2019 Enthusiast of the Year
William “Bill” Warner
The Board of Directors is proud to name longtime friend and supporter William Warner, from Jacksonville, FL as our 2019 Enthusiast of the Year.
Bill has been around automobiles his whole life. As a teenager, he worked at the local Volkswagen dealership in the parts department and also drove the delivery truck. On weekends, he worked as a “gopher” for the dealership racing team and became enthralled with motor racing.
He turned his passion for the automobile and racing into a lifetime profession as an acclaimed author, photographer and race car driver. One of Bill’s many crowning achievements came in 1996, when he founded The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance near his home of Jacksonville, Florida.
Bill has elected to have a class of cars that reflect his ‘all time favorites’ (list to follow) at our Concours on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Please join us in honoring him throughout the Concours weekend, July 26-28.