Since 1996 the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has grown from a regional concours to an international award winning event on a global scale and is ranked at the top of the worldwide concours constellation.
To celebrate two decades of automotive design and competition excellence the 20th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will reprise the founding Concours of 1996 with the original honoree Sir Stirling Moss. This year marks the 60th anniversary of his record setting victory in the Mille Miglia, his first World Championship Formula 1 victory and the dual World Championships of Mercedes-Benz in the World Sports Car and Formula 1 drivers championships.
In each World Sports Car Championship race he won in 1955 Sir Stirling raced chassis number “0004”, his famous number “722” from the Mille Miglia. Sir Stirling’s final Formula 1 race for Mercedes-Benz came in the1955 Italian Grand Prix racing the elegant W196 streamliner.
Moss’ Monza streamliner was donated to the Indianapolis Speedway Hall of Fame Museum and will, for the first time, join “722” and the open-wheel W196 “slipper” Formula 1 car in the Cars of Stirling Moss class on Sunday March 15, 2015.