The 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance officially opened to the general public at 9:00am on Sunday, March 15th, however preparations began weeks, months, if not years, in advance for many of the entrants.
When the big day finally arrived and the gates opened for entrants at 7:00am, an orderly chaos began as entrants drove their cars onto the field and into their assigned parking spot. (Note: most race cars were driven or towed onto the field the day prior).
During that hectic time, we photographed many cars driving down a narrow, downhill cart path onto the 10th and 18th fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island where the Amelia Concours d’Elegance takes place. We also took pictures of entrants stopping for directions and generally making sure everything was clean and in order when the public and judges arrived.
Fog still dominated the landscape during the early morning, although the sun soon burned through and perfect weather was enjoyed.
Early Morning at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Picture Gallery