Hagerty has acquired the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the company announced. The move follows Hagerty’s recent acquisitions of other automotive events, including the Concours d’Elegance of America, the California Mille and the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance.
“Our objective is to knit the enthusiast community together in a way that supports and protects the future of car culture,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “Amelia Island is synonymous with concours and motorsports heritage due to the steadfast efforts of Bill Warner and his team. We are incredibly proud to have the opportunity to build upon and scale Bill’s vision.”
Warner, who founded the concours in 1996, will remain as Chairman Emeritus. Hagerty will work with the concours’ existing operational team to expand the annual event.
“When I founded the concours I wanted to infuse the calm, traditional concours environment with the energy of motorsports. We achieved that and raised more than $4 million for charity along the way,” said Warner. “In Hagerty, we have a passionate and highly-skilled team that will bring these themes to a larger audience.”
The 27th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will take place March 3-6, 2022. The 2022 field will host more than 250 significant classic, historically relevant vehicles, organizers said.