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Bill Warner

Bill Warner has been around automobiles his entire life. As a teenager he worked at the local VW and imported car dealership. After college he worked for Sports Car Graphic Magazine and Road & Track Magazine. His photographs and writing has appeared in most of the well known automotive magazines and his awards are numerous.  In 1975 Bill ran a Porsche 911 in the infamous Cannonball run and has raced in a Brabham BT-8, a Datsun B210, GT3  cars and many others, winning many awards.  He’s restored numerous vintage automobiles and in 1996 he founded The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance which is one of the top concours events in the world.  In 2002 Bill was awarded the Meguiar’s Automobile Hobby Person of the Year. In 2003 he was inducted into the Road Racing Driver’s Club by Brian Redmond and Bobby Rahal.  He is on the Steering Committee of the LeMay-America’s Automobile Museum and his awards and involvement in the hobby go on, and on, and on. Bill also served for 30 years in the Florida Air National Guard retiring at the rank of Major.

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SUCCESS QUOTE 
“If you can dream it you can do it. Never give up chasing the dream.”
PERSONAL CHALLENGE IN BUSINESS
After his 2003 Amelia Island event was rained out find out what his friends did to help Bill pull through.
AUTOMOTIVE LIFE AH-HA MOMENT 
When Bill founded the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance all his past involvement with cars came together.
FIRST AUTOMOBILE
While driving his 1961 Buick between Charleston and Jacksonville he passed an unmarked Georgia State Trooper who was chasing someone else for speeding…
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Buy what you like.
FAVORITE BOOKS
The Havana Nocturn – T.J. English
The Sugar King of Havana – John Paul Rathbone
Blue Thunder – Thomas Burdick
IF BILL COULD HAVE ONLY ONE COLLECTOR CAR (well maybe 5)
A Ford GT40, Porsche RS60 Spyder, Ferrari Series 1 Cabriolet, Ferrari SWB Berlinetta, Alfa Romeo 2900 by Touring
PARTING ADVICE
Work hard.
HOW TO FIND BILL
You can find Bill at the website Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

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