The weather forecasts were not favorable for the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, but the automotive gods must have been listening to the collective prayers. Clear skies and abundant sunshine were delivered on concours Sunday. It was so warm, we offered free shade in the Suixtil-USA tent. It was a perfect day. Here are some of our favorite automobiles from the event. Sir Stirling Moss was the honored guest of the concours and what better than to have three of the infamous Mercedes-Benz ‘Silver Arrows’ on display?Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel with Bill Warner opening the 20th Annual Concours d’ Elegance.
But wait, there’s more. There were 26 cars on the field which were driven by Moss over his long and exciting racing career. Will feature more of the Moss race cars in a later post. For now take a look at some other interesting cars from the show field. Hard to resist a Rothman’s livery Porsche. A 911 SC/RSR and a 959, which would you take home? Maybe a Stutz is more your folly. The Stutz was Americas answer to the early supercar. Stutz built race cars and powerful road cars. This rare 1932 Stutz Super Bearcat (green) had a DV-32 dual overhead cam which pushed it over 100 mph. Here we see the very first Arnholt-Bristol, the prototype, number one from 1954. In the unusual category we have the Kellison and probably the cutest turquoise car the 1956 Arnott Sports 110 Climax, designed and built by the first and only female race car manufacturer, Daphne Arnott. Oh, but hearts were aflutter over this 1954 Allard J2X- Roadster, ooh la la. Ever heard of a 1922 Sequeville-Hoyau Sports Two-Seater? We hadn’t. This was a small manufacturer in Seine which got into the luxury car business after manufacturing WWI aircraft motors under license for Bugatti.
There will be more on the cars from the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in the coming weeks. For a great recap on the winners check out the post from Sports Car Digest.