The 1934 Duesenberg J-531 and a 2017 Cadillac DPi-V received the Best In Show award at the 2022 Amelia Concours d’Elegance
1934 Duesenberg J-531 and 2017 Cadillac DPi-VR named Best in Show at 27th Annual Amelia Event
AMELIA ISLAND, FL., March 6, 2022 – A 1934 Duesenberg J-531 and a 2017 Cadillac DPi-VR were crowned winners of this year’s Best in Show on March 6, 2022, at the Amelia Concours d’Elegance, sa 27th annual edition. Event. Marking the inaugural year under Hagerty’s leadership, the 2022 event highlighted innovative activations that complemented the event’s long tradition of showcasing the world’s finest vehicles at the Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz- Carlton, Amelia Island. At the heart of the weekend’s festivities was the celebration of the winner of the 2022 Amelia: accomplished driver and championship race team owner Chip Ganassi.
1934 Duesenberg J-531 2022 Best in Show – Concours d’Elegance
The Best in Show Concours d’Elegance trophy was awarded to a Duesenberg J-531 presented by Harry Yeaggy of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Intended to compete with the most luxurious and powerful cars in the world, the production Duesenberg Js were powered by 420 cubic inch eight-cylinder twin-overhead cam engines and equipped with factory-fitted twin Winfield carburettors. One of the last Duesenbergs produced, this LaGrande convertible coupe could exceed 115 mph and was originally owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post (founder of General Mills, businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and art collector – and the woman most richest in the world). This “Duesie” was used as a summer car on Long Island until 1962. The current owner, Harry Yeaggy, had it restored to original specification.
Cadillac DPi-VR 2017 Best in Show – Sport Contest
A Cadillac DPi exhibited by the Jackson Collection, of Ellicott City, Maryland, won the Best in Show Concours de Sport trophy.
After a 14-year absence, the Cadillac DPi-VR has been specially designed to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This Wayne Taylor Racing Chassis is powered by a normally aspirated 600hp Cadillac 5.5L V-8 engine, race prepared and was the overall winner of the 2018 Petit Le Mans with lead driver Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande and Ryan Hunter Ray. . This was followed by winning the 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona overall with lead driver and two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonzo, Renger van der Zande, Jordon Tayler and Kamui Kobayashi.
Each year, The Amelia brings together a group of cars associated with the honoree. For the 27th, The Amelia brought together eight of the cars Chip Ganassi Racing has raced with throughout its career, including the Dallara that won the 2010 Indianapolis 500 and the Chevrolet Impala that won the 2010 Daytona 500.
Continuing the Amelia’s tradition of celebrating motorsport, the 60th Anniversary race cars from the 24 Hours of Daytona and 70th Anniversary of Sebring were joined on the field by some of the finest examples from the Race Cars Pre-War show. , NASCAR and Gurney Eagle. groups.
Other featured classes included selections from Waterhouse Coachworks highlighting the tiny Custom Coach Builder from Webster, Massachusetts, whose run was halted after just five years thanks to the Great Depression, and the genus Rare Aluminum Porsche Race Car featuring highlight the early competition efforts of the then young sports car manufacturer and included a 1951 Le Mans class winner.
The 1949 aluminum entry 356/2 owned by Cameron Healey and restored by Rod Emory, was one of the first three Porsches to compete in the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans, the oldest endurance race in the world. A class winner at Le Mans, the car set the stage for the longest run of consecutive Sarthe entries that continues to this day.
A 1953 Delahaye 178 4.5-litre, triple-carburetor straight-six helped fill the 1958-1972 Sports and GT Cars class, Amelia’s largest with 22 cars. This example featured bodywork by Henri Chapron of Paris and a four-speed electromechanical transmission that allowed the driver to change gears without using the clutch. The car was on display courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Other highlights of the 2022 show include the celebration of the original Hot Rod, with the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Ford. “belonging to Bruce Meyer. Rick and Elaine Schmidt’s 1924 Lincoln L, with its 90 horsepower, 358 cubic inch L-head V8, helped commemorate Lincoln’s 100th anniversary.
“Congratulations to this year’s Best in Show winners and all the collectors who shared their cars at The Amelia,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “These incredible cars and their owners make the Amelia what it is: one of the most anticipated events on the motoring calendar each year. This was Hagerty’s first time running the show, and we are extremely grateful for the hard work and support of our amazing sponsors, our volunteers who return year after year, the entire automotive community and, of course, Bill Warner. , our President Emeritus. ”
Amelia’s next collection of automotive events will be held March 2-5, 2023.
Click on here for a full list of 2022 winners.
Now in its 27th year, the Amelia is a multi-award-winning automotive event taking place March 2-5, 2023 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Luxury shopping, auctions, new vehicle reveals and experiential drives, exclusive gatherings and entertaining seminars surround Saturday’s Cars & Community and Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance. Each year, the Amelia honors a racing legend and attracts celebrities from across the automotive landscape. The Amelia Concours d’Elegance has donated over $4 million to deserving charities.
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