1982 London Taxi Auction to Support
The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Foundation
in Benefit of Spina Bifida of Jacksonville
Ends Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:30pm EDT
With just one day left, bidding on "Rusty" has reached a very strong $5,000. But we'd love to see even more. Remember, one hundred percent of the selling price is being donated by The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Foundation to Spina Bifida of Jacksonville.

1982 Austin FRX4D Hackney Carriage (London Taxi)

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation offer to the discriminating buyer this fine, well maybe not so fine, 1982 Austin FRX4D (diesel) Hackney Carriage, otherwise known as a London Taxi. The auction closes on the Cars & Bids website Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:30pm EDT.

Lord Russell (respectfully known to his friends as “Rusty”) was a gift to the Foundation by Jaime and Aida del Valle to assist us in raising funds and awareness of Spina Bifida, the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. An average of 8 babies everyday are born with Spina Bifida or a similar birth defect of the brain and spine.
“Rusty” starts and runs well, but sounds like a #10 tin can full of nails being vigorously shaken. Performance is underwhelming with 0-60 being Tuesday.  “Rusty” is the first cousin of the Duke of Bondo and truly needs a stripping and fresh paint. We can’t sugar coat it, “Rusty” needs cosmetic help.

This would be a wonderful transport through The Villages…..easy egress and exit, plenty of leg room, and air conditioning that blows uncharacteristically cold.

The Amelia is excited to announce that 100% of Lord Rusty's selling price will go to Spina Bifida of Jacksonville to care for children and adults impacted by this birth defect. To sweeten the deal, the buyer will receive four free tickets to the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Click here to see the listing and place a VERY generous bid on this magnificent opportunity to help those in need and perhaps get to own Lord Russell of Burberry in the process.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Guardians of Porsche Wine Maker's Dinner 
6:30 - 10:30 PM at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Talbot Ballroom
Begin your AMELIA weekend with an intimate four-course dining experience. A sommelier pairs each course with wines complementary to the menu.

Cocktail Attire
Advance Reservations, Limited Seating
Friday, May 21, 2021

Porsche Driving Experience 
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Departs from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

The Porsche Driving Experience departs from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport immediately following the 7:00 a.m. check-in and 7:30 a.m. drivers meeting with coffee and donuts. Participants will travel in their personal vehicles to a yet to be determined location where they will enjoy activities to include an autocross in one of the latest Porsches and a spirited ride with a professional driver. The tour will also make a stop at the fabulous new Brumos Collection which began as an eclectic private automotive collection that was stored on-site at the Brumos car dealerships in Jacksonville, Florida. Many international and national award-winning cars, historical documents, and racing artifacts are housed in their new location.  

  • Limited to 125 cars
  • Must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the event
  • Required documents:
  • valid driver's license
  • Need not own a Porsche to participate

Friday Seminar - Chevy Thunder
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom 

McLaren Dinner
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom Talbot Ballroom

Cocktail Attire
Saturday, May 22, 2021

Saturday Seminar - The All Conquering Porsche 935
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom 
Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM The Golf Club Amelia Island 10th & 18th Fairways 
2020 showfield
2021 Honoree Lyn St. James
  • General Admission Adult: $100 – Purchased July 6, 2020 - March 31, 2021
  • General Admission Adult: $125 – Purchased April 1, - May 22, 2021
  • General Admission Adult: $150 – Purchased at the Gate/Day of Event
  • 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
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

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.
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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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