October 12, 2018 - The Amelia News
Bill Warner Honored as Rennsport Reunion VI Co-Grand Marshal
Bill Warner (left) presents Gunnar Jeannette with the Group 2: Werks Trophy 
Hurley Haywood drives the Dauer 962 LM #GT003 that he raced to victory at Le Mans in 1994
The Amelia’s founder and Chairman Bill Warner recently traveled to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to participate as the Co-Grand Marshal of Rennsport Reunion VI. The four-day event celebrated the cars, drivers and people who have contributed to Porsche’s racing legacy. With more than 81,000 in attendance, Rennsport Reunion VI is the largest Porsche gathering to date.

The Amelia is often referred to as the “racer's concours.” Warner, a noted driver and Porsche owner, has continually strived to include Porsche every step of the way. The 2019 event will celebrate the 35 th anniversary of the iconic 962. Past features have included the Porsche 356, 911, 914, 917 and Carrera.

“Being chosen to join Dr. Wolfgang Porsche as the Co-Grand Marshal for Rennsport Reunion VI is one of the greatest honors a Porsche enthusiast can receive,” said Warner. “Congratulations to Porsche for an incredible event and thank you for a weekend I’ll never forget.”
Reminder from Spina Bifida of Jacksonville
Date and Time:
Sat, October 20, 2018 
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Deercreek Country Club
7816 Mc Laurin Road N.
Jacksonville, FL 32256

All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit Spina Bifida of Jacksonville. Spina Bifida of Jacksonville is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1973 to provide support for families living with Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida is 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.

The goal of Spina Bifida of Jacksonville is to create a network of support for local families. Spina Bifida of Jacksonville strives to advocate for, educate and serve patients and families whose lives have been touched by Spina Bifida. The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Foundation is a proud supporter of Spina Bifida of Jacksonville.

Still Time to Register for The Classic Motorsports Magazine 2019 Orange Blossom Tour
Join the owners of Classic Motorsports Magazine as they proudly show off Florida’s finest back roads and destinations March 3-7, 2019.

Classic sports cars, great roads, fun people, blue skies and the intoxicating aroma of orange blossoms in the air, the 2019 Orange Blossom Tour combines charming towns like Jekyll Island, Micanopy and Mount Dora with explorations of historic sites and inside looks at private automotive collections.

The 2019 tour begins and ends on Georgia’s Jeckyll Island, a short 45 minute ride from Amelia Island. The event’s conclusion coincides with the beginning of the 24 th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, creating an unforgettable week of automotive-related fun.

Worried about the details? Don't. From start to finish, the staff of Classic Motorsports will book your housing, coordinate meals, transport luggage and accommodate any special requests. You'll also have the undivided attention of their team of expert mechanics, just in case your car has any mechanical issues. Backing them up is a fleet of new vehicles, which you're welcome to drive if your car can't be quickly fixed.

Learn more and register today at http://www.orangeblossomtour.com

Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport Celebrates the Grand Opening of Amelia Island’s General Aviation Terminal
Congratulations to the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (KFHB) as they celebrate the Grand Opening of Amelia Island’s general aviation terminal. The Grand Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The new terminal’s design honors the history of KFHB, which was built by the U.S. Navy during World War II to train pilots on the F4U Corsair fighter plane. The design of the new terminal was recently featured on the cover of Airport Improvement magazine.

The 12,000 square foot building will house the city airport administration offices, public meeting spaces and a 115-person observation deck overlooking the runway. The building will also be home to Bent Wing Flight Services, a new Fixed Base Operator named in honor of the F4U, whose nickname was the “Bent Wing Bird.” The FBO’s lobby will feature a half-scale replica of the Corsair, as well as a reception desk made from the fuselage of a WWII fighter plane.

The Grand Opening celebration is open to the public and will feature several prominent speakers including key individuals from federal, state and city governments, the U.S. Navy and the National Naval Aviation Museum. Live music and festivities will also include a display of vintage and modern aircraft on the field.

For more information: http://www.fbfl.us/66/Airport

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 www.ameliaconcours.org . 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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