Of course, the heart and soul of the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, now celebrating its 25th year, is the high-stakes, high-tension auction scene. But, the conclave's annual Cars & Coffee event presents a chance for show attendees to leisurely blow off steam and view some rare, memory-inducing vintage cars as well as newly minted vehicles destined to become instant classics at the booths of sponsoring automakers like Porsche, Corvette, and McLaren. The vibe is a casual, strolling scene, almost like a local car club show. Except the sheer volume, rareness, and quality of the cars on display is way beyond what you’d see at your local county fairground. Here are some highlights:
0081: The unmistakable rear roof slope of a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4.
0083: Faccia bella! A front side look at a Bertone-designed Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint coupe.
0085: Rare Bavarian bird: An sleek 3.0-liter BMW CS coupe.
0087: Modern classic: Sponsor McLaren’s outstanding Senna supercar is an apt tribute to the legendary Brazilian driver.
0088: Forever elegant: A very clean Mercedes-Benz 280 CE coupe.