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NASCAR star Jeff Gordon will highlight The Amelia in March

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Dan Scanlan
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WJCT News
A crowd surveys more than 200 cars at The Amelia for 2022.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon will serve as honoree of The Amelia concours d’elegance on the first weekend of March, according to Hagerty, which runs the event.

When the winning stock car driver attends the 28th iteration of the classic car event, he also will be part of a March 4 seminar on his career with another NASCAR Hall of Fame — his former crew chief, Ray Evernham.

Gordon, youngest champion in NASCAR’s modern era, says it is an honor to be recognized at what he calls “an incredible event that blends car culture, car enthusiasts, beautiful cars and high-performance vehicles.”

The weekend culminates with a March 5 showcase of 250 historically significant vehicles on Golf Club of Amelia Island fairways, including race cars that Gordon, third on NASCAR’s all-time win list with 93 victories, raced.

Tickets for the Sunday concours and all other events are available at AmeliaConcours.com.

Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years as a radio, television and print reporter in the Jacksonville area, as well as years of broadcast work in the Northeast. You can reach Dan at dscanlan@wjct.org, (904) 607-2770 or on Twitter at @scanlan_dan.