Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

2002 - Dan Gurney

  • 2002 PosterRacing legend Dan Gurney, one of only two people in history to win in all four categories of auto racing " NASCAR, Indy, F1 and Sports Cars " is the Honorary Chairman.
  • Cadillac is the featured marque and over 50 rare models are on the show field to celebrate the manufacturer's 100th anniversary.
  • The show field features over 250 cars and motorcycles.
  • 2001 Honorary Chairman John Surtees offers for the silent auction one of his racing suits. The first to ever leave his possession, it raises an unprecedented $10,000 by auction's end.
  • Auction records continue as a ride in the Goodyear blimp sells for $7,500 during the live auction at the Mercedes-Benz Gala Dinner. According to Goodyear, it's the most ever offered for a blimp ride prompting the tire maker to add a second ride for auction. It, too, goes for $7,500. The two auctions take a total of five minutes.
  • Attendance for the show skyrockets to an estimated 14,000 spectators, up significantly from the previous year.
  • Foundation Chairman Bill Warner is chosen the "2002 Meguiar's Car Collector Hobby Person of the Year" at a black tie affair at the world-famous Beverly Hills Hotel. The honor is considered the "Oscar" for car collecting.
  • The foundation donates $100,000 to Community Hospice Northeast Florida, increasing the total raised to nearly $1.2 million since 1996.