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The 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Photos – The Underslung and Classic Cars


It is time to return with our coverage of some of the three-hundred plus vehicles that were at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Photos of the two Best of Show winners were featured here earlier in the week. More images from some of the best old car photographers in the business are starting to trickle in, and we thought it would be a good time to share more of their work with you.

Early underslung cars were featured this year, and close to a dozen of them were on hand. Examples built by at least two different manufacturers allowed attendees to view this attractive and unique form of a brass era car, which featured large diameter wheels and tires, with the frame mounted below the axles. The photo above and the first six below show four that were in the class. You can see two of the American’s here that were also in the grouping at Amelia in earlier detailed images.

AM2      AM3      AM4

AM5      Am11      AM6

AM8      Am9      AM10

The left and center images above show the silver 1937 Horch 853 Voll and Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, early in the morning; it went on to win the Best of Show Concours d’Elegance award later in the afternoon. Also shown above right and below are samplings of some of the Model “J” Duesenberg’s present.

Look for more photos here soon, and in the meantime you can visit with Alan Gosley of, Nathan Deremer of Deremer Studios and Richard Michael Owen of who shared these photos with us. Learn more at


4 responses to “The 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Photos – The Underslung and Classic Cars

  1. We aren’t that far away, and thought of going but couldn’t make it for the sale on Friday. We’ve watched them on TV, but never gone i person. Looks like it was a wonderful show. Absolutely splendid photos! I can only console myself with thinking the weather was not very good.

  2. David,
    Thanks for including the excellent photo of my American Underslung chassis that was shown the Amelia Island Concours last week. I purchased the car as a mostly complete pile of parts six years ago. With the help of my father and two brothers we have done all of the restoration work with the exception of the finishes.

    The car is a 1914 American Type 644 four passenger touring. The engine is a 6 cylinder 572 cubic inch T head built by Teetor-Hartley. The chassis has a 132 inch wheelbase and four speed transmission. This was known as the “light six” and American also built a bigger six passenger touring.

    As far as I know this was the largest gathering of Americans since the company closed its doors in 1914.



  3. Seldom is anything totally new! What was the first under-slung car either in production or not. To start things off, I have a 1905 under-slung car “Whistling Billy” not in production but made by The White Sewing Machine Company for racing. Steam powered it took four seconds off the World track record for the mile and later took the World 5 mile track record.

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