Celebrate the Porsche 914 at 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance auto show will be held between March 13 and 15th on both the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
The show will honor the classic Porsche 914 sports car. The Porsche 914 was actually the original first mid-engine production from luxury car brand Porsche.
Initially, the Porsche 914 project began as partnership Porsche and Volkswagen. Porsche was searching for an entry-level vehicle to replace the four-cylinder 912. By utilizing the strong production capabilities of Volkswagen, the new Porsche 914 became a reality and commercially viable.
The first 914 prototype showed up in 1968 and was led by Porsche R&D chief Ferdinand Piech, who was the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche.
The 914 was a great success and had strong initial interest from luxury car buyers. it began to outsell the more expensive Porsche 911. Customers appreciated Porsche sticking the luxury car brand’s proud technological heritage and combining it with Porsche dynamics and excellent road handling.
Bill Warner who is both the Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Concours d’Elegance car show was quoted, “Here in north Florida the Porsche 914 found a home and willing customers through the racing exploits of Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood and Brumos Porsche who took the 914/6 GT to victory in the first IMSA GT race in history on the way to winning the first IMSA GT Championship title in 1971.”
The new Porsche 914 became a true race car and solidified itself as the car to beat on the racetrack. The Porsche 914/6 was “giant killer” by winning half the races on IMSA 1971 IMSA GT championship calendar. The 914 beat the best at the time, including the bigger and more powerful Chevy Camaros, Corvettes and Ford Mustangs.
For avid car collectors, the ultimate Porsche 914 prize would be the 914/8. This awesome sports car was equipped with a three-liter flat-eight Porsche racing engine. Only two 914/8’s were ever created and they were for the Porsche family.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance or simply “Amelia” auto show draws over 300 rare vehicles from car collections all around the world. For vintage car enthusiasts, it’s one car show you don’t want to miss.
If you would like to attend the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at The Golf Club of Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in Florida – contact us today. We can help get you tickets and book your entire luxury travel itinerary. Car lovers needs to follow this luxury blog for upcoming car industry news.
Photo Credit: Bill Warner