The supercharged ‘36 Duesenberg SJN, owned by Helen and Jack Nethercutt of the Nethercutt Collection, took home the prestigious Concours d’Elegance award, one of the most
sought-after trophies in classic car show competition. This beautifully sculpted, apple green, SJ is powered by a 320 horsepower, supercharged 420-inch straight eight. The sporty, Rollston convertible coupe was one of the most powerful open cars of the 1930s and could sprint
from zero to 100 mph in just 17 seconds!
The highly coveted Concours de Sport award was awarded to a ‘68 Ford GT40, owned by the Rocky Mountain Auto Collection. This Ford racecar, #1075, (with a newly constructed, Mirage style, lightweight chassis), won at Le Mans in 1968 and 1969. Its incredible history includes six wins in eleven races! After the car’s racing career, it was put on display at the Indianapolis Speedway Museum, before being returned to private ownership in 1984.
For more information about the Amelia Island Concours, a celebration of the past, present and future of automobiles, please visit http://www.ameliaconcours.org/