The 2010 automobile concours season is upon us. The first significant concours of the year is the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, which will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island (just north of Jacksonville) this weekendMarch 12-14. This event is popular because of the great cars on display plus the fact that it's held at a time when many car enthusiasts (particularly those in the northern climates) are feeling the winter blues. The Amelia Island show attracts great antique and classic automobiles as well as vintage racing cars and some occasional unusual vehicles. In addition to the car show the weekend also features two automobile auctions run by two of the biggest automobile auction companies, RM and Gooding & Company. It'll be interesting to see how these two companies do. The results could be a barometer of the state of the collector car hobby. I've noticed that many of the same high-end collector cars that appear at the Amelia Island concours (and Pebble Beach) often show up at the annual Glenmoor Gathering, held at Glenmoor Country Club in September, which proves, I guess, that you don't have to travel 1,200 miles to see great, rare carsalthough the warm weather and sunshine sure is a bonus.
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