The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been running since 1950, and for years, auto enthusiasts in Florida had been begging for a classic car show. In 1996, Bill Warner – a photographer, car collector, and writer for Road & Track – founded the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The show is traditionally held on the second weekend of every March at the Ritz-Carlton, but the first event actually took place on April 6, 1996. That first year there were 163 cars and 2,200 in attendance. Fast forward to 2016, and more than 315 classic cars and motorcycles were displayed with thousands in attendance.