The 2017 Amelia Island Tour took place on Friday, March 10, beginning at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and ending in downtown Fernandina Beach. The annual scenic trip around the coastal roads of northeast Florida was open to vehicles participating in the 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
This year, more than 30 historic automobiles took off from Amelia Island to travel the scenic roads of the region on this year’s Eight Flags Tour. With the name “Eight Flags”, the Tour celebrates the unique fact that the flags of eight nations have flown over Amelia since 1562, the only municipality in the United States to have flown so many national flags.
Among the interesting and notable entrants to the 2017 Amelia Tour were a Jaguar D-Type; AC Ace Bristol; Ford GT40 Mk I; Shelby Cobra 427; Mercedes-Benz 540K; Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing; Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7; Maserati 3500 GT Spider Vignale; Cisitalia 1100 Columbo Sport Corsa and Iso Grifo; among others.
Similar to 2016 and in addition to our Concours gallery, Sports Car Digest has also documented the 2017 Amelia Island “Eight Flags” road course with the following selection of photos from the annual scenic trip around the coastal roads of Northeast Florida .
Amelia Island Tour 2017 – Photo Gallery (photos: Mark Coughlin, sports car summary)
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