Orange Blossom Tour
Mar 15 - Mar 19 at Amelia Island, FL
Start: March 15, 2010, End: March 19, 2010
Amelia Island FL
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First Ever Orange Blossom Tour a Total Success
The weather looked a bit iffy, but it held off long enough making the first ever Orange Blossom Tour a complete success. The tour began traveling from Amelia Island the morning after the famed concours event of the same name, and ended in Sebring five days later, just in time for the famous 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race. By all accounts, this tour for classic cars was a lot of fun.
Hosted by the staff of Classic Motorsports, this tour featured cars from as far away as California and raised nearly $2000 for the Amelia Island Foundation to benefit Hospice.
Sponsored by Bridgestone Tire, Mazda and Heacock Classic Insurance, drivers averaged about 150 miles per day for five days. Throughout the course of the event there were only two minor mechanical difficulties, and they were easily remedied by Classic Motorsports staff members.
Popular stops included the Brumos Porsche Collection, an eco-tour on the Dora Cannel, and the Castillo de San Marcos fort. Hot laps on the high banks at Daytona in their own car was also a highlight for most participants.
Evenings were no time to slow down, as Peter Brock entertained entrants one evening with his exploits at Shelby, General Motors and BRE Racing. Bill Warner of Amelia Island Concours fame had entrants laughing another night with tales of the first Cannonball event.
Special guests included Group 44 legends Bob Tullius and Lanky Foushee, head of GM design Wayne Cherry and drag racing legend Don Garlits.
When it was all said and done, tour participants drove their classic cars over 800 miles of old Florida and had a great time doing it. Unseasonably cool temperatures guaranteed neither cars nor participants ran hot during this unique event.
Amelia Island, FL