Ducati Named "The Amelia's" 2013 Honored Motorcycle
February 5, 2013 - Ducati motorcycles will be the honored motorcycle of the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Ducati is the fourth motorcycle marque to be honored by "The Amelia", with a one-class display on the Concours field of The Golf Club at Summer Beach.
The Italian maker of exotic high performance motorcycle joins former honorees Triumph, BMW and Vincent as "The Amelia's" one-marque motorcycle class for 2013.
A field of 18 rare and significant Ducatis will appear at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on March 10, 2013, led by the seminal "Cucciolo" that, in 1946, began Ducatiís rise to the pinnacle of motorcycle excellence and success.
In 2013, "The Amelia" will feature Ducatis in both corsa (racing) and strada (street) trim. A tribute 1974 Ducati 750SS, nicknamed "Deja Blue", for the 1977 Daytona Super Bike winner, shares "The Amelia's" exclusively Ducati field with a collection of the Italian thoroughbreds.
The display will chronicle a half-century of Ducati history from the seminal "Cucciolo" through the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museumís 1979 Hailwood Isle of Man racer, to famous motor cycle author Vicki Smithís 1997 Ducati 916SPS.
"Ducati is one of those rare machines that, like Ferrari, is capable of stirring the blood of a certain kind of rider" said John Duss, Amelia Concours board member and "The Ameliaís" resident motorcycle expert and historian.
"Ducati has, through excellence and competition, become not only famous, but an aspirational motorcycle."
About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
The 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will be held March 8-10th on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Now in its second decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, "The Amelia" draws nearly 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other.
The show's Foundation has donated over $2 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other charities on Florida's First Coast since its inception in 1996.
The 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for March 8-10, 2013. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org.