Volume 4, Number 1 March 2013  

Greetings from Michigan's winter wonderland, where the anticipation of warm Florida sun and salt air beckon these chilled bones. Which means it is getting closer to Bill Warner's Grand Extravaganz at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida... otherwise know as the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 18 of which AFAS ia an honored and proud participant.

The AFAS exhibit and sale will be sponsored by Mazda. The exhibit will run March 7-9 in the Ritz-Carlton hotel and move outdoors under a tent for the Concours d'Elegance on Sunday 10th. Prominently on display in the AFAS tent will be the all new Mazda6.

Artist listed for appearance are: Ken Eberts, Temecula, CA; Jay Koka, Waterloo, ON and Tony Sikorski, McMurray PA (both recent exhibitors at the Palm Beach Cavallino event); Jack Juratovic, Big Rapids,MI; Charles Maher, Bloomfield Hills, MI (featured artist at the recent Boca Raton Concours); Bill Motta, Newport Beach, CA; Richard Pietruska, Santa Monica, CA; and Bruce Wheeler, Paradise Valley, AZ. David Snyder of Milford, OH will join as Guest Artist. Snyder is recognized for his American muscle and performance car work.

View the Amelia Island show preview:  here

The Concours is featuring the Ford GT40, the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 as well as the 50th anniversary of the Corvette Sting Ray as well as the Lamborghini marque. Look for tributes by the AFAS members of these marques.

Legendary race driver and model railroad maven Sam Posey is this year's Grand Marshall.

It's not too early to remind our readers that the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance planning is underway.

Feedback from last August's show has been very encouraging and positive. The new atmosphere and setting were exciting. We are fine-tuning our new exhibition format and you can expect an even better presentation for 2013...including the new Art Fitzpatrick Art Award.

To recap the AFAS schedule at Amelia Island: Thursday evening, all day Friday and Saturday in the Ritz-Carlton hotel; Sunday on the Concours field in the Mazda tent.

See you there.

Jack Juratovic

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