Luxury Experience is proud to bring you the experience of the exceptional international motorcars at the 2017 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance held in Greenwich, Connecticut. A few of the exciting entries included Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Austin-Healey, BMW, Bugatti, Delahaye, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia, Lotus, March, Morgan, Porsche, Riley, Siata, and Stanguellini. Prepare to drool over these exceptional and rare motorcars.
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance is a 2-day celebration of American and
International Motorcars and Motorcycles. Due to the number of the high-quality
entries at the show, we decided to bring you the experience of the show by
separating them into groups: American Motorcars, International Motorcars, and
In addition to the wide diversity of entries, there was an impressive
presentation of Bugatti motorcars, which we bring you below.
Bugatti - 1920s - 2006
Bugatti, based in Molsheim, France has been an exceptional brand since founder and
designer Ettore Bugatti (1881 - 1947) founded his company in 1909, and has long
held our attention when it comes to exceptional motorcars.
We begin by
taking you through the decades to bring you the beauty of Bugatti by showing a small
sampling of a few of the many highlights of excellence.
1923 Bugatti T23 Brescia Roadster
"roaring twenties" we are proud to present a fire engine red, 1923 Bugatti T23 Brescia Roadster owned
by Christopher H. L. Owen, which was
certainly a stunner.
1925 Bugatti Type 35A/51 Grand Prix Roadster
two motorcars from 1925, which show the diversity of the brand, the 1925 Bugatti Type 35A/51 Grand Prix
Roadster part of a Private Collection, and the 1925 Bugatti Type 30 Skiff Torpedo Type Vizcaya owned by Peter Charles.
1925 Bugatti Type 30 Skiff Torpedo Type Vizcaya
Bugatti has a
long history of racing attested to by the 1926
Bugatti Type 37 owned by Sarah Breault,
which proudly wore its racing history at Watkins Glen with its number 3.
1926 Bugatti Type 37
Moving to the
1930s, it is interesting to note that the 1931
Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix, owned by Birdcage
LLC c/o Marc Robinson, was the winner of the 1931 Belgian Grand Prix.
1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix
Fly like a
butterfly, sting like a bee, another exceptional Bugatti that caught our
attention was the yellow and black 1939
Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio owned by Myron
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio
We end our
Bugatti highlights in 2006 with the ultra-luxurious blue and black 2006 Bugatti Veyron owned by Robert W. Kerekes, that was in a class
by itself. A few of its interesting details include a top speed of 253 mph (431
km/h), curb weight: 4,162 pounds, 1,001 horsepower, 9.0L V126 engine, a wheelbase
of 106.7 inches (2,710 mm), a length of 175.7 inches (4,462mm), a width of 78.7
inches (1,998 mm), a height of 47.4 inches (1,204 mm), and it has 10 radiators.
Bugatti produced the Veyron (16.4) from 2005 until 20011.
2006 Bugatti Veyron and Edward F. Nesta
International Highlights - 1930s -
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance had an illustrious presentation of exceptional
motorcars, way too numerous to include all of them within Luxury Experience,
however we are proud to present a sampling of the excellence on display.
Hailing from Coventry, England, the green 1934 Riley Ulster Imp Roadster bearing
race number 447, owned by Michael Virr certainly
captured our attention. Be sure to look at the photo of the engine!
1934 Riley Ulster Imp Roadster
We also loved
the navy 1937 Delahaye 135M Competitive
Short Wheel Base owned by Myron
Schuster. Delahaye, founded by Emile Delahaye was based in Tours, France and produced luxury
motorcars from 1894 - 1954.
1937 Delahaye 135M - Debra C. Argen
Also, very nice
from the 1930s was the extremely rare black 1938 Aston Martin 2 Litre Short Chassis owned by Robert Burt.
1938 Aston Martin 2 Litre Sort Chassis
seeing the gorgeous fire engine red Italian
1954 Siata 200CS Coupe owned by
Walter Eisenstark, which was one
of the rare motorcars we had the opportunity to experience. He told us that the
Italian manufacturer based in Torino (Turin) made only 11 of these vehicles,
and only 6 of them still exist.
1954 Siata 200CS Coupe - Walter Eisenstark and Edward F. Nesta
As race fans,
a bright red Italian Formula One race
car, the 1954 Lancia D50A (r)
emblazoned with the number 31 owned by Peter
Giddings of Peter Giddings Racing was also an exceptional entry, as it is
the only surviving original Lancia D50A.
