The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Celebrates 27 Years At The The Ritz-Carlton March 3-6 (2022)
March 6, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm$150
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will celebrate another award-winning car show event at The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton on March 3-6, 2022. Now in its 27th year, and under new ownership, the show promises to boast over 220 magnificent classic cars and some of the finest collectible cars in the world.
The three-day celebration will include car themed-events, entertainment, luxury shopping, auctions, seminars, new vehicle driving experiences, a Cars & Coffee Saturday and ends with the Concourse d’Elegance on Sunday.
The events start on Thursday with a Porsche Winemaker’s Dinner and continue to Friday with a Porsche Driving Experience, Road Tour, Manufactures New Vehicle Reveals, and a seminar hosted by NASCAR Hall of Fame Crew Chief Ray Evernham.
The party continues on Saturday morning with a NASCAR Seminar, a 300 car Cars & Community car show, two RM Sotheby’s Auctions, and a 2022 Honoree Dinner Saturday night honoring racing legend, Chip Ganassi. Included in the Cars & Community Car Show Event is the REDwood Show Cars, wor RM Sothebys Auctions, a new Concours d’Lemons Car Show, a “Kids Zone”, a showing many of Sunday’s Concours Award-winning cars.
The Amelia Concours d”Elegance (car show) is the main event of the weekend and starts Sunday, March 6 from 9:30 pm – 4:00 pm. The show takes place on the grassy lawns of “The Golf Club of Amelia Island” and “The Ritz-Carlton”. This is where 200 of the top cars in the world will be on display, judged, and presented with the coveted “Best of Show” at the end of the show.
Tickets for the show this year cost $150 for adults; $85 for Military Personnel, $75 for Younger Enthusiasts (ages 13-22) and kids under 12 are free. (Detail for tickets and Parking is listed below)
The Amelia is a multi-day experience with something for everybody. Bring the family for youth-focused events, get behind the wheel of a cool car, check out the Concours on Sunday, and more.
The Concours d’Elegance
Experience the one and only Amelia Concours d’Elegance show field, where hundreds of historically significant vehicles are displayed and vying for various awards and accolades.
Cars & Community Presented by Griot’s Garage
Join us Saturday for Cars & Community, a unique day of family-friendly automotive fun, including Cars & Caffeine, the Kids Zone, and more.
RM Sotheby’s Auction
Celebrating their 24th year as the event’s official auction house, RM Sotheby’s 2022 Amelia Island auction will offer best-of-category examples across diverse segments of the collector car market.
2022 Amelia Island Concours Car Show Schedule
THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2022 EVENTS
RM Sotheby’s Auction Preview Party
On Thursday, March 3rd starting at 10:00 there will be an “RM Sotheby’s Preview Party” which is an invite-only party that gives buyers a sneak peek at the car collections going up for auction Saturday.
Annual Porsche Winemaker’s Dinner (Thursday, March 3 from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm)
Also at 6:30 to 10:30 pm is the “The Annual Porsche Winemaker’s Dinner: A Celebration of Dreamers” at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island. (Reservations are required) This is where you can Kick-off your weekend with an intimate fine dining experience hosted by Porsche. Featuring a celebrated sommelier who pairs each course with wines complementary to the menu, this yearly event has been known to attract drivers and celebrities from across the Porsche landscape.
🎫$400 per person, must be 21+ Limited quantity available
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022 LIST OF EVENTS
Amelia Island Concours Porsche Driving Experience
(Friday, March 4 from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Also on Friday, March 4th at 7:00 there will be the “Porsche Driving Experience” that is open to the public, and no reservations are required, but you must be at least 21 years old.
Departs from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. Drivers, and an optional (1) passenger, will travel in their personal vehicles to Jacksonville International Airport where they will enjoy activities including an autocross in one of the latest Porsches and a spirited ride with a professional driver. The tour will also make a stop at the fabulous Brumos Collection, which began as an eclectic private automotive collection that was stored on-site in Jacksonville, Florida. Many international and national award-winning cars, historical documents, and racing artifacts are housed in their new location.
🎫 Adult and Optional Guest: $300 Limited quantity available.
Reliable Carriers Eight Flags Road Tour (Friday, March 4th at 8:30 )
And Later Friday, March 4th at 8:30 pm there will be the “Reliable Carriers Eight Flags Road Tour” that tours interesting locations on Amelia Island and concludes with lunch in downtown Fernandina Beach. (This event is open to entrants only and reservations are required.)
Manufacturer Test Drives (Friday, March 4th 9:00)
Free Test Drives From Car Manufacturers are offered all day long -The Cars from various manufacturers can be tested at the front driveway of Ritz-Carlton Hotel and The Golf Club of Amelia Island from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
🎫This event is FREE and Complimentary to everyone.
