On Sunday, July 30 th, members of the International Automotive Media Registry gathered during at the 39 th Annual Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's for the 26th International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC).

    Through peer evaluation the annual IAMC acknowledges excellence in all forms of automotive media, presenting Medallion Awards for deserving new books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, photography, digital artwork, video, radio/audio, websites, and more.

    This year, Tom Cotter and The Amelia's Founder and Chairman, Bill Warner, were awarded the Silver Medallion in the "Printed Book - Entire Publication" division for their collaborative effort, "Cuba's Car Culture." The result of six trips to the island nation, Cotter and Warner's book delves into an accurate history of Cuban passenger and racing cars.

    "Our timing for the book luckily coincided with the loosening of sanctions between the United States and Cuba," said Tom Cotter, writer. "Hopefully the book will give American tourists greater knowledge of Cuba's automotive scene before taking the trip."

    "I'm thankful to the International Automotive Media Registry for this incredible honor," added Bill Warner, photographer. "It's wonderful getting an award on your first book, of course partnering with Tom made it easy. This certainly sets the standard for the other books I need to write."

   The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is excited to offer "Cuba's Car Culture: Celebrating the Island's Automotive Love Affair" through our online store, The Shop at The Concours. Purchasing Cuba's Car Culture directly from The Amelia's shop means that a portion of the books proceeds go directly to The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization recognized as a public charity under section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, "The Amelia" draws over 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show's Foundation has donated over $3.0 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc., Spina Bifida of Jacksonville, The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Shop with Cops, and other deserving charities. In 2013 and 2016 the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance won Octane Magazine's EFG International Historic Motoring Event of the Year award.The 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for March 9-11, 2018. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org.


Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
3016 Mercury Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
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