Each June there is a special gathering in Greenwich Ct of automotive enthusiasts, collectors and experts to attend the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. At this yearly event, the automotive faithful witnessed a finely curated collection of unique automobiles. The passion of the owners, judges, attendees and the organizers was evident in Greenwich this past weekend.
On Sunday June 4th the waterside show field was filled with classic cars featuring a number of different classes. Among the classes were Post War Alfa Romeo, Beach Cars, The Class of ’63, East Coast Coachbuilders, Ghia Concepts (cars hand built by Ghia of Italy), Historic Hot Rods, Muscle Cars (in high impact colors), Motorcycles, Woodie Wagons, Super cars and more.
There were cars for every taste and interest. On Sunday as on Saturday, Wayne Carini, restorer, collector and star of the tv program “Chasing Classic Cars” walked guests through some of his collection of cars that were displayed waterside. Wayne was also the Grand Marshall of the Concours.
Being invited to a Concours to show your vehicle is an honor, but to win best in show is quite the achievement. Saturday’s Concours de Sport Winner of the best in show was The 1965 Ford GT40 Mk I owned by Benjamin Levy.
On Sunday the best of show winner at Concours d’Elegance wasthe 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B owned by Lawrence Auriana. The judges must have had a challenging time choosing with all the amazing and unique cars on the show field.
The concours this year also featured a section with several food trucks and a bar truck which seemed to be a big hit with the guests. Attendees could also upgrade their experience and have access to Club Greenwich where they could dine in a beautiful pavilion overlooking the harbor and the winners platform.
In the parking lot across the street the electric car company Lucid was giving free test drives. Hagerty Ride and Drive was also there with several classic cars and one modern Porsche for guests to test drive through the streets of Greenwich. I was thrilled to drive a classic 1967 Pontiac GTO. It is this kind of experience provided by Hagerty Events and the Greenwich Concours which set this event apart from other car shows.
If your interested in other Concours and car events presented by Hagerty, you should consider joining the Hagerty Drivers Club. I have circled my calendar for the next Concours. It should be another great weekend.
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