Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2008

Greenwich Concours d'EleganceThe thirteenth annual Greenwich Concours d’ Elegance will be held on June 7th and June 8th at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom, who co-chair the event, plan to include a display of both vintage and contemporary power boats. “We’ll have boats in the water and boattails on land,” they said, referring to the classic automotive speedsters of the 1930s with rear ends shaped like the sharp prow of a boat.

Now acclaimed as one of the top events of its kind in the country, the Greenwich Concours helps benefit Americares, the international relief organization. The event also includes vintage motorcycles and aircraft.

Saturday’s Concours d’Elegance will feature American automobiles from 1900 to present. Sunday’s Concours Europa will feature European/import automobiles from 1900 to present. Many of the cars to be shown each day are rare, limited-production, or one-off vehicles.

In addition, each day there are galleries of automotive art and memorabilia, a book alley, workshops and demonstrations, and fascinating exhibits of exciting new cars which, in the past years, have included Audi of America, Bentley, Aston Martin, Bugatti Maybach, Mercedes-Benz USA, Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, General Motors, Saab Cars USA, Daimler Chrysler Corp., Volvo Cars of North America, Jaguar Cars North America, Land Rover North America, Ferrari, Maserati North America, and Mini USA.

For invitational review by the car selection committee, interested collectors are requested to write/send photos to:

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance
30 Sumner Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone/FAX: (203) 618-0460
E-mail: [email protected]

All accepted entrants will receive a welcome package. Breakfast and lunch are provided for all entrants on the day their car is shown, as well as a sight-seeing boat ride. They also receive commemorative pins, license plate, and poster. Entrants are invited to participate in the Greenwich Grand Tour on Friday June 6th. The tour begins with a buffet luncheon and ends with a reception at a prominent collector’s home. There is a fee for the Grand Tour. Entrants are also invited to attend the Greenwich Concours Dinner Dance on Saturday night, with an orchestra and special guest speakers. There is a fee for the dinner dance.

[Source: Greenwich Concours]