1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet

Greenwich Concours Celebrates 20 Years

The 2016 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 20th anniversary with three days of programs on June 3-5. Concours Americana is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 and Concours International for Sunday, June 5, both 10am to 5pm, at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut.

More than 100 automobiles and motorcycles spanning more than 100 years will be featured each day, including displays of top award-winning cars from the Concours’ first 20 years. The Concours Americana on Saturday will showcase Ford performance cars to mark the 50th anniversary of Ford’s victory at Le Mans and the Concours International on Sunday will feature the BMW marque to honor the company’s 100th anniversary. A Grand Tour of Concours vehicles on Friday, June 3 will culminate in a 4pm parade down Greenwich Avenue.

Mary Wennerstrom has assumed leadership as Event Chairman of the Greenwich Concours after the passing of Bruce Wennerstrom in 2015; Bruce co-founded the Concours with his wife Genia, who passed away in 2011. Leif and Kirk Wennerstrom serve as Vice Chairmen and April and Bria Wennerstrom as Operations Managers. An advisory board lends their expertise with automotive experts Kent Bain, Rupert Banner, Jed Rapoport, Paul Sable, Murray Smith and Rich Taylor as well as Holly Donaldson from AmeriCares and Michael J. Jones, a Greenwich-based automobile enthusiast.

Wayne Carini has been named Grand Marshal for the 2016 Greenwich Concours. A longtime supporter of and Honorary Judge for the Concours, Wayne will film an episode of his Velocity Channel “Chasing Classic Cars” show at the events.

Headlining Saturday’s Concours Americana will be a 1967 Ford Mark IV appearing among a group of Ford performance cars, while a star in Sunday’s Concours International lineup will be a 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet that was displayed on the Pinin Farina stand at the Geneva Car Show. The most custom of all of the 400 Cabriolets, this car is the Greenwich Concours’ 2016 poster and program cover car.

Bonhams will host its ninth annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Auction on Sunday, June 5 starting at 12:00pm. Viewings are on Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am – 12:00pm. A Concours ticket and purchase of a Bonhams sale catalog are required for admission to the Sunday auction. Further details can be found at Bonhams.com/Greenwich.

For further information or to purchase discounted advance tickets, visit GreenwichConcours.com.

[Source: Greenwich Concours; photo: Bearded Mug Media]