Ironstone Concours 2021 will feature a new series of Speaker Forums on special topics. This year we will open our inaugural the series with a Classic Car Forum and Race Car Forum. Presentations are free to all guests and will last approximately one hour. Please arrive early as seats will be limited. Come hear interesting and personal stories and insider facts from the experts. Look in your program for times and location.
RANDY EMA WORLD AUTHORITY ON AUBURN, CORD AND DUESENBERG
Known for his meticulous restorations, Randy Ema has garnered eight class wins at Pebble Beach. His fascination with everything Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg goes back to his teen years. In fact, in the restored English Tudor home he shares with his wife, Diana, you’ll find Fred Duesenberg’s Oriental rugs and family china. His office contains some 28,000 engineering drawings from which Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg built parts. Randy’s knowledge of automobile history is virtually encyclopedic. He’s also restored scores of other automobiles, including several Bugattis and a Crane-Simplex. Duesenberg built a total of 481 cars, of which some 378 remain. Randy has seen all but for four of them. However, he really thinks of himself as a historian, an interest fostered by having met many of the men responsible for the cars he loves, including designers Gordon Buehrig, Herb Newport, Phil Wright, Dutch Darrin and Frank Hershey.
KEVIN BUCKLER MULTI-TIME WINNER OF THE 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA AND THE 24 HOURS OF LEMANS
The Racers Group has a long history of success in professional sports car racing, garnering numerous race victories in all major North American sports car series including victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, four wins at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, multiple team and drivers’ championships, as well as the record for the most wins and podiums of any independent GT team in North American sports car racing history. The Racers Group provides preparation and service to street, sports, and race vehicles out of its headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization provides top-level driver training and race support to individuals and teams from all over the world. It also supports arrive-and-drive events plus track-side hospitality services for Porsche, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and others. Built on a tradition of winning, The Racers Group is the premier name in the world of high-performance automotive activities