The annual International Historic Motoring Awards, in association with EFG International and Octane magazine, announced this week that the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has been named the 2013 Motoring Event of the Year.

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is the third winner of the Motoring Event of the Year Award, which honors automotive celebrations from Australia, Germany, Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom. Finalists in the 2013 events category included the Kensington Palace Centennial Celebration of Aston Martin, the St. James Concours d’Elegance, Schloss Dyck, Pendine Sands VRHA Hot Rod, the Kop Hill Climb, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

“To win amongst such significant events is the culmination of a lifelong dream,” said Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “I can’t think of anything more pleasing than to win this award for the Concours Foundation and to be able to showcase Jacksonville and Florida’s First Coast.”

Founded in 2011, the International Historic Motoring Awards are some of the most coveted honors in the classic car industry. The awards recognize excellence and reward innovation. The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, England was the site of the annual International Historic Motoring Awards banquet.

The 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will be held March 7-9 on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The show’s Foundation has donated over $2.2 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other charities on Florida’s First Coast since its inception in 1996.