Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – Saturday

June 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Longtime Greenwich, CT residents Genia and Bruce Wennerstrom founded the Greenwich Concours in 1996.  The couple were avid car enthusiasts and collectors and presided over the Chowder Society, a well-known NYC group that gathers monthly for car-centric lunch meetings. From this, the Greenwich Concours was born.

Genia passed away in 2011 and Bruce in 2015, however their children and extended family carry on the torch, obviously with love and like-wise passion.  The format is a weekend in June that consists of two separate events. Saturday’s Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Americana features pre-WWII and post-WWII domestic cars. This year included a new class on Saturday; The Contemporary Super Car (none of which were domestic, but all of which were, well, super). Sunday’s Greenwich Concours International emphasizes pre- and post-WWII European sports, touring, and competition cars and motorcycles.

AmeriCares, an emergency response and global health organization, is the charitable beneficiary. Bonham’s returned for its ninth annual motorcars auction.  Saturday’s weather was beautiful, verging on hot. Saturday night the DuPont Registry hosted a delicious filet mignon dinner and a silent auction at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, complete with yachts in the harbor out front. Sunday’s weather was overcast, and the heavy rain held out until noon, just in time for the auction tents.

Overall, this is a wonderful Concours, and worth attending both days. Kudos to Event Chair Mary Wennerstrom and her team.

Let’s first take a look at…

Greenwich Concours Americana – Saturday

Wayne Carini's 1920 Ford Model T House Car - greenwich concours

Wayne Carini’s 1920 Ford Model T House Car

 

blue 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Camper - greenwich concours

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Camper

 

black wood 1964 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon - greenwich concours

1964 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

 

green 1949 Willys Overland Jeepster - greenwich concours

1949 Willys Overland Jeepster

 

blue wood 1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Station Wagon - greenwich concours

1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Station Wagon

 

red 1955 Pontiac Safari Station Wagon - greenwich concours

1955 Pontiac Safari Station Wagon

 

green 1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL Ranchero - greenwich concours

1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL Ranchero

 

red 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS and maroon 1947 Cisitalia 202 - greenwich concours

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS and 1947 Cisitalia 202 from my talented friends at Automotive Restoration Inc (ARI) in CT

 

red corvettes - greenwich concours

Corvette row

 

sun orange 2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato - greenwich concours

2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato

zagato deck lid - greenwich

The interior details of the Zagato are spectacular. Here is a stitched ‘Z’ on the deck lid

 

black 2013 McLaren MP4-12C - greenwich concours

2013 McLaren MP4-12C

 

black 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 Black Series - greenwich concours

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 Black Series

 

yellow 1972 De Tomaso Pantera - greenwich concours

1972 De Tomaso Pantera

 

silver porsche Carrera GT - greenwich concours

silver porsche Carrera GT - greenwich concours

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

 

black 2012 Audi R8 GT Coupe - greenwich concours

2012 Audi R8 GT Coupe

 

blue/white 1965 427 Cobra - greenwich concours

1965 427 Cobra

 

red 1965 Sensuale Super Spyder - greenwich concours

1965 Sensuale Super Spyder

 

red 1968 De Tomaso Mangusta Two-door Coupe - greenwich concours

1968 De Tomaso Mangusta Two-door Coupe

 

black 2014 McLaren P1 - greenwich concours

2014 McLaren P1

 

maroon 2014 Pagani Huayra - greenwich concours

2014 Pagani Huayra

 

white/blue 2005 Maserati MC12 - greenwich concours

2005 Maserati MC12; 25 cars were produced in 2004, another 25 in 2005

white/blue 2005 Maserati MC12 - greenwich concours

white/blue 2005 Maserati MC12 - greenwich concours

white/blue 2005 Maserati MC12 - greenwich concours

white/blue 2005 Maserati MC12 - greenwich concours

Carefully removing the top

 

red 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato - greenwich conccours

1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato

 

porsche 918 - greenwich concours

Porsche 918

 

 super car class - greenwich concours

Some of the super car class

 

1892-1898 Victorian Bicycles - greenwich concours

1892-1898 Victorian Bicycles

 

blue 1929 duPont Model G - greenwich concours

1929 duPont Model G

 

black 1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 Limosine - greenwich concours

1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 Limousine

 

red 1957 Dual-Ghia D-500 - greenwich concours

1957 Dual-Ghia D-500

 

green 1952 Chrysler Ghia SWB Prototype - greenwich concours

1952 Chrysler Ghia SWB Prototype

 

white 1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet - greenwich concours

1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet

 

teal blue 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Rondine Coupe - greenwich concours

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Rondine coupe, a one-off by Pininfarina

