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Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance 2011 – Photo Gallery

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)

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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

E-Type Jaguar
1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, Richard Hendee
1963 Jaguar E-Type Coupe – Eric Kaufman

Woodies
1948 Chrysler Town & Country, Drake Darrin
1953 Buick Super 8. John Rolls

Porsche
1967 Porsche 911S, George Gates
1988 Porsche 959, Robert & Thomas Kurtz

Pre-War Preservation
1938 Bugatti Type 57C – Alden Sherman
1921 Brewster Double Enclosed Drive, Frank Wismer

Pre-War 1900-1929
1929 Stutz M8, Ralph Marano, Sr.
1910 Oakland 24 Roadster, Keith Bailey

Pre-War 1930-1941
1930 Cadillac V16 Phaeton, George Holman
1937 Cadillac V16 Coupe, David Kane

Post-War 1946-1959
1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Joseph Medinosky
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Henry Miller

Post-War 1960-1966
1965 Shelby GT350, Mathew deGarmo
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale, Wicker Francis

Post-War 1967-1979
1969 Pontiac Firebird 400, David Brady
1967 MG B, Joseph Bevilacqua

Post-War 1980-2012
2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, Stuart Sherman
1984 Aston Martin Lagonda, Norman Pollack

[Source: Fairfield Concours; photo credit: Michael DiPleco]

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  1. My, oh my…what stunning pictures from Fairfield. I was fortunate enough to attend this year and these pictures certainly do the fine event justice. Great work.

  2. I’m a long time watcher, but this is the first time I’ve been moved enough to comment. Wonderful photos Michael. I take great pleasure in reading Sports Car Digest. Thank you

  3. Great event…Aside from all the classics there was a 67 GTO …. Wow the finest I have ever seen …it was a Royal Bobcat … WHAT A CAR …

  4. Michael, stunning shots! Considering the level of competition, we were THRILLED to take Second Place in the Peer Judging Class 1991-2012 with the RUF BUG. It’s really gratifying to see how warmly this project’s been received. Now, looking for a buyer!! A complete build history and contact information can be found by visiting the website above. http://www.rufbug.com