This was my first time attending the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in perhaps 15 years. I have to say I was amazed at the size of the crowds. They were overwhelmingly large in comparison to such events as Cavallino I attended earlier in the year. As such, rather less to my taste. But this day I got a unique treat courtesy of a dear friend of mine, that being relatively little of the day spent photographing cars, but instead time spent photographing her. I only wish some more of the photos I took came out, and that I had better photographic skill….sadly too many in number did not do justice to the subject and were discarded. Fortunately, enough in my opinion did come out to make the event quite memorable. Granted a few “just cars” got thrown in to the mix, but they weren’t the highlight at all. At least not to me.
Aermacchi (shortened from the Italian, Aeronautica Macchi) began life shortly before WWI as a producer of light aircraft, specializing in seaplanes. One of these models, the M.C. 72, set a world velocity record for seaplanes which stands to this day. Powered by a unique supercharged Fiat V-24 engine, it brought the small company great publicity […]