Amelia Concours Social Media Blitz is on!

This weekend (March 9 & 10), car enthusiasts attending the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance are encouraged to participate in the world’s first Concours d’Elegance Social Media Blitz by posting photos, videos and links to:

This awareness campaign is sponsored by, a non commercial website that promotes the efforts of more than 50 concours events across the US to raise millions of dollars for charitable causes by showcasing outstanding motor vehicles.

Concours participants and spectators have been accused of being as old-fashioned as the cars on display when it comes to using social media. Here’s a chance to reverse that perception:

  1. Visit for social media links.
  2. Take photos and videos with your smart phone.
  3. Post to Facebook and Twitter

Research has shown that the majority of concours d’elegance Facebook and Twitter pages are underutilized. On Facebook, the Hilton Head Concours leads the way with more than 20,375 people liking the page, followed by Pebble Beach with 8784. There’s a group in the 1000-2000 range that includes this weekend’s Amelia Concours d’Elegance, which has 1143 likes. From there, some events are slowly growing an audience, while others just don’t understand the value of social media to promote their causes.

It’s not necessary to have a Facebook account to see what’s happening at the collector car extravaganza in Florida this weekend. Just go to and click on the Facebook or Twitter links.

Contact John Olman at for additional information.