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Cars of Amelia Island Concours De’Elegance

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!

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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  1. Very nice! I love this show. Someday I will get the the Mustang and head out. No way would I be able to enter Big Red, but she would have fun looking at all the classic rides!! Thanks for sharing. I love the videos. Really adds to the site!!

    Mustang Mike

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