a.m. to close
Ticket prices: Single-day: $30; Catalogue (admits two): $75; Bidder: $200 (includes 1 guest pass)

Bonhams
Location: Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 3990 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina Beach FL 32034
Preview: Wednesday, March 6, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Auction: Thursday, March 7, 11:00 a.m. to close
Ticket prices: Single-day: $30; Catalogue (admits two): $100; Bidder: $150 (includes 1 guest pass)