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Automotive Traveler Magazine: 2013 03 Amelia Island Concours Page 2

Over the past 17 years Bill Warner, the chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, has built up a world-class event and over that time the event has raised more than $2 million for a variety of local charities. This year the event celebrated 50 years of the Porsche 911, the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray, the Ford GT40, and the Lamborghini marque. It also displayed more than 20 Harry Miller race cars from the golden age of American racing. To the joy of approximately 25,000 spectators who crowded the grounds of the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton Resort and its 10th and 18th fairways, where on Sunday the eclectic collection of cars competed for more than 80 class and corporate awards, the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance cemented its status as the East Coast alternative to Pebble Beach.

Unique to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is its awarding of two Best of Show trophies, one for production cars, the other for racing cars. This year, when the dust settled and all the ballots were counted two cars stood out as the best of the best. The 2013 Best of Show Concours d'Elegance award went to the 1936 Duesenberg SJ (this page) owned by Jack and Helen Nethercutt while the Concours de Sport Best of Show trophy was awarded to the 1968 Ford GT40 (following page) entered by the Rocky Mountain Collection. The Concours de Sport-