Seeing the cars on the show field of Amelia Island Concours De’Elegance will take your breath away. Seeing these beautiful works of art start their engines and drive through the crowd is enough to make you act like a school kid!
Seldom have I been as excited at a car show as I was when the first cars started their engines and began to move under their own power. There was the thump of the hand cranked first Cadillac concept car ever built. Then there was Sam Posey’s 1970 Trans Am Challenger race car that made the entire show field shake. The most remarkable was a turbine powered car. I stepped behind it as it passed and the sound and thrust from the exhaust was like a quiet jet aircraft taxing on the runway. Oh, and then there is the Smokey Yunick Indy Car! Arguably, the wildest is the propeller driven car, airplane without wings!
The video below has all this and much more. What is your favorite?
This is not where you want to be standing when this turbine powered machine fires up!