Mar 17 2016

The Amazing Automobiles of the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Attracting classic vintage automobiles, unique customs, and cars of the stars, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance never disappoints.  Check out several standouts that I enjoyed at this year's concours.


Howard Kroplick

Best in Show

Sports Car Market-March 14, 2016

The Amelia concours has two Best in Show awards. This year, Best in Show Concours d’Elegance was awarded to a 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II town car with coachwork by Brewster, owned by Jack and Helen Nethercutt. Best in Show Concours de Sport went to the 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupola from the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands.

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Town Car

Jack and Helen Nethercutt's town car caught my eye when it was parked next to the Alco Black Beast.

1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupola

1938 Phantom Corsair

Great to see the Flying Wombat and a Mystery Foto car in person

1974 Fascination

1949 Buick- The "Rain Man" Car

1912 Alco

This Alco was featured on the website on March 15, 2011.

1952 Manta Ray

This converted 1951 Studekaer Commander was unseen for 60 years.

1964 Porsche 356 Owned by Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin's Porsche was recently purchased for $1.76 million.


Mar 20 2016 Joseph Indusi 6:09 PM

I love that Buick Convertible and the Phantom Corsair.  The movie clip of the Wombat was familiar to me.  Where did I see that before?
Thanks Howard.

Mar 20 2016 R Troy 11:29 PM

Looking at the RR P2 reminded me of a car my dad owned.  It was a RR P1 Springfield, 1929, a Rivera Town Car with the same sort of white canework design in the rear quarter.  Unlike one now all over the web for an auction, it was clearly Springfield and Brewster - and American - the one on the web looks pure British.  His car had an aluminum head engine, and the traditional pipe style bumpers as I recall.  Its original owner was the founder of Time Magazine, and by the time my dad got it it was in poor condition, very run down.  He sent it off for a very slow restoration to a shop in the Wilkes Barre PA area (we lived in Scranton) but he was very preoccupied with hs work, and there was little progress - and it got caught up in the floods of Hurricane Agnes in 1972 or so, just making things worse.  But even in that condition it was a beautiful car.  Years later my mom sold it; I’ve no idea what became of it, but hopefully it ended up in a good home.

Mar 21 2016 Rich 10:43 AM

Wow!  Looks like 1930’s -50s version of concept cars…

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