I am no expert, but I can appreciate a good car when I see one.

This past spring break I had the chance to visit the Concours d’Elegance car show in Amelia Island, Florida, where my parents live. The island’s Concours d’Elegance has been around since 1996 and features restored trucks, race cars and kit cars. Also featured were concept cars from big-name companies, and smaller ones I had never heard of, all with futuristic elements, like endless windows and GPS systems projected onto the windshield.

Looking past the flair of the event (which is aimed toward members of a tax bracket I may never belong to) the warm weather and history of the cars is what made me stay. Each car had a story, and some owners even dressed as if they were in the decade their car was made. The Porsche section was arguably my favorite. Notable models included Boxsters, 911 Turbos and a 1964 Porsche 356 C — all from their respective best years of production.



Madison Spratto is a news editor at the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at news@dailylobo.com or on Twitter @Madi_Spratto.