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Fairfield County Concours Will Honor Pontiac

1926 Pontiac Two Door Coach Paul JaszczakThe Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance decided, rather than to lament what can’t be changed, instead to celebrate the Pontiac brand in the year of its demise.

The event searched nationwide for two very special cars, the oldest Pontiac still in private ownership as well as the oldest Pontiac which is still with its original owner. The search brought up two significant cars and two very special tales.

The Oldest Pontiac in the United States turns out to be Paul Jaszczak’s 1926 Two-Door Coach, built in the very first months of the Pontiac brand’s existence in 1926. The oldest Pontiac still with the original owner is Ned Sanders’ 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Coupé, which Ned bought as a 33 year old father. Ned is 87 today and his son Gary will bring his car to the concours event in Fairfield County.

Both will enjoy a three-day stay courtesy of United Airlines and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan. Further, both owners will drive their cars in the event’s 50-mile Nutmeg Tour for Autism, leaving Westport on Saturday morning, September 12, 2009 at 9:30am.

The Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance will be held the weekend of September 12-13, 2009 in Westport, Connecticut.

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