Amelia Island Concours gets orphan concept-car class

Even though Pontiac, Oldsmobile, DeSoto and Packard no longer dominate the automobile industry, they have left us with remarkable orphan concept cars. This year at the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, famous vehicles from all these lines will be on display.

“Creating a class of orphan concept cars is the kind of thing we just can’t resist,” said Mark Becker, vice-chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “Amelia’s 20th anniversary Orphan Concept Class shows an industry changing course, almost overnight, from a wartime economy to a new consumer economy that none could have imagined of predicted.

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