Jacksonville, FL — A 1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible and 1963 Ferrari 250/275P won the Best in Show honors at Saturday’s 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours after a stormy forecast pushed the event forward a day — as it did also in 2017.
This year’s competition drew more than 300 cars and motorcycles into 35 classes to the 10th and 18th fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island.
The Duesenberg, owned by Harry Yeaggy of Cincinnati Ohio, won the Elegance trophy. The car features Murphy roadster-style coachwork that was restyled in period by Bohman & Schwartz of Pasadena, Calif. Styling changes included a lengthened hood, slotted fenders and more modern bumpers.
The Ferrari from the JSL Motorsports Collection in Redwood City, Calif., captured the Sport trophy. Its history includes winning the overall at the 1963 ADAC Nurburgring 1000 with drivers John Surtees and Willy Mairesse, as well as winning the 1964 Sebring 12 Hours with Mike Parkes and Umberto Maglioli. The car also finished second at the 1963 Sebring event and won the first race at Mont Tremblant as a N.A.R.T. entry with Pedro Rodriguez driving. The car was campaigned as a N.A.R.T. entry in 1964 and 1965.