Campion’s adulation of antagonism began as a adolescent man in Ireland, as he told of watching rallying greats dispatch accomplished him on the backwoods stages as a adolescent man in Ireland. He started as a roadie for stars like Michael Jackson and the Rolling Stones, as able-bodied as ambience up complete systems for bedrock groups like U2.
He worked with GE, afresh formed Jacksonville-based APR Energy to body agent and gas agent ability plants. As Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance architect and administrator Bill Warner remembers, Campion anon helped back Puerto Rico was devastated in 2017 by Hurricane Maria.
“It was John who supplied architect sets for the survivors of the storm,” Warner said in a canonizing acquaint recently. “He was aboriginal on the scene.”
Campion calm a ample accumulation of antagonism and assemblage cars, including abounding Martini-liveried cars that he showed at 2015’s Amelia Concours, active them there as apparent in the Times-Union video at youtube.com/watch?v=ZKySkpOPovU. He helped actualize CJJ Motorsports to coach Irish aptitude to attempt on the apple stage. And he was a above sponsor of the University of North Florida’s Osprey antagonism team.
His life’s affair was #IrishVikingStrong. The Amelia Island Concours shows some of that in its own accolade video at youtube.com/watch?v=eoWscjpU5YU.
The automotive apple additionally suffered addition accident recently, that of long-time Road & Track anniversary announcer and columnist John Lamm, who died afterwards a continued action with cancer. Bill Warner remembered his acquaintance of added than 40 years who aboriginal met back he additionally formed at the magazine, adage they had abounding blessed moments calm from cutting contest to antagonism calm with Joe Rusz and Bob Akin in a Jack Roush Mercury.
“John was one of the best accomplished men I anytime knew,” Warner said. “He was a photojournalist’s photojournalist. It was difficult to say which he was best at photography or writing. He was the best at both. His abutting accord with Phil Hill was one of legend. Back Road & Track confused to Ann Arbor, John larboard for a abbreviate break at Car and Driver, but to be honest, both magazines larboard us behind. It was a change in automotive journalism we both could not acclimate to.”
Lamm formed with the REVS Institute and its huge accumulating in Naples, and was a longtime adjudicator at the Amelia Concours. Warner said he and Lamm both admired old-time radio, abnormally the ball aggregation of Bob and Ray. Warner concluded his canonizing with a adaptation of Bob and Ray’s show-closing phrase: “Write if you get work, my friend. I am blind by my thumbs until we accommodated again.”
Tickets are now available for the countless of contest at abutting year’s 26th anniversary Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Among the highlights are the March 4 Guardians of Porsche Wine Maker’s Dinner; the March 5 Porsche Active Experience; two seminars on March 5-6; and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance itself from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7.
The Concours takes abode on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club Amelia Island with 2021 honoree Lyn St. James. For added advice and tickets for all events, go to ameliaconcours.org.
Subaru teased its second-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ’s apple premiere in a few weeks with an angel of its 10-spoke advanced caster and fender, still done in camouflage. Some who went to the contempo 2020 Subiefest Apple Record Attempt and Charity Drive got a sneak-peek at the sports coupe, which car magazines say will get some version of Subaru’s 2.4-liter flat-four.
The first-gen BRZ was co-developed with Toyota, its adaptation the Scion FR-S, now renamed the Toyota 86. This is the aboriginal redesign for the BRZ, Toyota accepted to bare its adaptation as well sometime abutting year.