May 13, 2021
Jacksonville, FL – The Amelia is proud to announce that Founder and Chairman Bill Warner's new book, The Other Side of the Fence: Six Decades of Motorsports Photography, will debut May 20-23, 2021 at the 26th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Bill Warner, knew that racing would be an important part of his future at an early age. Warner’s sister Harriet, a photographer herself, would encourage his parents to buy Bill a camera for Christmas. The gift came with a promise:

“Do you know what this camera will do for you? It will get you on the other side of the fence.”

Harriet's words clung to Bill's heart. He would hone his craft and before long his photographs would work their way onto the pages of Sports Car Graphic and Road & Track. His passion would take him trackside photographing IMSA, NASCAR, Indianapolis, Formula 1, Can Am, Trans Am, Formula 5000 and Le Mans. 
The Other Side of the Fence, Six Decades of Motorsport Photography Is a collection of those images photographed by Warner from age 16 (1959) to the present. The book features 200 pages and 240 images taken throughout his career.

His images have appeared worldwide from Australia to Europe and he won the Sports Car Club of America Trophy for Photographer of the year in 1970. His work has been displayed at the Petersen Museum and the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance (Concours d'Elegance of America). 

Bill is a member of the American Racing Photographers Association and the Road Racing Driver’s Club where he was the recipient of the “Bob Akin Speed with Style” Award.

Bill Warner's book, The Other Side of the Fence, will be available for sale at The Amelia's retail tent on the showfield. The author, Bill Warner, will be available for book signings at the Amelia's retail area on the showfield Friday, May 21, 2021 from 2-3pm and at Collier Booth, Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 1- 2pm.
What others are saying:
“Bill Warner has witnessed some of the greatest moments in racing and many of the sport’s special memories have been captured through his lens. I enjoy looking back at the racing action and the legends of motorsports through Bill’s images and this collection really provides a unique view of our sport’s history – from the other side of the fence.”

Roger Penske

"The Fangio of photography." 

Sir Stirling Moss

“An incredible photo memoir by Bill Warner. A journey through road racing that shows us the people, the cars, the delicate moments, the fame, the glory, the disappointment. Bill Warner’s affectionate yet realistic portraits and captions are the best collection I’ve ever seen."

Mario Andretti
"As we move forward in this modern era of constant video coverage only the great art of the split-second still images captured by masters like Bill Warner will be left to remind us of what racing was really like when you could clearly see the intensity in a driver’s eyes and the emotion imparted by speed."

Peter Brock
"What an absolutely extraordinary collection of motor racing photography Bill Warner brings to you. I have known Bill now for fifty years, first meeting in the dusty paddocks of the very early 70’s when he was at his busiest. We immediately became fast friends and have remained so over the years. Many of his legendary photos from those days have now become iconic glimpses into the glory days of motor racing history, and will remain so far into the future. This is a book that any serious motor racing enthusiast will have to add to his or her collection of motor racing literature and memorabilia."

David Hobbs
Friday, May 21, 2021
McLaren Dinner of Champions
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom

Celebrate two legends & thought leaders
Keynote: Miles Collier and Bill Warner

Cocktail attire
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Honoree Gala Dinner
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom

Every year The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance honors a legendary hero of the racing world. In 2021, The Amelia celebrate racer, writer, broadcaster, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, the inspiring Lyn St. James. Lyn’s life is a high-speed motorsports adventure. Her racing career began in a Ford Pinto in the 1970s and had its grand finale more than two decades later in a special commemorative ceremony on the “yard of bricks” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Other highlights of the evening include the announcement of The Amelia’s “What Drives You Award” and the “Spirit of the Concours Trophy” along with charity auctions, delicious gourmet food and beverages.

The celebration begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island’s Talbot Ballroom.

Limited tickets are still available for this black tie optional event. Reserve your seats today.

Photo courtesy of Lyn St. James

Friday, May 21, 2021

Chevy Thunder Seminar

3 pm - 4:30 pm The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom

Presented by Chevrolet Motorsports.
Host: Ray Evernham
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Herb Fishel
  • George Follmer
  • David Hobbs
  • Brian Redman
  • Dr. Eric Warren
A seminar hosted by NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief Ray Evernham to celebrate Chevy Thunder, which was the GM Racing tag line during the ‘80’s. Panelists scheduled to appear include: Herb Fishel – Director of GM Racing for 40 years; George Follmer – UOP Shadow Racing; David Hobbs – 1972 SCCA F5000 and SCCA Tran-Am Champion and Brian Redman – 3 time SCCA F5000 Champion and IMSA GTP Champion, all in Chevy powered cars, Dr. Eric Warren – Head of GM Racing and two-time Daytona 500 winner, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM The Golf Club Amelia Island 10th & 18th Fairways 

  • General Admission Adult: $125 – Purchased April 1, - May 22, 2021
  • General Admission Adult: $150 – Purchased at the Gate/Day of Event
  • General Admission Early Entry Adult $185.00 - Purchased July 6- May 22, 2021 *Ltd. Qty
  • General Admission Early Entry Youth $100.00 - Purchased July 6- May 22, 2021 *Ltd. Qty
  • General Admission Youth 13-17 years old: $60 (12 and under free w/paying adult)
  • Active Duty Military and Dependents with Active Duty ID: $60 each available on-site only
Buy 2021 Event Tickets in Person - Ticket Sales Locations

  • Claude Nolan Cadillac, 4700 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
  • Jaguar Land Rover Jacksonville, 11217 Atlantic Blvd #1, Jacksonville, FL 32225
  • Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park, 7018 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244
  • Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville, 10231 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
  • Lexus of Jacksonville, 10259 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
  • Lexus of Orange Park, 7040 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244
  • Porsche Jacksonville, 11211 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
  • Fields Cadillac Jacksonville, 7999 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244
  • Fields Cadillac St Augustine, 375 Outlet Mall Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32084
  • Amelia Island Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd, ste. 101G, Amelia Island, FL 32034
  • Amelia Island Welcome Center, 102 Center St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
  • Golf Club of Amelia Island, 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Concours and More 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM The Golf Club of Amelia Island

  • Ticket includes early entry into the show field at 8:30 AM
  • A private lunch inside the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island(11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) in the Talbot Ballroom
  • Event Poster (to be distributed at lunch)
  • Tickets not available day of show
Club Amelia 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Club Amelia Pavilion on the Showfield

Presented by WeatherTech

Your Club Amelia Ticket includes:

  1. Early Admission onto the show field at 8:30 AM (One hour prior to gates opening to public)
  2. Collectible Program
  3. Collectible Poster
  4. Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Snack
  5. Hosted Bar
  6. Covered seating located in the Awards Presentation area
  7. Private restrooms for Club Amelia Patrons
  8. Parking decal provided.

It is not necessary to purchase General Admission tickets for entry onto the show field. Your Club Amelia ticket is your entry into the show field.
All images are property of The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance / Deremer Studios unless otherwise noted.

About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
THE AMELIA is held May 20-23, 2021 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island. The show’s Foundation has donated over $3.75 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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