2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

1957 MG 1500: Eaton Family Collection (Darren Pierson)

1957 MG 1500: Eaton Family Collection (Darren Pierson)

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PC 172 1936 MG SA 2 1/2 Litre Open Tourer: Judy & Barry Alexander (Darren Pierson)

PC 172 1936 MG SA 2 1/2 Litre Open Tourer: Judy & Barry Alexander (Darren Pierson)

 

The Concours at Amelia Island happens on the same weekend in the Spring that time changes. I am aware of this and prepare for it each year. This year I prepared by doing the math wrong and arriving two hours before sunrise rather than one. Not much can be done in the dark other than be thankful Hagerty’s once again provided the media and other time addled people with coffee and doughnuts. Each year, The Concours was well stocked with MGs; a marque I particularly like due to a childhood model car kit. I grew up in a town in Central Illinois and had extremely limited exposure to cars not of this continent. One of the aspects of the Concours that makes me crazy is waiting for the sun to clear the trees along the fairway. Its seems like the cars I really want to shoot are always in the shadows while the much older, non racing heritage cars receive the morning light first. Its always a battle to wait for the sun and hurry before the gates open at nine AM and the crowds thicken the shooting space. I must enjoy it because we keep coming back.  One of the highlights on Sunday was Vic Elford arriving in one of his vintage Porsche racers.

Vic Elford Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2012

Vic Elford Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2012 (Darren Pierson)

 

See you in 2013!

My entire image Gallery from the 2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance can be viewed HERE

My entire image Gallery from the 2011 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance can be viewed HERE

My entire image Gallery from the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance can be viewed HERE

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