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2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Photos and Text : Bob and Connie Schmitt   The 19th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 7-9 was an off-the-charts success. This prestigious event drew a record crowd of over 29,000 attendees. After attending 12 years, this display of over 330 cars and motorcycles from around the world still overwhelms us. Event Founder and […] [...more]

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Amelia Island 2013 Photo Journal

Amelia Island 2013 Photo Journal

2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Bob and Connie Schmitt We had another great experience at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 8-10. We have enjoyed volunteering as Class Hosts for the 11 years that we have lived in northeast Florida. Friday – Driving Tour and Porsche 911 Seminar: We arrived early on Friday to […] [...more]

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2012 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance

2012 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance

2012 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance Photos and Text by Connie Schmitt   Sunday, November 4th was a picture-perfect day for the 2012 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance. The best of show award was won by Frank and Milli Ricciardelli of Monmouth Beach, New Jersey with their 1938 Jaguar SS Coupe, a special-bodied, one-off coupe by […] [...more]

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Intermountain Concours Features Cars of Excellence

Intermountain Concours Features Cars of Excellence

Utah’s Intermountain Concours d’Elegance will honor automotive legend Carroll Shelby and the cars he influenced on Saturday, September 22 in The Gardens of Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah. “The world has lost an influential genius with the passing of Carroll Shelby and we plan to showcase several of the historically significan cars tied to his legendary […] [...more]

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July 13, 2012 “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

July 13, 2012 “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The US Senate Lawmakers have officially designated July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”. According to Senate Resolution 452, July 13 marks a commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the important role Automotive Restoration and Collection play in society. Car Clubs, Museums, Organizations and more are […] [...more]

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1948 HRG Aerodynamic

1948 HRG Aerodynamic

In 1935 HRG Engineering was formed in Tolworth, Surre by A.E. Hartford, G.H. Rommins and H.R. Godfrey. The designs, reminiscent of Frazer Nash and GN Company, were due to Godfrey’s previous work with those automakers. The cars were assembled in a workshop that was once used to build gears. After a short 4 years of […] [...more]

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1956 Ferrari 250GT “Tour De France” #0555

1956 Ferrari 250GT “Tour De France” #0555

Being one of only 8 Scaglietti built Competition Berlinettas built for 1956 makes this Ferrari 250GT extremely rare. It became known as the “Tour De France” in honor of the four outright victories the 250GT had at the challenging race. The 250GT Comp cars are considered the true forerunners of the series of race cars […] [...more]

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Ferrari’s of Amelia

Ferrari’s of Amelia

Video: Justin Lapriore Location: Amelia Island Concours d”Elegance, FL Photo: Chris Runge ————————————————————————————————————————– You might recognize the name Justin Lapriore. His photo of $150M worth Ferrari GTO’s from the Mayport Ferry at Amelia Island has gone somewhat viral. Justin has a knack for truly capturing the essence of an event and his recent videopost on […] [...more]

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Ferrari Club Annual Meet Photo’s

Ferrari Club Annual Meet Photo’s

The Southeast Region of the Ferrari Club of America hosted its International Meet June 8-12 in beautiful Savannah, GA. Bob and Connie Schmitt of Jacksonville, Fl captured a few photos to share with our readers. The event was incredible with a wonderful venue for the Concours and the recently renovated Grand Prix track to top […] [...more]

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2011 Alfa’s On The Lawn

2011 Alfa’s On The Lawn

Alfa’s On The Lawn has become one of our favorite grassroots type events here at The Motoring Journal. It is held at a private residence in Florida by the owner of Black Barts Emporium.  This picnic is an easy, laid back atmosphere where the theme is simple, bring a dish to share and park your […] [...more]

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