FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla.– The 2022 Amelia Concours d’Elegance occurred this past weekend, and we showed up to capture whatever worth seeing. Located in northern Florida on Amelia Island, the natural surroundings make for an attractive (though not quite Pebble Beach levels of glamor) background. The ocean and the Ritz-Carlton hotel are nearby, and much of the classic automobile celeb world remains in attendance. Plus, it’s warm and sunny being located near Jacksonville, making it a great end-of-winter escape to an car program.
Naturally, we came for the vehicles, which is precisely what you’ll see paging through the gallery above. There were aircrafts, pets and a classic Concours-style award event. Presence was high, even if it doesn’t look like much in our pictures– the media get early access to the field so we can get images like the ones you’re taking a look at here without crowds in the way. By midday, it was crowded enough to seem like rush-hour gridlock attempting to move up and down the primary byways of the show.
Manufacturer existence was visible but not suffocating. BMW showed up with the coolest of the OEM-supplied classics. The E31 M8 Prototype that was just ever revealed openly in the U.S. once in its life time. This bonkers M8 features a bespoke V12 engine that makes 630 horse power and is cluttered with innovative carbon fiber parts. Sadly, that M8 was never ever put into production.
The field consisted of over 200 cars ranging from horseless carriages to modern-day supercars and so many ages in between. Best in Program went to a 1934 Duesenberg, and if you’re curious to understand more about the winners of the show, you can check out our winners post here.
When you’re done looking at the countless dollars of metal in the gallery above, inform us which is your favorite in the remarks listed below.