One of the world’s truly great automotive happenings, The Amelia pays equal tribute to cars for the road and the speedway, along with the people who make them notable. Seminars with the luminaries of global motorsport are a standard part of every concours weekend at The Amelia. With next year’s event set for March 2nd through 5th, 2023, The Amelia was looking for a different kind of racing hero to salute, and it settled on Jeff Gordon, the NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee and current vice chairman of Hendrick Motorsports. As the Amelia’s 2023 honoree, Gordon’s seminar will be conducted by another NASCAR hall of famer, the former crew chief and team owner Ray Evernham, a frequent Amelia visitor who, as Gordon’s longtime crew chief, marshaled him to multiple titles in the NASCAR Cup Series.
This image from Hagerty, which now conducts The Amelia, shows the NASCAR legend in his element, figuring out how to make race cars go fast. Besides gorgeous concours cars in multiple categories, The Amelia will also feature a premium sale of desirable automobiles by its new auction partner, Broad Arrow Auctions, which is in the early stages of lining vehicles up for the sale. Gordon joins a long list of racing greats to be designated as The Amelia’s honoree, a list that runs from Roger Penske to the late Sir Stirling Moss.