Classic and rare cars on display at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Classics, one-of-a-kind beauties and rare finds are all on display this weekend at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Hundreds of cars will line the fairway and grounds of the Ritz-Carlton hotel this weekend.

The Concours is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Rare cars from around the world will be on display either for show or to buy.

A 2003 Enzo Ferrari may bring $3 million at auction.

Concours founder and car guru Bill Warner says the show generates an economic impact of over $27 million to the area.

Four million dollars has also been donated to charities from ticket sales.

“With the money raised over the years, Community Hospice has been able to build a hospice in Fernandina," said Warner.

Rock legend John Oates, of "Hall and Oates" fame, is a big Concours supporter.

This year, he donated his race car and the proceeds from its sale will go to charity.

Journalists and car enthusiasts from around the world will attend the show.

This year, with Coronavirus fears, event organizers are taking extra precautions.

“We are encouraging people if they don’t feel well to stay home. We bought thousands of dollars of hand sanitizer stations. They’ll be at the food court and on the field,” said Warner.

Much of the event is outdoors and the weather is expected to shine just like the rare cars for everyone to see.

The Concours main event is Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton.

Tickets are $150, and much of the proceeds go charity.

A free event with 450 cars from clubs across our area will also be held on Saturday also at the Ritz-Carlton. Go to ameliaconcours.com for more information.