December 12, 2018
Bill Warner, The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance chairman and founder, is known for his passion for originality. Whether restoring his Triumph TR8 to original Group 44 standards or lamenting the missing rear turn markers on his Ferrari GTB/4, Warner rarely finds improvement over a brilliant original design.

So to think of the horror when he awoke from surgery yesterday and was informed that the doctor used aftermarket parts to put him back together…

Turns out, Bill Warner’s New York trip to make a presentation at the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving & Chowder Society Holiday Party was sidelined when a fall resulted in a broken hip and a trip to the ER. Concerns about originality aside, Bill is in great spirits, doing well and looking forward to putting some mileage on his new replacement hip.

The staff, volunteers and board of directors at The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance want to wish Bill a quick and easy recovery. And we would like to wish all of you a happy and joyful holiday season!
Congratulations to The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance founder and chairman, Bill Warner, for being named "2019 Enthusiast of the Year" by the Concours d'Elegance of America.
From Concours d'Elegance of America:

The Board of Directors is proud to name longtime friend and supporter William 'Bill' Warner, from Jacksonville, FL as our 2019 Enthusiast of the Year.
Bill has been around automobiles his whole life. As a teenager, he worked at the local Volkswagen dealership in the parts department and also drove the delivery truck. On weekends, he worked as a “gopher” for the dealership racing team and became enthralled with motor racing.
He turned his passion for the automobile and racing into a lifetime profession as an acclaimed author, photographer and race car driver. One of Bill's many crowning achievements came in 1996, when he founded The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance near his home of Jacksonville, Florida.
Bill has elected to have a class of cars that reflect his 'all time favorites' at our Concours on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Please join us in honoring him throughout the Concours weekend, July 26-28.

Learn more from the Concours d'Elegance of America website
Tickets for the 24th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance are available online.

Special event tickets, including Thursday's Guardians of Porsche Wine Dinner and Sunday's Club Amelia, are selling quickly.

For more info and to purchase tickets visit,
About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
THE AMELIA will be held March 7-10, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island. For the Amelia’s full events schedule, including Saturday’s Cars & Coffee at the Concours and Sunday’s premier Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, visit . The show’s Foundation has donated over $3.45 million to Community Hospice & Palliative Care and other charities on Florida’s First Coast since its inception in 1996.

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