Motorsport Gems at Amelia Island

The 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is now just days away, and with the extensive entry lists now issued we have taken a closer look at three of the classes with strong motorsports connections. The presented by Reliable Carriers Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance live stream will bring you the all-important judging from noon local time on Sunday March 10 - and these will be some of the cars to watch out for!

Cars of Ickx
Belgian meastro Jacky Ickx is the Honouree of this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and class COI features a range of cars from across his varied career. Certainly one to look for will the be the 1968 Ferrari 312, the car Ickx drove for the factory team in his first full season of Formula One which included a win in the wet in the French Grand Prix at Rouen.

A number of cars reflect his Le Mans success, with two GT40s present and two Porsche 936s from the Porsche Museum. Proving his versatility, the Mercedes-Benz 280GE that Ickx used to win the 1983 Paris-Dakar Rally will also be on show.

Class/Number/Display Name/Year/Make/Model 
COI 217    Miles Collier Collections at The Revs Institute 1966 Ford GT40 #1049Ford GT40
COI 300    Private Collection 1971 Ferrari    312PB
COI 308    John Truslove Race Car Collection 1977 Chevrolet IROC Camaro
COI 317    John Schumann 1968 Ferrari 312 F1
COI 341    Open Road Collection 1968 Ford GT40 #1075
COI 384    Ernie and Margaret Prisbe 1971 Ferrari 312PB
COI 400    Simeone Automotive Foundation 1975 Alfa Romeo T33/TT/12
COI 405    Motorsports Hall of Fame 1977 Lola T333 CS #HU12
COI 442    Porsche Museum 1977 Porsche 936/77
COI 445    Porsche Museum 1981 Porsche  936/81
COI 446    Bonhams  1968 Brabham BT26-3
COI 451    Mercedes-Benz Classic 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280GE Paris-Dakar

Indy Innovation
This category looks a some of the cars that invoke the spirit of innovation that has so often made the Indianapolis 500 race a hot-bed of leading edge design. An early Peugeot racer from The Brumos Collection is a fitting reminder that the French marque won at Indianapolis in 1913, while other pre-war cars include a front-wheel drive Miller from 1926 and a 1934 Cummins Diesel-powered Duisenberg.

Indy roadsters from Kurtis and Watson will bear comparing to the new wave of rear-engined cars, which include the unique Cooper Climax T54 that Jack Brabham raced in 1961, running as high as third before finishing ninth. No car can have been more innovative that the gas-turbine powered Lotus 56 from 1968, though the stunning John Barnard designed Chaparral 2k from 1980 is consider by many a thing of beauty.

II 146 Joseph and Cynny Freeman 1952 Kurtis Kraft 500 A1961 Cooper Climax T54
II 150 Bruce Linsmeyer Collection 1968 Lotus 56
II 185 Bob and Diane McConnell 1963 Watson Indy Roadster
II 263 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum 1934 Duesenberg Cummins Diesel
II 287 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum 1980 Chaparral 2K
II 299 The Henry Ford 1965 Lotus-Ford Type 38
II 347 The Brumos Collection 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix
II 348 The Brumos Collection 1926 Miller 91 Front Drive
II 349 The Brumos Collection 1946 Kurtis Novi Indy Race Car
II 387 Rob Dyson 1961 Cooper Climax T54
II 399 The Charles and Jill Jones Collection 1982 Gurney Eagle
II 436 Team Penske 1994 Penske-Mercedes PC-23

Porsche 962
Porsche’s 1980s prototype gets a class of its own, with a range of cars shooing just how ubiquitous the 962 was through that period of sportswear racing, both in the World Endurance Championship and the hotly-contested IMSA series in the US. The 962 won the Daytona 24 Hours five times, Le Mans twice, and the IMSA crown every season from 1985 to 1989.

The Porsche Museum have sent chassis 001, the first of the 962s, and also present is chassis 101, the first customer car which was sold to Bruce Leven. Also present will be a Dauer Porsche from 1994, a model that was converted for road use by Jochen Dauer before being then raced under the revised GT regulations - giving the model its final Le Mans win.

P 231 The Alegra Collection 1990 Porsche 962-148Porche 962
P 269 Angus Russell 1985 Porsche 962-114
P 290 The Cultivated Collector - Matthew Ivanhoe 1993 Porsche Schuppan C62 CR-006
P 310 Bruce Canepa 1985 Porsche 962-002
P 380 Joe Robillard 1986 Porsche 962-HR3
P 388 Rob Dyson 1984 Porsche 962-101
P 411 Johnny Gray 1987 Porsche 962-108C
P 418 The Swap Shop 1985 Porsche 962-104
P 419 Sprecher Collection 1994 Porsche Dauer 962-LM-GT-003
P 437 Rodrigo Sales 1985 Porsche 962-HR1
P 443 Porsche Museum 1984 Porsche 962-001

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