At this year’s event, to be held March 8 through 13, Posey will be guest of honor.
At next year’s, he will be the honored driver, the event’s top award for a distinguished lifetime in motor sports.
While he is nationally known, Posey has other, more local commitments in the world of motoring. He is, for example, a member of the board of directors of Survive the Drive, a Lakeville-based group that works with high school students in the Northeast to emphasize lifesaving skills behind the wheel.
But Posey’s many other interests have included a career as a residential and commercial architect, and avocations ranging from model railroading to his recently awakened interest in drawing and painting the human figure—something he hasn’t done since his student days at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has privately published “Buildings 1975-2010,” and “Paintings & Drawings 1959-2012” will follow shortly.
The Amelia Island concours was founded only in 1996 by Bill Warner, a racing driver and manufacturer of industrial filters. It has quickly come to rival the legendary annual event at Pebble Beach in California as a convocation of great cars and major figures in motor sports. “You see everyone you know there,” says Posey. “You can’t leave the room without having to sign autographs.”
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