CarCoterie Concours Weekend on Amelia Island with Inaugural Edition of The Hangar
Fête Featured a Curated Collection of more than 100 Rare, Classic Vehicles and Aircraft
Photograhy by Robin Trajano
At The Hangar Amelia’s inaugural event, over 100 automobiles posed in the setting sun on the tarmac alongside vintage aircraft and luxury jets at Fernandina Beach’s Bent Wing Flight Services. Curated and produced by CarCoterie, the early evening aperitivo brought together prolific car collectors and enthusiasts in a rich and meaningful way on the eve of the annual concours on Amelia Island, to launch what founders say will be the first of many automotive events to come.
The soirée featured extremely rare sports and competition cars from the 1950s to present. A few highlights from the curated exhibition include historic aircraft such as a 1938 Lockheed 12A and a 1944 North American P-51D Mustang. Sports and racing vehicles in the lineup include notable cars such as 1955 and 1957 Mercedes 300SLs, a 1965 Porsche 904/6, 1966 Porsche 910 and a 1970 Porsche 917, a pair of 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS, a parade of Shelby 350 GTs lead onto the field by a 1965 Shelby Cobra and three Pagani Huayra.
The spirited party featured live music, fine wines from DAOU Vineyards, and expertly mixed cocktails from High Goal Gin and Cincoro Tequila. Limited tickets were available for purchase, with a portion of sales benefitting Friends of Fernandina Aviation.
The Hangar is a collaboration between Shamin Abas and Jeffrey Einhorn, two of the Co-Founders of the renowned by-invitation classic car event The Bridge, which takes place in Bridgehampton, New York, each September. The duo joined forces to launch their own automotive event production brand, CarCoterie, and promise The Hangar to be an annual event, a party Concours-goers and locals alike can look forward to.
“We were thrilled to bring our community of collectors and enthusiasts together in beautiful Amelia Island for the first time; it was a beautiful day surrounded by friends old and new, all here to enjoy the exhibition,” said Co-Founder Shamin Abas.
Said Jeff Einhorn of the day, “We were pleased to be able to curate an incredible selection of vehicles for The Hangar, celebrating sports and racing cars from the 1950s through the present day, with everything from one-off coach-built creations, vintage European metal, American muscle, FIA approved on-and-off road racers, and new exotics. We are proud to say it was delivered as promised, in other words, a damn fine party.”
Event partners for The Hangar include Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, NetJets, Aston Martin, duPont REGISTRY, Rimac, Czinger Vehicles, Manz Motor Company, DAOU, Pave Motors, Bremont, Nicholas Brawer, Cincoro Tequila, Vantage Auto, High Goal Gin, Teak + Table, Paddock, and PCARMARKET.
Founded in 2022, Shamin Abas and Jeffrey Einhorn launched CarCoterie with a vision of bringing original and distinctive classic car events to their vast network of passionate car collectors and enthusiasts that seek an elevated experience. Together with Robert Rubin, the trio founded The Bridge in 2016, which quickly became one of the nation’s most original and exclusive annual automotive events, named “America’s Most Over-the-Top Classic-Car Exhibition” by Vanity Fair. The headlines speak to the automotive event’s success; Forbes names the event “The Racing World’s Most Exclusive Garden Party,” while Petrolicious calls it “One of America’s Finest Car shows,” and duPont registry says it is “An event in a league of its own.” Building on the overwhelming achievement at The Bridge, The Hangar launches in 2023 as CarCoterie’s inaugural event on Amelia Island, with a second geographic location planned for The Hangar in 2024. For more information, please visit www.carcoterie.com
About Friends of Fernandina Aviation
The goal of FOFA is to promote the understanding of and appreciation for the importance of aviation in the local community through volunteer-staffed programs such as aviation education, orientation and training, youth scholarships, community outreach, and cooperative efforts with other local area, civic- minded non-profits. The organization supports and promotes the continuing improvement, modernization and development of the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, helping to educate the public on the importance of this critical asset for the local community. More information can be found on their website, www.fofaviation.com.