Automobile aficionados have long reveled at Amelia Island’s annual Concours d’Elegance.
Now celebrating its 25th year, the Concours draws hundreds of rare vehicles from around the world to the delight of thousands of spectators.
One car that will make a splash this year has a special place in any collector’s heart—the Chevrolet Corvette. These sleek, mid-engine cars are also lovingly known by enthusiasts as “America’s sports car.”
First introduced in 1953, the Corvette has long been known for its superior driving and distinctive bodywork. On March 5 through 8, attendees will have the opportunity to see some of the most coveted models in Chevy’s history— the 1960 CERV I, the 1964 CERV II and the 1990 CERV III.
For this year’s show, Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the event said organizers have been working with General Motor Heritage Collection, the National Corvette Museum and the Rare Wheels Collection to help create the tribute to the mid-engine Corvette.
“The Mid-Engine Corvette Class is a dream class,” Warner said. “We hope that everyone in attendance enjoys seeing these incredibly rare and historically-significant vehicles together in person.”
In addition to the CERV I, II and III, the Concours is especially excited to showcase the 1964 GS IIB, which will mark its first appearance outside of the Chaparral Gallery of the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas.
The experimental, aerodynamic design of the Corvette class showstoppers is certain to make this year’s Concours d’Elegance an event not to be missed.
Amelia Island’s Concours d’Elegance will take place March 5-8 at The Ritz-Carlton at 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island.