1926 Hanomag 2/10 PS at the Lane Motor Museum. Photo courtesy of Mark Becker.
Jacksonville, FL -- The Silver Anniversary Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance features a special class of cars seldom honored, seen or even acknowledged in typical concours competition.

Among the long hoods, gleaming wire wheels and bespoke coachwork, the 25 th annual Amelia will feature a special class of cars with admirable civic intentions, missions of extreme economy and, sometimes, true visual entertainment factor. These are the cars of the Silver Anniversary Amelia’s “That’s Cute” class.
1938 American Bantam Roadster . Photo courtesy of Mary Miles.
On March 8, 2020 a fleet of cute and extraordinarily rare cars meant to provide minimalist transport will grace the Amelia’s show field to mark the far edge of the design envelope. The goal of providing affordable individual transportation is a far nobler vision of individual freedom and personal mobility than the dreary -- and seemingly relentless -- plea for mass transit. 

“Simplicity of design tends to borrow from nature. That can breed economy and on occasion even a kind of beauty,” said Bill Warner, founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “Small, soft shapes usually trigger sympathetic emotional responses: the next thing you know you’ve got an Abarth 750GT, an Isetta or a Nissan Figaro.”

There’s also a long Amelia tradition involved in the That’s Cute class. This is The Amelia Concours’ 25 th anniversary. Since 1996 there has always been at least one Amelia class annually that defies commonality if for no other reason than to entertain. “I suppose that started when people began calling us ‘the fun concours’, ” said Warner. “At The Amelia we take all types of car fun very seriously.”
Nissan Figaro. Photo courtesy of Deremer Studios.

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About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
THE AMELIA will be held March 5-8, 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island. The show’s Foundation has donated over $3.5 million to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Spina Bifida of Jacksonville and other local and national charities since 1996. To learn more about the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, visit .

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