Amelia or Bust! Road rally takes us from Northeast to northeast Florida

Amelia or Bust Road rally takes us from Northeast to
Amelia or Bust Road rally takes us from Northeast to
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(Editor’s note: During the month of April, the Journal presents a series of stories about vintage rallies and vintage racing. That series begins today with Andy Reid’s article about his participation in the Amelia or Bust road rally. If you have a story about your participation in a vintage rally or race that you’d like to share, please email us at [email protected].)

There are a multitude of driving events for those with collector and classic cars these days — The California Mille, Copperstate 1000, and the Going to the Sun rally to name just a few. But while these are amazing events, they also are expensive, with entry fees starting around $5,000 per car and going up from there to more than twice that figure.

I have been on such rallies and they are, indeed, a lot of fun. But for me, the most fun for the money spent rallies and tours I’ve driven are the lower-cost events. These tend to be much more liberal about the cars you can bring and like some of those cars, they cost a fraction of some of the more expensive events that tend to also attract more expensive vehicles.

The most recent lower-cost rally for me was the pre-pandemic Hagerty Drivers Club Amelia or Bust rally to the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This was a 4-day trek from the Northeast US to the northeast coast of Florida, arriving just in time for the start of festivities there. 

Amelia or Bust
There was snow on the ground as the cars gathered for an early-morning departure

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About Bazie 7889 Articles
I love anything to do with classic cars and vintage cars and I own a few classic cars. I regular attend classic car shows in my spare time.

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