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The Amelia Island Concours d'elegance - 2018

The Amelia Island Concours d'elegance - 2018

Indianapolis 500
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am
Amelia Island
Florida

For many years now I have been attending the Indy car race in St Pete. It used to be the last week in March so I could often Attend Amelia which is the second week in March as well. Unfortunately, the Indy car race was moved up to the second week in March so I could only attend one event. On Friday 3-9 I attend the Indy car practice and had tickets for Saturday's qualifications.

That Friday night I received an email from National that the Concours had been moved up to Saturday because of the chance of heavy precipitation on Sunday. The email also said MBCA members were welcome in the MBUSA pavilion. Wow, I now had the option of attending two of my favorite events in one weekend. I got up at 6:30 and made the 4-hour drive to Amelia and visited with other MBCA members in the pavilion had a wonderful lunch adult beverages and saw some beautiful cars.

If you have never been to Amelia you have to go but be warned there isn’t anywhere to sit down. It was so nice to be able to sit down and have a nice lunch and drinks courtesy of the club. Another bonus as I got up to leave I saw our regional director Rick Siefert and was able to chat with him as well. Yes, we really are a community and you never know when your membership will pay big dividends. I’m sure many patrons would have gladly paid $100 for what I received for free.

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