We had the good fortune of making it out to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this year and we can report that it’s more than a little bit overwhelming. From Janis Joplin’s Porsche 356 to John Oates’ own 356 Emory Special, to a Horch the size of a bus, you could whiplash from everything there is to look at.
It was an almost exhausting litany of “the”s. This is THE car Jacky Ickx won Le Mans in, THE car that introduced double-overhead cams to the world, THE Bentley once owned by Brian Johnson of AC/DC. At times surprising and always impressive, it was the Louvre of auto shows.
Here’s some of the coolest stuff we saw out on the fairway.