October 18, 2018 - Poster Announcement
The 24 th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Poster Revealed
The official poster of the 24th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
The Amelia is proud to present our official poster for the 24 th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The 2019 event, held March 7-10, 2019, will honor six-time Le Mans winner, Jacky Ickx. To celebrate the 50 th anniversary of Ickx first win at Le Mans and his historic career, The Amelia will present a gathering of vehicles on the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island that “Mr. Le Mans” raced over the years.

The 24 th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance poster, painted by renowned automotive artist Chuck Queener, features a portrait of Jacky Ickx captured during the prime of his racing career. The surrounding vehicles represent key victories for the champion. Starting at one o’clock and moving clockwise, the artwork features the 1983 Mercedes 280 GE that was built to run the Paris–Dakar Rally. Along with co-driver Claude Brasseur, the Mercedes ran the brutal 6,200 mile off-road race between Paris, France and Dakar, Senegal on Africa’s westernmost tip.

In 1979 Ickx would win the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am) series championship behind the wheel of the Haas Racing Lola T333CS-Chevrolet. Ickx would join Mario Andretti to win at Sebring in 1972 in the Ferrari 312 PB.
This year's artwork features Ickx surrounded by six of the vehicles he drove to victory
Jacky Ickx knew how to drive a race car in the rain. His wet weather prowess led to victory at the 1971 Dutch Grand Prix in a perfectly-prepared Ferrari 312 B2. In 1982, as a result of new FIA Group C rules, Porsche would introduce the ground effects 956. The new Rothman’s Porsche would dominate at Le Mans in 1982. Ickx and co-driver Derek Bell would take first followed by Jochen Mass and Vern Shuppan in second and Hurley Haywood, Al Hobert and Jϋrgen Barth in third.

Finally, the pictured 1968 Ford GT-40 chassis number 1075, is arguably one of the most celebrated race cars of all time. The Gulf GT-40 is a two-time Le Mans winner, driven to victory in 1968 by Pedro Rodriguez and Belgian Lucien Bianchi and again in 1969 with our 2019 honoree Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver sharing driver duties.

Chuck Queener’s relationship with The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance dates back to the very beginning, designing the event’s first program in 1996 and every program since. His 2019 artwork represents Queener’s seventh poster for the event. The Amelia would like to honor and thank Chuck for his impeccable vision and implementation.

“Chuck’s creative and technical excellence are evident in everything he does,” said Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of The Amelia. “From our days working together at Road & Track in the 1970’s to the creation of Amelia’s latest poster, Chuck’s attention to detail and inventive storytelling through art is second to none.”

Queener, a graphic designer and illustrator, attended Art Center School (Art Center College of Design) in the mid-1960s. Specializing in publication design, he has held staff positions at Motor Trend, Road & Track, SKI Magazine, Automobile, and was Creative Director at TAM Communications for over 17 years.

Queener’s illustrations have appeared in Automobile, Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Road & Track and many European publications. He has designed numerous award-winning books including: Phil Hill: A Driving Life, Salute to Ferrari by Louis Klemantaski & Jesse Alexander, A Champion’s View by Phil Hill and Ferrari: Stories from Those Who Lived the Legend.

For more information about Chuck Queener and his art, visit http://www.queenerdesign.com/
Tickets for the 24th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance are available online.

Special event tickets, including Thursday's Guardians of Porsche Wine Dinner and Sunday's Club Amelia, are selling quickly.

For more info and to purchase tickets visit, https://www.ameliaconcours.org/shop/tickets
About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
THE AMELIA will be held March 7-10, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island. For the Amelia’s full events schedule, including Saturday’s Cars & Coffee at the Concours and Sunday’s premier Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, visit www.ameliaconcours.org . The show’s Foundation has donated over $3.45 million to Community Hospice & Palliative Care and other charities on Florida’s First Coast since its inception in 1996.

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