April 30, 2021
The Amelia's Founder Bill Warner Featured in Newest Installment of Brumos Collection’s “Inside The 59” 

Interview Traces Roots of Concours to Longstanding
Seven-Decade Relationship with Brumos Brand

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Only weeks before the international collector car world gathers in Northeast Florida for the eagerly awaited Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the event’s Founder and Chairman Bill Warner offers an insider’s look in the newest installment of The Brumos Collection’s “Inside The 59.”
Connecting a global audience of collector car and motorsports enthusiasts with the treasured vehicles and prominent individuals that have symbolized the Brumos brand for decades, the popular video series was posted to Brumos Collection social channels this week.
Photo courtesy of Bill Warner.

The ninth episode in the series, “A Conversation with Bill Warner from the Amelia Island Concours” fondly recalls the earliest days of the event and traces its rise to prominence, while emphasizing the essential role of Warner’s seven-decade relationship with the Brumos brand.
“My relationship with Brumos goes back to my teenage years, when I drove a parts truck for Al Sager Volkswagen in Jacksonville,” Warner recalls. “I was aware of Mr. Brundage long before there was a Brumos. They were selling Porsches out of the Volkswagen operation until 1962, when they formed Brumos.” 

That treasured relationship was invaluable in Warner’s concept for a prominent Concours in Florida, its execution and ultimately its position as one of the collector car world’s most influential gatherings.Every major show has great collections in their backyard they draw from,” Warner explains. “The Brumos Collection has a phenomenal selection of cars, which can make or break the excitement that you're trying to produce with a Concours d'Elegance. It's extremely important to have such a significant inventory within miles of where we're putting on the show.“
Photo by Dave Wendt courtesy of The Brumos Collection.

Warner is equally proud of his role in The Brumos Collection itself, which opened in January 2020. A lifelong photographer with an understandable passion for all-things-automotive, Warner speaks with pride as he notes the display of dozens of his images shown throughout the facility. “During the Collection’s planning stages, they wanted to have some of my work. I was happy to provide photos of great drivers like Hurley Haywood, Peter Gregg and Roger Penske, who drove for Brumos in 1959 and 1960. I'm proud to share these images, many of which date back 50 years.”
Looking ahead, Warner says the 2021 Concours will emphasize the impact of electric cars, both historically and as a path toward the future of automotive technology and manufacturing. “We're going to trace the history of electric cars, from an 1895 Morris and Salom Electrobat IV to a number of brand new prototypes and current models like the Mustang Mach-E,” he explains. “We're also hoping for the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq, as well as the rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan. We’re expecting nine manufacturers showing new electric cars."

Beyond the hundreds of stunning collector cars representing virtually every domestic and import brand, the Concours will feature a special “Chevy Thunder” display, with almost two dozen cars tracing Chevrolet racing history. Highlights will also include special appearances by automotive and motorsports industry luminaries, including racers, designers and executives.
Photo courtesy of the Brumos Collection.

Warner’s interview with “Inside The 59” can be accessed via The Brumos Collection social channels:
·        Facebook: @thebrumoscollection
·        Instagram: @thebrumoscollection
·        YouTube: The Brumos Collection - YouTube

Amelia Weekend Spotlight:
Honoree Gala Dinner
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom – Black Tie Optional

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.
Photo courtesy of Lyn St. James
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.
Cunningham 60th Anniversary C8 Corvette to Debut at the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is pleased debut the 600hp 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette. Not only will you be among the very first to see the car, but you can win it as part of a very special sweepstakes to benefit the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF). Lance Miller, Chip’s son, will be on hand to showcase the amazing new car and sell sweepstakes tickets to help the cause that’s near and dear to his heart.

Stop by the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation table to talk with Lance, learn about CMAF and amyloidosis, the deadly disease that took the life of his father, National Corvette Hall of Famer Chip Miller. You can also purchase tickets to win and by using promo code AMELIA, you’ll get 30% more tickets! Only 60 of these cars are being built and this is #33 of the run. To purchase your tickets today visit: http://corvettecontest.com

Visit ChipMiller.org to learn more about Amyloidosis and to secure your tickets and support a great cause.

For full schedule of events visit: https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Guardians of Porsche Wine Maker's Dinner 
6:30 - 10:30 PM
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 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. Lunch will be served.

  • Limited to 125 cars
  • Must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the event
  • Required documents:
  • Valid Drivers License 
  • Ownership of a Porsche is not required
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.
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

Honoring Lyn St. James

Black Tie Optional

2021 Honoree Lyn St. James
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 www.ameliaconcours.org.

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