Amelia Island 2019
The 2019 concours season kicks off with the Amelia Island Concours in early March. The 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance proved to be a spectacle beyond imagination. Matt went down to Amelia this year again and sent back some fabulous sports car photos. Every car there is spectacular as you can imagine, here are several outstanding British Automobiles!
1. 1938 MG TA Tickford. One of only 252 produced during a partnership between Cecil Kimber's Motorcar Company and the coachbuilder Salmons and Sons located on the grounds of the former medieval Tickford Abbey.
2. 1933 MG J2. Owner/restorer Tom Metcalf points out some details to the Judges. Tom is the owner of Safety Fast Restoration and one of the top Pre-War MG specialists in the USA. He purchased this car (in pieces) from Abingdon Spares in New Hampshire in 1990. Kudos to Tom for not only displaying all his hard work at the Concours, but also participating in the driving tour.
3. 1952 Allard J2. The last of 90 J2s produced. This car has race history with Carol Shelby at the wheel. The car is currently owned by Dana Mecum of Mecum Auctions.
4. MGB Roadster. Looking lovely in Primrose Yellow.
5. MG TF 1500. Unusual to see the cars with top down, but side curtains fitted. I think this configuration looks smashing!
6. 1952 Jaguar XK 120 by Barris. Clark Gable bought this car in 1952 and then commissioned subtle custom work by George Barris. This included a custom removable hard top, smooth fenders, rear chrome delete and gold paint.
7. 1954 Swallow Doretti. One of 276 produced. Based on Triumph TR2 mechanicals, the Doretti features a lovely aluminum body made by Panelcraft fitted to a tubular steel frame made by the Swallow Coachbuilding Company.
8. 1959 MGA Twin Cam. Currently owned by songwriter/guitarist John Oates of the rock/soul duo Hall & Oates.
Thank you Matt for this great reporting! Here is a link to lots more photos: