High Speed Runs with Hurley Haywood Return to Amelia Concours Porsche Driving Experience
JACKSONVILLE, FL - January 26, 2017: The popular Porsche Driving Experience returns on Friday, March 10th as part of the 2017 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance weekend. Also returning are the high speed runs with Le Mans and Daytona winner Hurley Haywood that were such a popular part of the Porsche Driving Experience.
Ron Davis, Porsche Driving Experience Rally Master explains: "Last year the Department of Defense performed construction work on NAS JAX. That prevented us from conducting the high speed runs on the NAS Mayport runways. This year the runway updates are complete and the Porsche high speed runs are back!" So is the autocross where participants drive new Porsches through a fast, high-stress road course.
In addition to the high performance, high speed driving exercises and autocross at NAS Mayport, the 2017 Amelia Concours Porsche Driving Experience will also visit two private local car collections (with a guided tour of each).
The Porsche Driving Experience starts at 7:00 AM at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport and costs $250 for two people in one car. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Additional participants per car may be added for $125 each. All tickets are nonrefundable. A driver and a navigator with minimum ages of 21 are required. Any legally licensed roadworthy passenger vehicle may apply for entry: Porsche ownership is not required. Please visit http://www.ameliaconcours.org.
The 2017 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will be held March 10-12th on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The show's Foundation has donated over $3 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other charities on Florida's First Coast since its inception in 1996. In 2013 and 2016 the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance won Octane Magazine's EFG International Historic Motoring Event of the Year award.
About the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, "Amelia" draws over 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. The 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for March 10 -12, 2017. For more information, please visit the above link or call 904-636-0027.