To mark its two decades of promoting automotive excellence, the 20th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, set for March 13-15, 2015, is reprising its inaugural event by bringing back its first honoree, Sir Stirling Moss. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Moss’ landmark win in the Mille Miglia for Mercedes-Benz—as well as the dual Formula One and Sports Car World Championships claimed by Mercedes that year—the concours will feature a sampling of 20 of Moss’ most famous racecars, and heading that list will be the No. 722 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR that carried him and journalist Denis Jenkinson to victory in Italy.
“We intend to make the 20th anniversary Amelia Concours an unforgettable event,” said Bill Warner, the event’s founder and chairman. “Sir Stirling will be reunited with the 722 on our 20th anniversary field on Sunday morning, March 15. This will be the first time in more than a decade that Sir Stirling will drive 722 in America.”
Moss scored every Mercedes-Benz victory during the 1955 World Sports Car Championship season, beginning with May’s legendary triumph in the epic 1,000-mile lap of Italy. In September, he gave himself a 26th birthday present of victory in the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod, in Ireland, that brought Mercedes-Benz a step closer to the world title, then sealed the championship for Mercedes-Benz with victory in the final round, the brutal Targa Florio.
For complete information about the 20th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and its tribute to Sir Stirling Moss, please visit www.ameliaconcours.org