2020 Amelia Island Concours Weekend Guide

Enjoy the Show Like an Insider

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance celebrates its 25th birthday this year, and we’ve been there since the beginning. Going too? Crib from our notes: Here’s our visitor guide, complete with some extras gleaned from our experience. See you on the field.

Wednesday, March 4

Opening at 9 a.m.
Russo and Steele Amelia Island Auction Preview
City of Fernandina Municipal Airport
See the cars before they’re offered. $30 general admission.

Thursday, March 5

None

9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Gooding & Company, The Amelia Island Auction Preview
Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation
More cars to check out before they’re offered. $30 admission.

10 a.m.–8 p.m.
RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Preview
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. Ocean Front Lawn
See the lots before they cross the block.

Starting at 3 p.m.
Russo and Steele Amelia Island Auction Sale
City of Fernandina Municipal Airport
Cars will be offered via Russo and Steele’s unique auction in the round format. $30 general admission.

Times TBA
Bonhams, The Amelia Island Auction
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
More cars for sale.

Friday, March 6

Starting at 7 a.m.
PCA Werks Reunion
Amelia River Golf Club
Hundreds of Porsches will be on display-some to be judged, some just enjoying the day out. Free for spectators, but expect to pay a parking fee.

7 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Porsche Driving Experience
Departs from Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport
First stop the new Brumos museum. Second stop Naval Station Mayport, where participants will get behind the wheel of a new Porsche for autocross runs plus a “spirited ride with a professional driver.” $275 per car (2 people).

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reliable Carriers’ Eight Flags Road Tour
Departs from The Ritz-Carlton main driveway
Concours vehicles will tour the area, stopping for lunch in downtown Fernandina Beach for a public display. Free to watch.

9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Gooding & Company, The Amelia Island Auction and Preview
Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation
The preview opens at 9 with bidding starting at 11 a.m. $30 admission.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shopping, signing and more
The Ritz-Carton, Amelia Island
Manufacturer new car drives, automobilia sales, silent auctions and book signings. Free to browse.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Preview
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Ocean Front Lawn
Another chance to see the offerings.

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Seminar: Penske Perfect˛ Effort = Results
The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom
Ray Evernham will host a panel that traces Roger Penske’s career. Scheduled panelists include Penske himself plus George Follmer, Jim Hall. Rick Mears, John Mecom and Rusty Wallace.

Starting at 5 p.m.
Russo and Steele Amelia Island Auction Sale
City of Fernandina Municipal Airport
More cars will be offered via Russo and Steele’s unique auction in the round format. $30 general admission.

Saturday, March 7

None

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
MotorXpo
First hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
Check out some vendors and cool cars. Open to the public.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.
RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Preview
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Ocean Front Lawn
Last chance to see the lots before they cross the block.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cars & Coffee at the Concours
First Fairway and show field and 10th & 18th Fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
More than 400 classics and exotics from local clubs will be on display. Free to spectate.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shopping, signing and more
The Ritz-Carton, Amelia Island
Another chance to check out new cars, pick up some automobilia, or bid in a silent auction. Open to the public.

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday Seminar: Team Penske: The Early Years
The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom
Ray Evernham will host a panel with those who contributed to the Penske dynasty. Scheduled panelist to include Chuck Cantwell, Don Cox, Walt Czarnecki, Karl Kainhofer, Jay Signore, Judy Stropus and Woody Woodard. Closing comments by Roger Penske. $40 for general seating.

Starting at 11 a.m.
RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Saturday Auction
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Grand Ballroom
More than 80 select cars are expected to be offered. Admission is for registered bidders, sellers and credentialed media only.

Sunday, March 8

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
MotorXpo
First hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
Vendors and cool cars. Open to the public.

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
The Golf Club of Amelia Island 10th & 18th Fairways
Time for the big show. General admission adult tickets start at $100; they’ll cost $150 at the gate. Some of the highlights on the day’s schedule:

  • 9:45 a.m.: Honoree Roger Penske enters the show field from the Awards Tent.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Sandra Alford Cars & Vintage Fashions Show starts at the Awards Tent.
  • 11 a.m.: Chairman’s welcome, national anthem and flyover.
  • 11:45 a.m.: Judges introduction.
  • 12:15 p.m.-4 p.m.: Awards presentation.
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