Collection Sneak Peek Preview Party (Friday, March 4th 10:00 to 7:00 PM)
RM Sotheby’s is throwing an invite-only party offering early attendees a sneak peek preview of the cars to be auctioned on Saturday. You can get a preview of the cars on both March 3rd and March 4th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
36 Hours of Florida Friday Seminar at 3:00 Hosted by Ray Evernham.
Join us for a seminar hosted by NASCAR Hall of Fame Crew Chief Ray Evernham, featuring a panel of the greats of sports car racing who were very successful at the “36 Hours of Florida,” which included both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
🎫 General Admission: $50
🎫 Priority Seating: $100
SATURDAY MARCH 5TH, 2022 EVENTS
NASCAR Seminar (Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 am)
Join us for a seminar hosted by NASCAR Hall of Fame Crew Chief Ray Evernham featuring a panel of former NASCAR greats speaking about racing through the decades as NASCAR became one of the biggest forms of motorsport. Panelists scheduled to include (subject to change): Jeff Hammond – Multi Time Championship Winning Crew Chief and Television Commentator; Mike Helton – NASCAR Vice-Chairman; Kyle Petty – Multi Time Winner and Television Commentator; Rusty Wallace – 1989 NASCAR Champion.
🎫 General Admission: $50
🎫 Priority Seating: $100
Cars & Community Presented by Griot’s Garage
(Saturday, March 5 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm)
Join the fun Saturday for Cars & Community at The Golf Club of Amelia Island. This event is a family-friendly automotive day of fun that includes Cars & Caffeine and the Kids Zone and more. The event includes Cars & Caffeine that features over 300 award-winning cars, and the REDwood which is a tribute to favorite vehicles from the ’80s and ’90s. Also on Saturday is a Cars & Caffeine which is more like a sneak peek of some of the cars that will be on display on Sunday’s Concours d’Elegane. Lastly, on Saturday is the new Concours d’Lemons Car Show event that celebrates oddball, mundane, and truly awful cars of all kinds. Additionally, DON’T MISS THE “KIDS ZONE”, where there will be a special section dedicated to kids. It’s called “The Kids Zone” which is an automotive-themed area specifically designed for kids and offers Racing Simulators & Slot car racing. Children under 12 are admitted FREE for this event.
🎫 TICKETS: Adults (ages 23+): $20 (BUY A TICKET)
🎫 TICKETS: Military and First Responders: $10
🎫 TICKETS: Younger Enthusiasts (ages 13-22): $10
RM Sotheby’s Auction & Silent Auction (11:00 am on Saturday, March 5, 2022.)
The highly anticipated RM Sotheby’s auction, as well as the annual Silent Auction, will both be back in 2022. The Amelia Island RM Sotheby’s auction Starts at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Previews of the cars to be auctioned are on Friday, March 4th, and Saturday, March 5th, 2022. The times for previews for both days are from ⏰ 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. (LINK TO RM SOTHEBY’S AUCTION WEBSITE)
2022 Honoree Dinner (Saturday, March 5 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm)
Join us for an exciting evening honoring racing legend, Chip Ganassi, an accomplished driver and championship race team owner, with over 30 years of success and innovation. The dinner will feature gourmet delights, cocktails, and a live interview with this year’s honoree.(Cocktail attire required, Must be 21 years old)
⏰Cocktails to start at 6:30 pm and ⏰Dinner to start at 7 pm.
🎫 Tickets $425 per person,
SUNDAY MARCH 6, 2022 (The Main Event)
(Sunday, March 6 from 9:30pm – 4:00pm)
The Concours d’Elegance is the main event on Sunday and starts promptly at 9:30 am. This year, The Amelia Concours d’Elegance will display over 225 historically significant award-winning vehicles that are shipped in from car collectors all over the world to compete for the “Best of Show” award.
🎫 Adults (ages 23+): $150, price increases to $175 on March 1, 2022
🎫 Active Duty Military and First Responders: $85, with verification at check-in.
🎫 Younger Enthusiasts (ages 13-22): $75
🎫 Children 12 and under are FREE (BUY A TICKET)
2021 BEST OF SHOW WINNERS
The 2021 26th Annual Amelia Island Concours finished with a champagne celebration of the Best of Show winners Presented by Chairman & Founder of the event Bill Warner. The two 2021 Concours winners were a 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Cabriolet owned by Charles and Jill Mitchell of Stuart Florida, and a black UOP fuel-injected 494/800 HP1974 Shadow DN4 Can Am racecar owned by James Bartel of Key West Florida.
2022 FEATURED CAR CLASSES
Some of the featured vehicle classes celebrating an Anniversary at the show this year are the Ferrari (75th Anniversary), the Lincoln (100th Anniversary), the 24 Hours of Daytona (60th Anniversary), and the 12 Hours of Sebring (70th Anniversary). Some other interesting car classes at the Amelia Island Concours this year include the “Pre-War Custom Coachwork” class, the featured coachbuilder “Waterhouse”, Duesenberg and Horseless Carriages.
