Amelia Concours 2013: Special Edition – The 1923 Locomobile

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Ever since this year’s Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, I’ve been wanting to feature this great old car – and well, I’ve finally found the time.  The car in question is an all-original 1923 Locomobile Model 48 Series VIII Sportif.  As you browse through the photos, you may wonder what stood out to me about this fading, weathered and rather bleak looking car.  The paint is faded, the seats are worn and ripped in places, and yet this 90 year old car is a survivor.  You see, the vast majority of the cars at the Concours are pristine – they have either been flawlessly restored or vacuum-sealed from the moment they left the production line or coach maker.  But this Locomobile is different.  Just one look, and you can see this car has a history – a story that encourages investigation.

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And history it has.  Though over 90 years old, it has less that 25,000 original miles and on the RM auction block this spring, sold for $176,000.  To see more details about the vehicle’s history and some great staged photos of the car, feel free to visit the RM website. Want to see more coverage from the 2013 Concours?  Then visit the Concours section of our blog for a large collection of images from the weekend.

As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Deremer Studios Pro Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (DS Photography Wedding & Portrait) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

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Amelia Concours 2013: Shooting for McLaren

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During the Concours weekend, we had the pleasure of providing coverage for not only The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, but also Top Gear (See our coverage here) and the subject of this post, McLaren.  If you follow the automotive world, you know McLaren made a big splash a few years ago with the unveiling of a brand new supercar, the MP4-12C.  McLaren has since launched 10 dealerships throughout key US markets and has quite a head of momentum going in this hard fought market.  And this is where McLaren, the 2013 Amelia Concours, and Deremer Studios intersect.

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For 2013, McLaren ramped up their Amelia Concours presence with a static display and executive test drives both Friday and Saturday, as well as a large show display featuring the venerable McLaren F1 and the new Can-Am spec MP4-12C for Sunday.  The results, at least from my perspective, were rather fantastic.  The McLaren camp was swamped with onlookers and admirers each day, and as you can see from above photo, youngsters were overjoyed at the sight of these stunning cars.  It reminds me of my own love of the McLaren f1 when it came out during the early 90’s.

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As a car guy, this shoot was an especially enjoyable time for me.  All in all, the Concours weekend was a stellar, memorable event!  I encourage you to check it out next year – you will not be disappointed!  As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Amelia Concours 2013: And Now, Without Further Adieu…

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Today was the grand finale for another wonderful weekend at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  The star of this year’s event was the GT40 Class, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ford’s racing icon.  In total, there were 13 of these storied cars, representing each of the evolutions of this legendary racer.   But that’s just where the fun began…

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From one of a kind prototypes and show cars, to automobiles from the fledgling days of automotive innovation over 100 years ago, the Concours has hundreds of cars spanning over a century.  You never know what you’ll see at this show – such as this amazing Space Age inspired car, Fascination (below) – one of only three ever produced. believe it or not, somehow this thing is street legal!

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As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Amelia Concours 2013: All Shouty

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It was another wonderful day at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance with a great open-to-the-public car show including the new C7 Corvette (above), as well as a record breaking RM auction, and lots of luxury test drive opportunities.  The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island was the focal point of the day’s events, housing the standing room only RM auction (below) and several seminars.

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I had the opportunity to meet all sorts of people – from highschoolers to retirees – all with a passion for cars that is downright contagious.  Many shared with me their own car stories which I found simply fascinating – but I’ll leave it at that for now as morning will be coming along quite early, especially with daylight savings time!  Don’t forget – be sure to check back over the next several days for the latest from the Concours.  Enjoy!

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Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Amelia Concours 2013: Morning Glory

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Today marked the first day of the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and we didn’t waste any time getting to business.  The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has officially been invaded by some of the most beautiful and expensive cars you’ll ever see – a veritable feast for the eyes of any petrol-head.   This year, we arrive just before sunrise to photograph the cars with that dramatic dawn lighting, as with the photo above.

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We also spent much of the day with the folks from McLaren, documenting their static display and test drives, but more on that in a coming post.  The star of the show this year is the great Ford GT-40 racers of the 1960s.  Look familiar?  Yes my friends, it is cars like these that inspired the animated cartoon of old, Speed Racer.  I’ve got an early morning tomorrow, so I’ll leaver it here for the time bring.  Be sure to check back over the next several days for the latest from the Concours, and as always, enjoy!

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Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Amelia Concours 2013: The Preview & The BIG News

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On Monday, we were arriving at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a corporate event (post coming soon) when I stumbled upon this little gem – a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT.  This car, along with several others were there for the annual Orange Blossom Tour, put on by Classic Motorsports Magazine.   Around the resort, everything is beginning to take shape, with the RM show tent being erected and the special auction area setup for the big weekend.  As in previous years, we’ll be shooting the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on behalf of the resort.

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And now for the BIG news – McLaren, the British supercar manufacturer of such venerable giants as the F1, and the stunning MP4-12C above, has hired Deremer Studios to cover their display for the Concours.  As a young adult, I was borderline-obsessed with the then new McLaren F1 – the worlds fastest production car with a top speed of 241MPH.  So, having the opportunity to spend the weekend with some of the folks who brought us that car will be rather thrilling.  Stay tuned for some great cars on the blog sometime early next week!

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Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Corvette: In with the New, Memories of the Old

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There’s been some pretty exciting news on the Corvette front this week – namely the unveiling of the long-anticipated C7 Corvette, complete with the comapny’s first 7 speed manual gearbox!   As a tribute to this 60 year old car, I thought I would share our Corvette coverage from the 2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  In 2012, Road & Track featured a selection of one-of-a-kind concept Corvettes, and the event included a Marque Car Road Tour featuring, among others, custom Corvettes.

One of my favorites from the event was the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Scaglietti Coupe (below) which looks a lot more like a Ferrari than a ‘vette.  One of only three, this Corvette has all the underpinnings of that reliable Chevrolet muscle, but the body was designed and manufactured by Sergio Scaglietti of Ferrari fame.  Enjoy!

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P.S.  Top Gear fans – come March, you may find some of Deremer Studios coverage of the 2013 Concours featured on TopGear.com.  We’ve confirmed with the folks at Top Gear that we’ll be sharing our photographic coverage with them for the 2013 Concours!  Pretty exciting stuff!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com