The Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance 2011 was held September 17-18 on the grounds of the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Connecticut.
The 2011 edition of the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance saw more than 175 automobiles and motorcycles displayed. Featured classes at the event included vehicles powered by Chrysler Hemi engines; the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type; Isotta Fraschini masterpieces; Classic Car Club of America Grand Classic 100 Point Winners; Historic BMW motorcycles; Porsche; Woodies; Barn Finds and Preservation Vehicles.
The 8th annual event also presented Car and Motorcycle Club Day, Art + Automobilia exhibitors, the Nutmeg Tour for Autism and Toast the Tour Reception, CCCA Grand Classic preview, in addition to playing host to Bonhams’ Motorcars and Automobilia Auction.
The Best of Show (or Grand Prix d’Honneur) for a domestic vehicle went to 1929 Stutz M-8 of Ralph and Adeline Marano, while Best of Show for foreign cars was awarded to the 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Victoria by Henri Chapron of Frank and Milli Ricciardelli.
Photographer Michael DiPleco documented the 2011 Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance, offering the following 225 images that highlight the field of cars that took part in the event.
Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance 2011 – Photo Gallery (click photo for larger picture and description)
Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance 2011 – Senior Award Winners
Grand Prix d’Honneur Foreign – 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B, Frank and Milli Ricciardelli Grand Prix d’Honneur Domestic – 1929 Stutz M-8, Ralph and Adeline Marano
People’s Choice – 1952 Chrysler SWB Ghia Prototype, Michael Schudroff Porsche Cars North America, Significant Porsche – 1964 Porsche 356 SC, Dr. Arthur Ashman Founders’ Automobile – 1951 Bugatti 101C – Mullin Museum Founders’ Automobile – 1907 Packard Model 30, Evert Louwman Founders’ Motorcycle – 1937 Brough Superior, Victor Olson Sports Car Market – Significant Automobile – 1955 OSCA GILCO-OSCA Comirato Speciale, Robert Wilder Motorcycle We’d Like to Ride Home – 1937 BMW R6, John Pavone Automobile We’d Like to Drive Home – 1939 Buick Century, Oscar Davis Art in Design by Automotive Restorations, Inc. – 1973 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, Stewart Jones Ladies’ Choice by Tiffany & Company – 1951 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon, Jim Taylor Most Elegant Open Vehicle by Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, smart of Fairfield – 1934 Duesenberg J Riveria Phaeton, Sonny Abagnale Most Elegant Closed Vehicle by Rubin Worldwide & Gartner – 1967 Lamborghini Miura, Robert Torre Most Exciting Open Vehicle by Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, smart of Fairfield – 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Eckert Scheffler Most Exciting Closed Vehicle – 1962 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, Collier Collection Most Thrilling Open Sports Car by Callari Auto Group – 1954 Jaguar D-Type, Vijay Mallya Most Thrilling Closed Sports Car – 1953 Cunningham C3 Coupe, Stewart McKinney, Jr. & Lucie McKinney Spirit of the Hunt Club – 1934 Duesenberg J Riveria Phaeton, Sonny Abagnale Fabulous Finish by Meguiar’s – 1960 Porsche 365 B Roadster, Steven Harris FIVA Preservation Award – 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, Birdcage, LLC. Hagerty Youth Judges Award – 1965 Sunbeam Tiger, James Lindner Spirit of Pioneer Motoring – 1903 Pierce Stanhope, Myron Schuster Technical Excellence by Automotive Restorations, Inc. – 1934 Hispano-Suiza J-12, Bob & Sandra Bahre Barn Find Automobile by Automotive Restorations, Inc. – 1952 Cunningham C3 Coupe, Leslie Sefried Lockard Barn Find Motorcycle by Automotive Restorations, Inc. – 1917 Harley-Davidson Model J, David Fusiak Most Historically Significant Motorcycle – 1936 Harley-Davidson EL-Knucklehead, Buzz Kanter
Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance 2011 – Class Winners
1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, Richard Hendee
1963 Jaguar E-Type Coupe – Eric Kaufman
1948 Chrysler Town & Country, Drake Darrin
1953 Buick Super 8. John Rolls
1967 Porsche 911S, George Gates
1988 Porsche 959, Robert & Thomas Kurtz
1938 Bugatti Type 57C – Alden Sherman
1921 Brewster Double Enclosed Drive, Frank Wismer
1929 Stutz M8, Ralph Marano, Sr.
1910 Oakland 24 Roadster, Keith Bailey
1930 Cadillac V16 Phaeton, George Holman
1937 Cadillac V16 Coupe, David Kane
1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Joseph Medinosky
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Henry Miller