The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance isn’t just any car show. It has more in common with an art show than anything else.
“These are works of art. These are rare pieces of automobile history you won’t see anywhere else. Some are only ever driven onto and off of the field,” according to event chairman Mary Wennerstrom, whose mother, Genia, and father-in-law, Bruce, launched the inaugural Greenwich Concours d’Elegance with their family back in 1996. Today, the event is considered one of the best and most prestigious of its kind in the US.
This year, upward of 250 automobile aficionados from around the country will be showing off their timeless mechanical beauties, some of which have odometer readings still in the double digits. That’s the point, though: These classic carriages aren’t everyday driving machines or even Sunday church buggies, according to Wennerstrom.
The first day of the event, Saturday, June 3, will feature pre-WWII and post-WWII domestic cars, with Chasing Classic Cars host Wayne Carini moderating a panel discussion. Sunday focuses solely on pre-WWII and post-WWII International sports, touring, and competition cars — including more than 20 exotic Bugattis from the American Bugatti Club. Both days’ events will feature vintage motorcycles, as well as luxury yachts and racecars. Even contemporary supercars of tomorrow will be on display.
The 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, truly has something for everyone. Besides, when do you get a chance to see a 1954 Jaguar XK120M in person?
For more information, visit www.greenwichconcours.com.