Upcoming Concours d’Elegance on the Greenwich waterfront, showcasing vintage vehicles to antique vans

GREENWICH – The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is planning a major three-day motor show in June, with many one-of-a-kind vehicles on display.

“Sunday’s Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will celebrate examples of the world’s greatest cars,” said Matt Orendac, vice president of Concours Group. “Our goal is to include additional elements that together create a three-day motoring celebration with something for everyone. Providing on-ramps to even more enthusiasts is key to preserving motoring culture for generations. future.

A collection of 140 historically significant vehicles in 18 distinct classes will be on display at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park along the Greenwich seafront. The lineup will include Vignale-Bodied cars, Chrysler Letter Cars that were built with powerful engines as well as cars that are Powered by America – imported vehicles with American transmissions.

The show will also feature vintage cars and “Vintage Pickups”, described by organizers as a growing segment among collector car enthusiasts. It will also feature “Rolling Bones” hot rods and a collection of motorcycles.

Classes in this year’s competition will feature Vignale-bodied cars, including an exhibit from Ferrari. From Italian coachbuilder Alfredo Vignale, the designs range from the conservative to the very radical.

This year’s event will also see the return of Brass Era carriages, which were made from the late 1800s to 1919 and are often referred to as “horseless carriages”.

The event will run from June 3-5.

Motoring events will kick off with the Grand Tour on Friday, June 3. Restricted to Concours entrants, the racetrack runs through “the most beautiful roads in the Greenwich and New York area,” organizers said.

On Saturday, June 4, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park will be transformed into Cars & Community presented by Griot’s Garage, a family celebration of motoring with Concours d’Lemons and RADwood exhibits. A special area for children will be set up, with racing simulators and more.

And it all culminates with the prestigious Greenwich Concours d’Elegance on Sunday 5th June.

The Competition returned to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in 2021 after a two-year hiatus. The Wennerstrom family, which had run the Concours for more than two decades, sold the rights to Hagerty, a Michigan-based company that promotes classic car appreciation and provides specialty insurance.

Judy Stropus, author, driver, entrepreneur and motorsports innovator, will be the grand marshal of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance.

Her work has broken down barriers for women in motorsport. In the early 1970s, when women weren’t allowed to work in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage, Stropus got permission to time and score for Penske Racing.

Stropus literally wrote the book on race timing and scoring: “The STROPUS GUIDE to Auto Race Timing & Scoring: Modern Sports Car Series” is recognized as the standard on the disciplined and cerebral art.

“Judy’s accomplishments are eclipsed only by her incredible spirit,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “She was a key player, often behind the scenes, at the Greenwich Concours for many years. We can’t think of a more fitting occasion to celebrate her inspirational history in motorsport and her lifelong passion for driving.

The Greenwich Motor Show will be the 26th; the Competition was founded in 1996.

Vehicles can be submitted for consideration for entry into the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance by visiting www.greenwichconcours.com/event/enter-vehicle. Tickets can be purchased on the Contest website.

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