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Amelia Island Concours 2013 – Class Winners and Photos

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance returned to the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Vehicles from around the world participated in this year’s Concours, allowing an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 25,000 to witness the wide array of automotive excellence.

The 18th annual Amelia Concours saw more than 300 cars displayed on the show field, with many coming from the world’s most prominent corporate, public and private collections. As with other top events, the exacting process of selecting cars for the Amelia Concours means that acceptance places an automobile among the finest of its kind. Then the judging process occurs, singling out Best in Class based on originality, authenticity, and appropriate and exceptional preservation or restoration. The exercise ends when the judges choose “Best of Show” from the winners of the respective classes.

Amelia Island was the first Concours to establish two Best in Show awards: Concours d’Elegance and Concours de Sport, which recognize the top traditional vehicle and top sports and racing vehicle, respectively.

The 2013 Amelia Island Concours Best of Show Concours d’Elegance was won by the 1936 Duesenberg SJN owned by Helen and Jack Nethercutt of the Nethercutt Collection. With its convertible coupe body by Rollston and a supercharged, 420 horsepower straight-eight engine, the winning Duesenberg SJN was one of the most powerful and beautiful open cars of the 1930s.

The 1968 Ford GT40 of the Rocky Mountain Auto Collection won Best of Show Concours de Sport. Chassis P/1075 tallied up six wins in only eleven races for the Gulf Oil / J.W. Automotive Engineering team, topped by victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in both 1968 and 1969. It was later displayed at the Indianapolis Speedway Museum to commemorate its racing records, before being returned to private ownership in 1984.

Amelia Island Concours de Sport 2013 – Best in Class Winners

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France
Best in Class Ferrari – 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France, Peter McCoy, Beverly Hills, CA
1961 Lotus Formula Junior,
Best in Class Formula Junior – 1961 Lotus Formula Junior, David George, Cochranville, PA
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato Spider
Best in Class Sports and GT Cars Pre-War – 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato Spider, Steve Adler, New Vernon, NJ
1953 Fiat 8V Vignale Coupe
Best in Class Sports and GT Cars Post War to 1957 – 1953 Fiat 8V Vignale Coupe, Bruce Vanyo, Los Angeles, CA
1958 Pegaso Z-103 Touring Berlinetta
Best in Class Sports and GT Cars 1958 to 1962 – 1958 Pegaso Z-103 Touring Berlinetta, Richard Kocka, Redding, CT
1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
Best in Class Sports and GT Cars 1963 to 1974 – 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, Randall and Kathleen Poliner, Merritt Island, FL
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window ZO6 Big Tank
Best in Class Corvette – 1963 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 Big Tank, Irwin Kroiz, Ambler, PA
1965 Ferrari 250 LM Race Car
Best in Class Cars of Sam Posey – 1965 Ferrari 250LM, Indy Speedway Museum, Indianapolis, IN
1979 BMW M1 BASF Procar
Best in Class BMW – 1979 BMW M1 Procar, Peter and Jennifer Gleeson, Seattle, WA

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  1. I see this guy’s show on Velocity channel……….Like a number of car shows it’s too much about the personalities rather than the cars……..This guy is apparently bothered by his height and must remind us of this way too often……….His cars are often outstanding and he should concentrate on that…………………:)