1954 Lancia D50A (r)
to note about the British 1955 Austin-Healey 100 M Lemans' Roadster
owned by Jonathan Ressler, is that
of the 640 factory built cars, less than half survive. "This car is entered
into the "Worldwide 100M LeMans Registry" Categorized as an FC Top, Gold Level
"Registry Confirmed Factory Built 100M."
1955 Austin-Healey 100 M Lemans' Roadster
Fans of small
cars would have loved seeing the red and white mini, German 1957 BMW Isetta 300
Coupe owned by Jorge Soriano.
Interesting to note is that the car has a motorcycle engine and the door opens
from the front rather than from the side. Jorge has owned the Isetta for 15
years and started restoring it 8 years ago.
1957 BMW Isetta 300 Coupe and owner Jorge Soriano
Marc F. Evans has owned the very rare British 1957 Lotus Super 7 Series 1 for the past 40 years, and raced it
for 35 years including racing it in the Bahamas, before he "retired" it 5 years
ago. What makes this an exceptional entry is that there were only 20 made. Another
point of interest is that it was designed with a removable windshield to allow
the owner to drive it for road use or race use by simply removing the
windshield and changing to racing tires. Mark's son, Jack, also has racing
blood and used to race a 1963 MG at Limerock.
1957 Lotus Super 7 Series 1
to note about the blue German 1957
Porsche Speedster Two-Door Open owned by Lake C. Underwood II, bearing racing number 37EP and sponsors
Castrol, Shell, and Koni on its side, is that the owner's father, Lake Sr.,
with Briggs Cunningham and Sterling Moss, raced it.
1957 Porsche Speedster Two-Door Open
What made the
Italian 1959 Lancia Appia GTE owned by John
Kristoff so spectacular is that it is one of the first Appia GTEs produced.
1959 Lancia Appia GTE
of the entries is often a vital part of what makes a vehicle interesting. For
the sensational black and red Italian
1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior Monopartite Race Car, chassis no. 00113 bearing race
number 80, owned by Tim LaGanke, is
that it is, "one of the most important Stanguellini FJ's to race in the USA.
Its extensive history includes the 1960 Vanderbilt Cup win, driven by Harry
1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior Monopartite Race Car
and sleek, the British 1964 Morgan +4 owned
by James F. Munsel caught our
attention, as did the bright orange with navy and white stripes bearing race
number 777, the 1965 Beach MK4 B2
owned by Richard Kresch. What is interesting
to note about this car is that it originally competed in SCCA as a D Sports
1964 Morgan +4
1965 Beach MK4 B2
green Italian 1965 Lamborghini 350GT Coupe owned by Blake Stevenson with the word, Superleggera, written in script
below the Lamborghini emblem, was another spectacular entry. It has a celebrity
pedigree as it was formerly owned by Hollywood producer, Randy Simon, who used
it in his action films. The engine was so clean you could eat off it, but who
would want to spoil it?
1965 Lamborghini 350GT Coupe
1965 Lamborghini 350GT Coupe engine
Italian beauty was the sloping graceful curves of the red 1971 Ferrari 365 GT B/4 Daytona Spyder owned by Marc Lemchen with its large white
racing numbers, 556.
1971 Ferrari 365 GT B/4 Daytona Spyder
When it came to
"wow appeal" the fire engine red Italian
1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Coupe owned by Natasi
Racing excelled at jump starting our hearts. Get ready to start your
1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Coupe
We had to
restrain ourselves from sliding into the pulse racing, electric blue British made 1979 March 79B Formula Atlantic Single Seat Race Car owned by David Porter, and taking it out on
Route 95 for a spin.
1979 March 79B Formula Atlantic Single Seat Race Car
yourself for our last two highlights to leave you dreaming, the sleek silver
rocket, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder owned
by Brian Miller, and the red Italian 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari, owner
anonymous, which called to us to like a siren at sea. The Ferrari LaFerrari, a
limited production hybrid sports car, was not only exceptionally attractive,
but also extremely exclusive with a 7-figure price tag! We can only dream about
the experience of what it would be like to drive.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari
Until next year,
take time to enjoy the ride!
Read more of our coverage of the 2017
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Greenwich
Concours d'Elegance 2017 - American Motorcars, and the Greenwich
Concours d'Elegance 2017 - A Celebration of International Motorcycles.
Connecticut residents Genia and Bruce Wennerstrom founded the Greenwich
Concours d'Elegance in 1996, and although Genia and Bruce have passed on, Genia
in 2011, and Bruce in 2015, the Wennerstrom Family continues to carry on the
tradition of the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance that their parents started.
information about attending, or entering your motorcar, motorcycle, or yacht, for
the upcoming Greenwich Concours
d'Elegance, please visit the website: www.GreenwichConcours.com.
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