In celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance looks back to some of the motorsport superstars who served as past honorees by hosting a reunion of these legendary race drivers.
Those expected for the grand “homecoming” at Amelia Island’s Silver Anniversary concours include Bobby Rahal, Sam Posey, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Hurley Haywood, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Emerson Fittipaldi and Jochen Mass.
“The Amelia has always been as much about people as it has about cars,” Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, said in a news release. “This homecoming of champions seems like the perfect way to celebrate our 25th anniversary.”
Roger Penske, racing champion, team owner and now owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar race series, is the Amelia Island 2020 honoree with four classes of his cars celebrating “his unique career at the pinnacle of international motorsport.”
The concours also will pay tribute to those motorsport greats who have passed in recent years.
“We’ll miss our only two-time honoree, Stirling Moss,” Warner said. “Our World Champion Phil Hill, 1964 World Champion John Surtees and Carroll Shelby are gone, but their spirit, the style and the accomplishments they brought to the industry and our sport are still part of The Amelia’s legacy.”
The Amelia Island Concours takes place March 8 at The Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Resort. For more information, visit the concours website.