 

white 1910 American Underslung Traveler Toy Tonneau - greenwich concours

1910 American Underslung Traveler Toy Tonneau

 

sherbert 1954 Packard Panther - greenwich concours

1954 Packard Panther, a concept car that took Best in Show at Greenwich Concours Americana in 2012

 

green 1926 Kissel 8-75 - greenwich concours

1926 Kissel 8-75

 

beige 1923 Detroit Electric 97B - greenwich concours

1923 Detroit Electric 97B

 

yellow 1907 Packard Model 30 - greenwich concours

1907 Packard Model 30

 

1921 Stutz Bearcat - greenwich concours

1921 Stutz Bearcat

 

white 1928 duPont Model E - greenwich concours

1928 duPont Model E

 

green 1929 LaSalle Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton - greenwich concours

1929 LaSalle Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

 

1928 Locomobile 8-80 - greenwich concours

1928 Locomobile 8-80

 

green 1910 Rambler 55 - greenwich concours

1910 Rambler 55

 

black 1910 Rambler 55 - greenwich concours

1910 Anderson B Motor Buggy

 

maroon 1914 Pierce-Arrow 38 - greenwich concours

1914 Pierce-Arrow 38

 

1916 Harley Davidson 17-8 Valve - greenwich concours

1916 Harley Davidson 17-8 Valve

 

1914 Harley Davidson Model K - greenwich concours

1914 Harley Davidson Model K

 

tan 1938 Cadillac Series 90 (V16) - greenwich concours

1938 Cadillac Series 90 (V16)

 

red 1941 Packard 180 LeBaron Sport - greenwich concours

1941 Packard 180 LeBaron Sport

 

black 1936 Packard 1401- greenwich concours

1936 Packard 1401

 

red 1932 Studebaker President - greenwich concours

1932 Studebaker President, one of two known to exist, took Best in Show

 

black 1934 Packard 1108 - greenwich concours

1934 Packard 1108 Dual Cowl Phaeton

 

blue 1938 Lincoln Model K LeBaron - greenwich concours

1938 Lincoln Model K LeBaron

 

green 1934 Pierce Arrow 840 A - greenwich concours

1934 Pierce Arrow 840 A Convertible Sedan

 

blue 1936 Cord 810 Convertible Phaeton - greenwich concours

1936 Cord 810 Convertible Phaeton

 

white 1932 Chrysler CL Convertible Sedan - greenwich concours

1932 Chrysler CL Convertible Sedan

 

blue/red 1940 Packard Darrin Super Eight Victoria Convertible - greenwich concours

1940 Packard Darrin Super Eight Victoria Convertible

 

off white 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster Convertible - greenwich concours

1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster Convertible

 

silver 1932 Super Eight Packard 903 Coupe Roadster - greenwich concours

1932 Super Eight Packard 903 Coupe Roadster

 

blue 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Phaeton - greenwich concours

1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Phaeton

 

red 1966 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible - greenwich concours

1966 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

 

white 1963 Studebaker Avanti - greenwich concours

1963 Studebaker Avanti

 

yellow 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport - greenwich concours

1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport

 

orange 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible - greenwich concours

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible

 

white 1968 Ford LTD Brougham - greenwich concours

1968 Ford LTD Brougham

 

green 1969 1/2 Dodge Super Bee - greenwich concours

1969 1/2 Dodge Super Bee

 

orange 1971 Dodge Super Bee - greenwich concours

1971 Dodge Super Bee

 

green 1969 Plymouth Road Runner - grenwich concours

1969 Plymouth Road Runner

 

white 1965 Chevy Malibu SS 396 Z16 - greenwich concours

1965 Chevy Malibu SS 396 Z16

 

red 1967 Oldmobile 442 - greenwich concours

1967 Oldsmobile 442

 

green 1970 Chevy Chevelle Baldwin Motion - greenwich concours

1970 Chevy Chevelle Baldwin Motion

 

orange 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible - greenwich concours

1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible

 

red 2005 Ford GT - greenwich concours

2005 Ford GT

 

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yellow Ford GT40 MK IV J6 - greenwich concours

1967 Ford GT40 MK IV J6. Driven by Bruce McLaren and Mark Donohue, the car finished 4th overall at 1967 LeMans. Chassis J6 (#2) is the only MKIV that finished LeMans, is still running and remains totally original as last raced

 

 

ford ltd station wagon - greenwich concours

ford ltd station wagon - greenwich concours

Ford LTD Country Squire Station Wagon in the parking lot. My high school car, sans faux wood panels

 

white amphicar 770 - greenwich concours

white amphicar 770 - greenwich concours

Also in the park lot, an Amphicar 770. A terrible boat, and a worse car, but fun for a summer. This one is for sale for all the money $89.5K

 

 

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The Auto Blonde is an enthusiast who attends and participates in many car events. She welcomes you to ride shotgun. All pictures and posts are hers unless otherwise noted.
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