Orange Blossom Tour FAQ

 

WHAT'S THE SCHEDULE LIKE? We start each tour
with a welcome reception. Then it’s four laid-back,
fun-filled days of driving and sightseeing. We aim
to be on the road by 9 o’clock each morning and
back to the hotel before 5:00 pm.

WHERE? The Classic Motorsports Orange Blossom
Tour will depart Amelia Island, Florida, and end
up back on the Island, just in time for Concours
activities. We’ll experience some of the most
picturesque paved roads Florida has to offer. You’ll
visit Florida’s best hidden tourist venues. This will be
a real insider’s look at historic Florida.
 

HOW DO I ENTER? To reserve your spot,
just download and fill out this form.

Once the form is filled out, you can return it by
email to rick@classicmotorsports.com or mail it
back to the address below.

Orange Blossom Tour Registration
915 Ridgewood Ave
Holly Hill, FL 32117

 

ACCOMMODATIONS & MENU? The majority of
our overnight accommodations will be at historical
locations. With the exception of one dinner, all meals
are inclusive and part of the tour. Our menus will vary
from traditional Florida cracker fare to world class,
plated dinners.
 

WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE? The early-bird
discount price of $4495 applies only if we receive your
entry and deposit of $1665 by October 1, 2017.
After that date, the entry fee will be $4995. Entry deadline
is February 1, 2018, and the remaining balance will be will
be charged to your credit card on file. For those of you paying
by check, please make sure we receive it by February 1, 2018.
Cancelations within 60 days before the start date forfeit the
deposit. Cancellations within 45 days of the start date
forfeit half the total amount. Cancellations within
 7 days of the start date forfeit the total amount.
 

WHAT IF I WANT TO TRAVEL ALONE OR
TRAVEL WITH MY CHILD OR FRIEND?
While the majority of entrants have been couples between
45 and 85 years old, some entrants have decided to
bring a friend or family member. We welcome guests
who are high-school age or older. Have three or more
people in your car? Want separate hotel rooms? Please
feel free to contact Rick Goolsby for additional pricing. 

WHAT KIND OF GROUP DO YOU ATTRACT? 
Our events attract those who like adventure, camaraderie
and classic sports cars. We get a lot of newly retired
couples who are still young at heart. We’ve also
had several entrants who brought their son or daughter.
Some participants can afford to do several of
these tours per year. For others, it’s a bucket-list outing. 
Our staff works to make everyone feel welcome. 

IS THIS THING ALL CARS, ALL THE TIME?
Absolutely not! While we love cars, we understand
that other interests exist. Our schedule balances automotive
attractions with stops that take in natural beauty and local history.
After each tour, we hear the same thing:
Participants are pleasantly surprised by the mix. 

WHAT IS THE DRIVING STYLE? 
We send out cars at around 9 o’clock each morning.
You can leave early, take off late, or run on your own.
At the start of each tour, entrants receive a very detailed
route book. If you’d rather not navigate, you can follow
your hosts. We will have mechanics running sweep with a
trailer in case anyone breaks down. While we cannot
condone speeding, we have purposely chosen roads that are
winding, scenic and free of traffic. 

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO NAVIGATE? 
While we purposely design our route book so that it’s
welcoming for novices, we understand that not every
co-driver wants to be a navigator. A lead car plus a chase
vehicle make the route easy to follow. 

WHAT CARS ARE ELIGIBLE?
Our tours are open to all classic, sports, exotic, racing
and GT cars built before 1979. Modern sports and exotics,
from Miatas to Maseratis, are also welcome. And, yes, if your
car breaks at the last minute and you need to change horses,
you are still welcome to bring it. 

IS ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE PROVIDED? 
The Classic Motorsports support vehicle will follow
the entire tour. Thanks to Chubb Classic Car Insurance,
that support vehicle is equipped with tools and expert
mechanics. This mechanical assistance and support is
provided to all entrants at no additional charge. If repairs
can’t be made on the side of the road, we’ll handle the
towing and loan you a new BMW until your car rejoins the tour.

WHAT ABOUT MY LUGGAGE? 
We can transport your luggage so that you don’t have to worry about it. 

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE? 
The dress code for all of our tours is resort casual. 

WHAT PAPERWORK IS REQUIRED?
All drivers must have a valid driver’s license, whether
domestic or foreign. All vehicles must be registered and
insured or carry an appropriate dealer or transporter tag.
There will also be a Hold Harmless Agreement and an In
Case of Emergency contact form provided. These forms
must be filled out and signed before the tour begins. 

WHAT ARE THE LOCAL AIRPORTS? 
For our Orange Blossom Tour, Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
is the closest commercial airport to Amelia Island.
For our Smoky Mountain Tour, the Greenville-Spartanburg
International Airport (GSP) is located just minutes away from
the tour’s start and finish points. If you need a ride from the
airport on the day the tour starts, we can provide one at no additional cost. 

HOW CAN I TRANSPORT MY CAR TO YOUR EVENT?
Reliable Carriers is our preferred provider. Give them a
call at (800) 521-6393. Some entrants tow their own cars,
and we provide safe storage areas for their trailers.
And, of course, some entrants simply drive their cars to and from our tours.

CAN YOU GET US A DEAL ON TICKETS FOR THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS?
Even though the Orange Blossom Tour ends
before the concours weekend, our tour participants
can opt to purchase a special VIP package to the event:
For a discounted rate of $225 per person, you’ll receive
VIP parking plus entry to the show field an hour earlier
than non-VIPs. Think about how much more you’ll be able
to see before the crowds arrive.