Greenwich Concours D’Elegance: a recap of the car event of the Summer

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The 2017 Greenwich Concours D’Elegance  held on June 3rd and 4th was a wonderful event for the automotive fan.  Since its founding in 1996 by Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom the Greenwich Concours is one of the most important automotive collector events in the country.   The 2017 edition of the Concours was a wonderful weekend filled with great cars in the perfect setting.

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1959 Ford Skyliner with retractable hardtop

Saturday June 3rd featured cars from American manufactures as well as a special display of custom built cars which were very popular with the guests.  Also on the show field were classic motorcycles,  cars used in the actual Cannonball Run race back in the 1970s, and fantastic display of children’s cars.  There was something for everyone.  The setting for the Concours is right on Greenwich Harbor in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park and is the perfect backdrop for the display of fine automobiles.

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A fantastic display of vintage children’s cars including this 1958 Edsel

Custom built cars were recognized this year for the contribution to the hobby.  There were numerous entrants including the show stopping T-Bird custom which attracted a large crowd.  Also present was a hot rod built by Steve Moal and owned by Wayne Carrini of Chasing Classic Cars and was the subject of one of the shows episodes.

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Tango T-Bird by Rick Dore one of the many Custom creations at the concours

Bonhams auction house also runs a wonderful  automobile auction on Sunday in the auction tent, and viewing of the cars is open to the public on Saturday.   On Sunday there were an amazing assortment of vehicles at the auction from a 1973 Volkswagen Thing, to  a Ferrari Dino to a beautiful  1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal.  There were cars in all price ranges and something for everyone in the collecting hobby, not just high end cars.

On Sunday June 4th, the cars on display are from  international manufacturers and it was indeed a fantastic display of British, Italian, French and German cars.  There was also an impressive line up of vintage Bugatti’s on display along the waterfront.  Despite the threat of rain on Sunday, the show field was filled with impressive cars and guests.   The Auction kicked off under the tent at noon and there was a full house of bidders.

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1937 Delahaye roadster

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1964 Ferrari 275 GTB one of the most beautiful sports cars ever made

The Greenwich Concours is not just a car show.  It is an event that celebrates the finest in automobiles.  There are cars on the show field that you have probably never seen outside a magazine or book.  A truly impressive gathering that should not be missed.  Americares is the charity that benefits from the proceeds of the Concours.

The Concours is a yearly event and  one you should put on your calendar for next June.

Greenwich Concours D’Elegance

web:  http://www.greenwichconcours.com

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