“There is something heroic about Jacky Ickx,” said Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the event. “When things are at their worst, Ickx is at his best. Grace under pressure doesn’t begin to describe him. He’s a racer whose abilities, reputation and record stand with the greatest of all time.”
Jacksonville, FL — On the 50th anniversary of the first of his six Le Mans victories, Jacky Ickx will serve as special guest at the March 8-10, 2019 Amelia Island Concours.
Although the centerpiece of Ickx’s racing career is his six victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, he’s also the 1967 European Formula 2 Champion and the owner of eight World Championship F1 victories (and three non-championship wins), plus second place in the 1969 and 1970 F1 World Championships.
Ickx scored 37 individual race victories in the World Sports Car Championship and back-to-back WSC championships in 1982 and 1983. In America, he won the 1979 Can-Am Championship, the 1960 Sebring 12 Hours with Jackie Oliver and the 1972 Daytona “24” with Mario Andretti.
The versatile Ickx also logged victory in the 1977 Bathurst 1000 and the 1966 24 Hours of Spa, a class win and second overall in the Nürburgring’s 84-hour Marathon de la Route plus his legendary victory in the brutal 10,000km 1983 Paris-Dakar Rally for Mercedes-Benz.