We're celebrating the 60 th anniversary of N.A.R.T., the fabled North American Racing Team, on the weekend of March 9-11, 2018. A full class of N.A.R.T.'s most famous racers will take to the field for the occasion. So here's the deal . . .
     Just tell us why you think the original rectangular N.A.R.T. insignia has just eight stars (later to be replaced by 48 stars and seven stripes). Even Luigi Chinetti, Jr. who was part of the original N.A.R.T. cast, claims he doesn't know. Or forgets.

But we believe, after eavesdropping on the concours field, that our guests are the brightest band of hard core car enthusiasts around and sometimes know more delightfully arcane car lore than we do.
So, email us an explanation or your version of the adoption of the eight-stars on the N.A.R.T. insignia. If one of you is as smart and creative as we think, you'll win a pair of tickets to the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
WARNING: the winner will have his and/or her name and entry posted on our website until April Fool's Day 2018 when we replace it with one of our traditional and occasionally humorous spoof eblasts. 

Judging will be utterly subjective but will take into account creativity, pedantry and maybe even some cynicism.

Please address all entries to . No written entries on paper will be accepted or tolerated.

The official last minute entry deadline is 5:00 PM EST February 2, 2018. The winner will be notified as soon as possible. The winning entry will be made public on February 15, 2018. In the unlikely event of a tie an argument will likely ensue among the staff. All entries become the property of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Foundation and will probably show up in future eblasts and press releases, especially around April first.

A blue and white F1  Ferrari 1512 wearing the original eight-star NART insignia. 53 years ago

About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, "The Amelia" draws over 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show's Foundation has donated over $3.0 million to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Spina Bifida of Jacksonville, The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Shop with Cops, and other deserving charities. In 2013 and 2016 the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance won Octane Magazine's EFG International Historic Motoring Event of the Year award.The 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for March 9-11, 2018. For more information, visit


Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
3016 Mercury Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
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