Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

2005 - Bobby Allison

  • 2005 PosterThe Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance celebrates its 10th anniversary.
  • NASCAR legend and three-time Daytona 500 winner Bobby Allison selected Chairman.
  • The cars of Alfa Romeo are the featured marque along with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the innovative Chevrolet small block V-8 engine.
  • The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is one of only a few shows chosen by GM for its year-long celebration of the small block V-8.
  • The Amelia is the first show of the season to feature Alfa Romeo.
  • Record crowd of nearly 18,000 attends.
  • Auto Aficionado magazine debuts at the show.
  • George Barris, "King of the Customizers," unveils his "treatment" of the Pontiac GTO.
  • A second Best In Show Award is announced - Concours de Sport - and the award becomes a permanent part of the event.
  • RM Auctions hammers nearly $14 million in sales - the highest Amelia total yet - several cars surpass the $1 million mark.
  • Louis Vuitton selects the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as one of only a handful of Concours in the world to participate in the Louis Vuitton Classic award. Amelia's Best In Show winners join those of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and The Quail - both of California, and the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy to compete for an overall winner.
  • The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Foundation, Inc. donates $100,000 to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida sending the overall total to $1.4 million since the show's start.