Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

2009 - David Hobbs

  • 2009 PosterDavid Hobbs, legendary sports car racer and popular SPEED Channel commentator, headlined the 14th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as the honoree.
  • The fabulous and rarely seen "Phantom Corsair” wowed an estimated 15,000 spectators on a perfect spring day on the North Florida coast.
  • RM Auctions posted another strong total with nearly $12 million worth of collector automobiles crossing the block.
  • Front-engine Indy roadsters made a return to Daytona International Speedway for demonstration laps; it was their first appearance at the track in 50 years. The cars also made up a special class on the show field and were part of an entertaining seminar called "The Great Roadster Drivers.”
  • Amelia’s popular seminar series also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the very first United States Grand Prix Formula One race, which was held at Sebring International Raceway.
  • In a different interpretation of what a featured marque is, the elegant creations of famed Southern California coachbuilder Bohman & Schwartz were honored instead of a specific automotive make.