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Old 03-16-2010, 10:11 PM
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2010 Amelia Island Concours

Great weekend at Amelia, an automobile extravaganza! Weather was dodgy at first but cleared and the place was packed. Mercedes had a display and daily test drives available at the entrance to the hotel; when we arrived there were a dozen cars arranged for viewing including a 300SL next to the new AMG, which made an interesting comparison. Having already viewed the AMG up close, I still prefer the classic.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:28 PM
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The large private collection of John O'Quinn was a large part of RM's auction list and included some extraordinary autos. The preview tent was just outside our room, and as the cars were rotated (over 140) for viewing it was hard not to keep going back to see what was next. Results were impressive... rather than try to post photos and sales, here's a link: RM AUCTIONS
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:44 PM
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A handful of microcars caught my attention, particularly a BMW 600. Speaking with the owner, a pleasant gentleman from Colorado, we agreed the 600 was undervalued and much rarer than the popular-cute Isetta. We also agreed it would be great if it sold above $30K or so. Sitting next to him when bidding raced off, I gave him a thumbs up when it hit $40,000... he called his wife to give her the good news. And the bidding continued to an amazing $67,500!

We all were astonished, and Dave was damn near giddy. A world record! His very nice little Bianchina did well too. And my old friend's white 850 Abarth surpassed estimate by $30K! Small is IN.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:03 PM
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On the Concours lawn, a veritable feast was presented by organizer Bill Warner. Dream cars included Harley Earl's most famous creation:
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:23 PM
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Behold the diminutive and fascinating turbine-powered Ghia Streamline, which ran well... smelling like a kerosene garage heater.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:40 PM
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And no turbine car display would be complete without THE Firebird!
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:39 AM
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I certainly enjoyed the show once again....could have done without all the wind though...that was the coolest temp I've experienced in the 6-7 times I have attended that show.

Nice pics!
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:37 AM
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Early lots from the RM auction included a 1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London-Edinburgh Tourer, stunning 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy Berlinetta, 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder and the unique 1912 Gobron-Brillie 12 CV Skiff Tourer.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:40 AM
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Great stuff, CSL, what about all the Etceterinis?
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:52 AM
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Activity around the grounds were as interesting to watch as featured events...
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On to the lawn... some random shots, not specifically etceterinis! Perhaps I should have gone by catagory but then would have spent the whole day just taking pictures. Good thing I don't do this for a living...
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Big 40CV...and what on earth is this Offy engined contraption?
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looks like it was a great show again. went there a few years back, and it was great if not a bit overwhelming.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:25 AM
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Two aero specials... from Cars You Never Knew Existed and Forgotten Fiberglass.
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That's Smokey Yunick's 1964 Hurst Shifter Special, Henk. From a time when Indy racers still experimented:
:: 1964 Smokey Yunick Side Car, Hurst Shifter Special ::

"1964 Smokey Yunick Side Car, Hurst Shifter Special
Perhaps the most unusual car ever to compete at Indy, Smokey teamed up with George Hurst to field the Hurst Floor Shift Spl. featuring an outboard driver capsule. In 1964, Yunick showed up at the track with one of the most radical cars ever to enter the 500-mile race. Called the Hurst Floor Shift Special, it featured a catamaran-like layout with the driver placed in a pod adjacent to a second pod containing the engine, front and rear suspension, fuel tank, and radiator. Unfortunately, his driver Bobby Johns—the guy who almost won the Daytona 500 with Smokey’s Pontiac in 1960—had trouble adjusting to the car’s handling characteristics and eventually backed it into the wall during the last day of qualifying."
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