Collectable, antique autos make their way to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – Car supporters unite and rev up your engines – some of the coolest rides in the country will be on exhibit at the 26th yearly Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Concours d’Elegance Founder and Chairman Bill Warner has owned just about 40 collectable automobiles all over his life span.

His passion for automobiles fueled the environment premiere motoring occasion with a little assist from his quite initial digicam.

“A vehicle is the greatest flexibility. Go in which you want to go, appropriate now, go in which you want to go, do what you want to do. It’s an expression of who you are. If that’s the situation, I have bought a split identity with all the vehicles I have obtained,” stated Warner.

Bill Warner states his obsession with autos begun extremely early in his daily life.

“When I was born. Generally into automobiles. My dad was into boats. My brother was into planes. I was into autos,” stated Warner.

But not just typical cars and trucks, he chases the common and unique products.

“I’ve had a Porsche 911 because 1971. I have experienced it 50 several years and it’s in all probability my favourite,” reported Warner.


26th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
26th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Warner reworked his dreams about vehicles into truth with the enable of a camera and phrases of wisdom from his sister.

“She says that is heading to get you on the other facet of the fence. This means if you had a press move you, we’re heading to be on the other facet of the fence. So I commenced shooting at Daytona in 1959,” mentioned Warner. “Then went off to higher education and back capturing automobile races in 67. And I shot for Sports activities Auto Graphic and Road & Keep track of Magazines up via about 2 a long time in the past.”

What commenced off as a hobby, turned into a 60-yr profession which is now documented in Warner’s newest reserve “The Other Side of the Fence.”

The e-book showcases 6 a long time well worth of motorsport photography, dwelling evidence you ought to always chase your dreams.

“I acquired a rejection letter from Street & Track Magazine that my do the job was not quite Highway & Keep track of. And from 1971 to two many years back I was on the mass head of Street and Observe so the lesson is under no circumstances in no way give up,” explained Warner.


Warner does not just gather vehicles, he loves getting powering the wheel.

“I enjoy racing. I’m continue to racing at 78 yrs previous and the most difficult portion for me now is receiving in and out of the motor vehicle. But other than that, there is anything intoxicating about pace. It is like stealing cookies from a cookie jar,” claimed Warner.

Warner’s lifelong like for automobiles inspiring an occasion wherever far more than 300 uncommon cars and trucks will be on display for other motor vehicle fanatics to take pleasure in.

The proceeds from Warner’s latest e-book will go toward Spina Bifida of Jacksonville, just one of the area charities benefitting from the function.

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