NASCAR Hall of Famer and Vice Chairman of Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon, will serve as Honoree of The Amelia concours set for March 2-5, 2023, event promoter Hagerty has announced. The weekend’s events will include a Saturday seminar featuring Gordon and NASCAR HoF crew chief Ray Evernham as well as opportunities to meet the legendary driver at Sunday’s concours that will showcase a class of vehicles he drove and won in during his career.
“Jeff embodies the spirit of The Amelia, often referred to as ‘the racer’s concours,’” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “His incredible success on the track has made him a household name, but Jeff is more than a legendary driver. His charitable heart is on display at Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, where he has led the battle to find a cure for childhood cancer for more than two decades.”
Gordon joins a long line of racing royalty honorees including Sir Stirling Moss (1996 & 2015), Richard Petty (2010), Roger Penske (2020) and Chip Ganassi (2022). Gordon’s former crew chief, Ray Evernham, is an Amelia regular. This year he will lead a discussion on Gordon’s incredible career at Saturday’s seminar “Jeff Gordon: The Hendrick Motorsports Years.” It’s an invitation to relive a few of the duo’s greatest moments.
“Ray and I have talked about me attending The Amelia for years,” Gordon said. “It’s an honor to be recognized at such an incredible event that blends car culture, car enthusiasts, beautiful cars and high-performance vehicles. And for us to be able to showcase cars that have been such a huge part of my career will make the weekend that much more memorable for me.”
Hagerty’s multiday car-culture celebration on Florida’s scenic Amelia Island kicks off Thursday, March 2, with the Annual Porsche Winemaker’s Dinner, followed by Friday’s “Corvette at Le Mans” seminar and a movie night featuring the film, “The Quest.”
Saturday’s all-day Cars & Community event includes RADwood, Concours d’Lemons, Youth Zone, Ride & Drives, a Bavarian beer garden and a curated Cars & Caffeine. That evening’s Honoree Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, celebrates Jeff Gordon and features a menu of gourmet food and beverages.
Hagerty has named Broad Arrow Auctions as the host of the official auction of The Amelia, and its inaugural Amelia auction on Saturday will feature exceptional collector cars ranging from pre-War American classics to modern supercars.
On Sunday, The Amelia Concours d’Elegance will showcase 250 historically significant vehicles in 32 classes including Cars of Jeff Gordon, 120th Anniversary of Buick, Supercars Limited Production and Le Mans Winners. Additional featured classes and many more details can be found at AmeliaConcours.com
Now in its 28th year, The Amelia is a multiple award-winning motoring event at The Golf Club of Amelia Island and the island’s premier Ritz-Carlton. Honoring a racing legend and attracting celebrities from across the automotive landscape, The Amelia has donated over $4 million to deserving non-profit and charitable organizations.
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