FULL LIST OF CLASSES AT THE THE AMELIA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
• American Classic 1920 – 1930
• American Classic 1931-1932
• American Classic 1933-1948
• Sports and GT Cars Pre-War
• Sports and GT Cars 1946-1957
• Sports and GT Cars 1958-1972
• Japanese Sports Cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s
• Gurney Eagles – Indy Racer
• Indy Roadsters -Open Wheel
• Porsche (Aluminum Race Cars)
• NASCAR Race Cars
• Race Cars Pre-War
• Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
• Pre-War Custom Coachwork
• Waterhouse Coach Builder
• Horseless Carriage Class
• American Limited Production
• Davis Divan Three-Wheeler
• 60th Anniversary of the 24 Hours of Daytona
• 70th Anniversary of the 12 Hours of Sebring
• 90th Anniversary of the ’32 Ford
• Lincoln (100th Anniversary)
• Ferrari (75th Anniversary)
RM SOTHEBY’S AUCTION DETAIL
TWO GREAT AUCTIONS
The highly anticipated RM Sotheby’s auction, as well as the annual Silent Auction, will both be back in 2022. (LINK TO RM SOTHEBY’S AUCTION WEBSITE)
The Amelia Island RM Sotheby’s auction starts at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Previews of the cars to be auctioned are on Friday, March 4th, and Saturday, March 5th 2022. The times for previews for both days are from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Four featured cars up for auction are a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan, 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS, 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra. Visit the (RM Sotheby’s Website To View All The Cars For Sale)
RM Sotheby’s has been the official auction house to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, one of the world’s most prestigious Concours events, for over twenty years. Host to one of the most anticipated events for classic car enthusiasts worldwide, RM Sotheby’s returns to the stunning oceanfront grounds of the Ritz-Carlton on 5 March for its annual Amelia Island auction.
Celebrating their 24th year, RM Sotheby’s 2022 Amelia Island auction will offer best-of-category examples across diverse segments of the collector car market. Those interested in consigning are asked to contact an RM Car Specialist to discuss opportunities.
TICKET PRICES & ADMISSION
AMELIA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE TICKET PRICES
Sunday, March 6, 2022, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
• Adults (ages 23+): $150, price increases to $175 on March 1, 2022
• Active Duty Military and First Responders: $85, with verification at check-in.
• Younger Enthusiasts (ages 13-22): $75
• Children 12 and under are FREE
• BUY TICKETS HERE
In addition to admission to Sunday’s Amelia Concours d’Elegance, this ticket also includes complimentary admission to Saturday’s Cars & Community.
EARLY ENTRY TICKETS (Get in one hour early with this ticket)
Sunday, March 6 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
• Adults (ages 23+): $300 — BUY TICKETS HERE
• Younger Enthusiasts (ages 13-22): $125
• Limited quantity available
CONCOURS AND MORE TICKETS (Includes Early Entrance & a Private Lunch)
Sunday, March 6 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
• $275 per person – BUY TICKETS HERE
• In addition to admission to Saturday’s Cars & Community and Sunday’s Amelia Concours d’Elegance, the Concours and More ticket include:
- Early entrance onto the show field on Sunday, one hour prior to gates opening to the public
- Private lunch inside the Ritz-Carlton on Sunday, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, in the Talbot Ballroom
CLUB AMELIA EVENT TICKET PRICE (Includes Private Services Listed Below)
Sunday, 6 March from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
• $895 per person, must be 21+ and Limited quantity available
BUY TICKETS HERE
In addition to complimentary admission to Saturday’s Cars & Community, the Club Amelia ticket includes admission to the Amelia Concours d’Elegance, as well as the following benefits, available on Sunday only:
- One hour early admission into Sunday’s Concourse
- A limited-edition collectible program and poster
- Enjoy breakfast, lunch, a hosted bar, and afternoon snacks
- Private covered seating upfront in the Awards Presentation booth
- Entrance to private restrooms
- Exclusive preferred parking & decal and credential (mailed to you prior to the event)
**Driving Directions to the Amelia Concours can be found here. (DIRECTIONS)
WHERE TO PARK FOR THE AMILIA CONCOURS?
There is parking available on the fairways of the Amelia Island Golf Club. This parking lot location is the closest parking to the event you will find. It is a short walk to the Concours Main Entrance. There will be signs posted on Fletcher Avenue and Amelia Island Pkwy. The arrows will point to the parking lot entrances. Lots B and Lot C
Lot B Hours
• Saturday and Sunday 6 AM to 8 PM
• Lot C (Driving Range) Hours
– Thursday: 6am to 8pm
– Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 6 to 12am
Located on Bailey Road, to the right at the first roundabout coming from SR200. Parking price includes shuttle to and from the show.
Lot A Hours
• Saturday: 8am to 5pm
• Sunday: 7am to 6pm
Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Northeast Florida’s premier oceanfront resort. Known for its unique natural beauty and warm Southern charm, this luxury resort is home to the award-winning restaurant, Salt, and The Ritz Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, named one of the top spas in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.
Featured amenities include three pools, on-site golf, fitness center, tennis, children’s recreational programs, and 446 guest rooms, each with a private balcony and a view of the Atlantic coastline. For reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at 800-241-3333 or visit them online.
Please contact the concierge desk at (904) 321-5019 to inquire about transportation options and fees.
Parking Cost at the Ritz Carlton
Valet parking only: $35 plus tax per vehicle, per night. Rate is subject to change.
Prohibited Items For All Events
Small purses will be allowed on the show field, but backpacks and tote bags are strongly discouraged unless required for medical or family needs (i.e. diapers, bottles) and are subject to additional screening.