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The Most Interesting Thing From Daytona This Year? The Amelia Concours d’Elegance

Posted by Vicki Smith on March 18th, 2015 at 3:37 pm
Amelia Concours d'Elegance like bikes too

Amelia Concours d’Elegance like bikes too


This year was the 20th Anniversary of “The Amelia”, an elegant, intimate gathering held at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida.  Widely considered to be one of the best car shows in the world, it’s a less know fact that for all of those 20 years the event had included motorcycles, and not in some small way either.  The event organizers love motorcycles and this years turn out of (my best guess) about $4,000,000 worth of Daytona racers (and winners) was a seriously impressive gathering. Scattered on the lawn like “go-fast jelly beans” in colors ranging from that famous Britten blue, Ducati Teal green and Vance and Hines Pinky Purple and yellow, if you looked closely the fairings told the tales of great victories for men like Jarno Saarinan, Dick Mann, Cal Rayborn, Dale Singleton and others.  Shipped from all over the USA –  (Three of the events roughly 17 California entry’s were motorcycles) the line up signified almost 60 years of Daytona high banks wins.

For the full photo gallery (and some videos of the bikes running too)  click HERE