Mar 12 2012

The Black Beast at the Amelia Island 2012 Concours D’Elegance

It was a great time this weekend at one of the best automotive events in the world- the Amelia Island Concours D' Elegance. Over 20,000 car enthusiasts and 300 spectacular cars participated. Here are the Alco Black Beast highlights with photos taken by Roz Kroplick.


Howard Kroplick

The Black Beast drew a crowd when it took its place on the field on Saturday. A Black Beast tradition, future race drivers sat in the racer throughout Sunday's Concours. Corky Coker and his friends stopped by to see the Alco Black Beast. Driving to the grandstand to accept an Amelia Concours award. The Black Beast received the Indianapolis Motor Speedway/Tony Hulman Award "For the Most Historically Significant Race Car". Photo courtesy of Frank Nemzer. The award was presented by Bill Spoerle, the head restoration manager of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame extra special honor. Thanks again to Bill Warner and the Amelia staff for the invitation to participate in this world-class event.

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Mar 18 2012 DON CORIE 11:47 PM



Mar 19 2012 Dennis Mamchur 9:27 AM

Congratulations!  A well deserved award.  I particularly enjoyed seeing how you got the young ones involved.  Everyone in our hobby says that we need to do more of this, but you actually do it, and seem to enjoy it.  Well done.  Dennis Mamchur

Mar 22 2012 Tom 9:22 AM

Excellent. And I need to get down there one of these years to this Concours, always looks great

Mar 27 2012 Chris Osborne 3:16 PM

Congratulations Howard!

Apr 08 2012 Howard Kroplick 4:06 PM

From Janet Guthrie:
“Congratulations on the Amelia Island IMS/Tony Hulman award! I participated in that Concours a year ago, and it certainly is top of the line. Your newsletters continue to be most interesting.”

Best regards,
Janet Guthrie

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