Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

2000 - Brian Redman

  • 2000 PosterBrian Redman, recognized as the most successful sports car racer ever, selected as the Honorary Chairman.
  • The Mercer automobile is the featured marque.
  • Amelia Island Concours founder Bill Warner follows the lead of Pebble Beach, the nation's oldest and largest concours, and establishes the non-profit "Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Foundation." The show's tremendous growth necessitates the move.
  • Warner publicly announces that summer that proceeds for Community Hospice Northeast Florida from all previous concours near $1 million. He adds that all future proceeds will continue to go to benefit this charitable organization.
  • Mercedes-Benz's Regional Manager, Robert Crolic, graciously agrees to relinquish the title of Presenting Sponsor which allows other auto manufacturers to take part in the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Founder and Chairman Bill Warner applauds the move and says that it will allow for more sponsor participation, a broader show and, ultimately, more funds for charity.
  • Show founder and chairman Bill Warner is nominated to the Road Racing Drivers Club.
  • Two full-time staffers " a director and an assistant " are hired to manage the show's growth.