Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

2001 - John Surtees, OBE

  • 2001 PosterJohn Surtees, the only individual in history to win a World Championship on a motorcycle and in a race car, makes a rare U.S. appearance to serve as Honorary Chairman.
  • Pierce-Arrow, the car of choice for such personalities as Babe Ruth, Ginger Rogers and Charlie Chaplin, celebrates its 100th anniversary as the featured marque.
  • Emmy Award-winning actor Edward Herrmann, known for his convincing portrayal of FDR and his recurring role in the hit series, "The Gilmore Girls," agrees to serve as the master of ceremonies for the 2001 show.
  • The show's innovative style and unique themes attract star car collector Ele Chesney and a feature in Fortune magazine.
  • Retail inventory is expanded to include a variety of items; the sale of these items begins several days earlier than usual at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, to accommodate demand.
  • Foundation Chairman Bill Warner is honored with the 2001 Frank W. Sherman Award presented by the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville for exemplary community service.