The Scoop | Week of February 22

The Scoop | Week of February 22

There are so many notable concours in Florida during these gorgeous winter months, that it’s hard to keep track of them all. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty would especially like to highlight two concurrent events that take place on each end of the Sunshine State from February 29-March 3. The inaugural ModaMiami with auction partners Sotheby’s and RM Sotheby’s hosts its grand entrance into the South Florida market at The Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables, while the 29th annual Amelia Concours d’Elegance along with its weekend’s packed agenda returns to various venues including The Golf Club of Amelia Island and the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Given The Amelia’s economic impact and charitable donations—approximately $30 million annually and $4 million to date, respectively—we can only imagine ModaMiami’s invaluable contributions to the region. Both of these exceptional events add to our markets’ continual improvement. We are so proud to have them.



Located on the showfield at The Biltmore Golf Course, ModaMiami’s Day 1 (March 2, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) displays 150 cars with a centenary tribute to auto design and racing legend Carroll Shelby. Held during the same hours on March 3, Day 2 adds The 100 Club: The Ultimate Supercar Showcase on the 10th fairway. Awards for best of collection and runner-up will also be presented.


RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s has many special gems in store. Its two-day auction (March 1-2) culls more than $80 million in classic cars and hypercars as well as motorcycles and an iconic airplane. Highlights among 125 vehicles spanning 1911 to 2023 include a 1930 Duesenberg Model J coupe convertible and Pininfarina’s 1967 Ferrari 365 California Spyder. Preview the offering on the golf course’s 10th fairway (February 29).



Lovers of Italian food, get ready to mangia. Sotheby’s Financial Services presents Carbone Dinner at ModaMiami (March 1, 7 p.m.). Limited seating is available for Mario Carbone’s cooking with complementary cocktails; formal attire with Florida flair requested. The public is welcome to purchase tickets for Concours de Nuit: A Magical Starlit Celebration’s strolling dinner and entertainment on the showfield (March 2, 7 p.m.).


Sotheby’s Preview & Pop-up

Bring your checkbook to bid on and buy more than luxury vehicles. Sotheby’s Luxury & Style Experiences pops up in The Biltmore’s lobby from February 29-March 3. Preview a selection of rare watches including a 1967 Heuer Carrera Sunray DX and 2020 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept for Sotheby’s Fine Watches auction (February 29-March 12); purchase fine jewelry and designer handbags, and attend masterclasses.


Experiences & Upgrades

Cars will hit the road during the invite-only Moda Drive Experience (February 29) and limited ModaMiami Cruise tour of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove followed by a luncheon (March 1). Casa Tua Club at Moda ticket holders receive special dining, entertainment and access to events such as Magic Hour at Moda’s preview (March 2, 9 a.m.) when entrants make their way to the showfield.
From Mediterranean-Revival architecture to the iconic Biltmore Hotel to lush greenery, the historic Coral Gables neighborhood has so much to offer. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Coral Gables


The Amelia Concours d’Elegance

Sundresses and hats will be out and about on the showfield during the 29th Amelia Concours d’Elegance at The Golf Club of Amelia Island (March 3, 9:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.). The all-day affair features 275 historically significant vehicles representing 35 classes that are competing to bring home a coveted award. Guests can also enjoy upscale concessions, live entertainment, a beer garden, and kids’ zone.



Visit the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for exciting auctions from March 1-2. The Broad Arrow Auction hosts a public preview for more than 100 collector cars dating from the early 20th century to the latest supercars, in preparation for the auction during the afternoon of March 2. Support charity partners by bidding on an array of luxury and auto-related items at The Amelia Silent Auction.



Attend incredible dinners at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Taste a touted sommelier’s picks during The Annual Porsche Winemaker’s Dinner (February 29, 6:30 p.m.), and return for 14-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Rick Hendrick’s Honoree Dinner (March 2, 6:30 p.m.) The Hangar Amelia’s sunset soirée with refreshments, live music and a car exhibition takes over Fernandina Beach’s Bent Wing Flight Services (March 2, 3-6 p.m.)



On March 1, the public is invited to get behind the wheel with a professional driver at the Porsche Driving Experience (must be 21+), or in a classic cruiser for a guided drive of the area (sign up at the Ride & Drive booth); The Amelia’s entrants can join the Eight Flags Road Tour with meals. Race car legend Rick Hendrick shares stories (March 2).
Part of the Sea Island archipelago in the Southeastern U.S., Amelia Island tops many vacationers’ bucket lists. Eight flags have flown over the centuries-old, historic destination, whose quiet beaches and premier resorts such as the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island continue to draw residents and visitors. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Amelia Island

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