Born of a Blue Sky: GT40s and More at Amelia

After the success of last year’s look at the GTOs of Amelia Island, it’s little wonder that Justin Lapriore was invited back to Amelia to document this year’s concours. Often in the videos I share, there’s some questionable decisions being made: Uninteresting edits, holding waaaayyy too long on a shot of an empty track, or—perhaps most noticeably—bizarre music selections like contemporary pop music over 1950s race footage. Justin clearly demonstrates that it is possible to make the right decisions. Of course, when the GT40 is a featured marque, there’s little need for more of a soundtrack than that. When the music does kick in several minutes into the piece, it somehow meshes wonderfully with the animalistic power of the cars and the decidedly more refined nature of the event itself.

50 years of GT40. 50 years of Lamborghini. 50 Years of Corvette Stingray. A special tribute to Ducati. I’m glad that Justin was there to let those of us who were foolish enough not to attend tag along.

DISCUSS (10 Comments)

  1. Captain Ned

    Several thoughts, beyond “what a great film”:

    Wonder if the total value on display exceeded $1 billion?

    How do you drive a big-block MK4 GT40 on that grass and not tear it all to hell?

  2. Justin Lapriore

    Hey Ned,
    Those weren’t exactly snow tires they had on there. I’m glad you liked the film. Cheers!

  3. Captain Ned

    More along the lines of grabby race-derived clutches and motors with big torque from way down low.

  4. Mandy Alvarez

    What can I say!
    Thank you
    You are the best

  5. Robert E. Richer

    Oh boy, what a work of art. I can almost smell it!

  6. Skeeters

    Wish I had a better Vimeo down load speed. Your film is automotive art. Is there a DVD of your your work available? Two thumbs up!

  7. Justin Lapriore

    Hey Skeeters,
    Thank you.
    Email me your address and I’ll drop a DVD in the mail.

  8. John Dingivan

    Great film. Amelia was the best ever this year. Your film was a great reminder of all the cars we saw. Keep up the great work.

  9. Justin Lapriore

    Thanks John. I appreciate the support!

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