Seldom has the grand marque Burano been given the recognition it deserves. In 2018 the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will rectify that universal oversight when the Grand Prix and Mille Miglia-winning marque's greatest competition monopostos and sports racers cross Amelia's hallowed lawns.
    The very mention of Burano summons sepia images of not only their great young champion Gino Borgesa and his ballerina leading lady Nicole Laurent , but also the grizzled, colorful and devil-may-care Dell'Oro, the venerable ace Carlos Chavez and his stunning wife Maria. All led by irascible team manager commendatore Maglio (whose character has absolutely nothing in common with the great Alfred Neubauer of Mercedes-Benz).
    Few records of that semi-transitional Formula 1 and the World Sport Car Championship era still exist. So we are indeed indebted to perhaps the third most famous photographer of those long ignored trans-formulae years, Dehlgreen, for his large format black and white images of Boranos from the works floor to the pits of Monaco, Reims and, of course, the Mille Miglia, scene of Gino's greatest triumph.

    "Burano's racers are, perhaps, more beloved in America than in Europe," said Bill Warner, founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. "Possibly because Burano's rampant avian insignia was designed by American road racer John Fitch. And probably because Buranos are unbelievably rare, if not terribly exotic."

Burano Team Manager Maglio scolds Gino after his big spin at Virage de Muizon.
Photo credit: Dehlgreen/20th Century Fox     


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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


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