1950 Allard K2 Coupe 6022
Over the course of two days,
Saturday, October 23, and Sunday, October 24, 2021, we experienced an
impressive amount of rare, vintage, and exceptional motorcars and motorcycles,
as well as two interesting and informative seminars, Greenwich Concours 2021 - How to
Score the Ultimate Barn Find moderated by John Nikas,
with Tom Cotter, Wayne Carini, and Peter Kumar, and "Thinking
Out Loud about the Future" moderated by John Nikas with Ralph
Giles, Ed Welburn, and Jay Ward on Saturday.
How to Score the Ultimate Barn Find Panel
In addition to the seminars on
Saturday, there were many different classes that provided optimum enjoyment for
all with their "Concours d'Lemons" which featured "wonderfully odd,
truly unique, and unexpected cars..." "RADwood" which celebrated cars,
trucks, and bikes from 1980-1999, and "Porschella by CarPark" which
featured modified Porsches.
1990 Nissan Skyline
Jay and Jake Pacillo
One of the many interesting
vehicles was a 1993 LADA Niva 4x4 from Russia bearing the license plate
"SPUTNIK" owned by Ian and Anna Burlingham and son Andrew. The
Concours had several RADwood entries, where the owners dressed "period
appropriate." We had the pleasure of catching up with Jay Pacillo and
his son Jake Pacillo, co-owners of a 1990 Nissan Skyline, which
was never sold in the United States. Their vehicle was imported from Japan and has
a steering wheel on the right side. Rey Valderrama also brought his RADwood
vehicle, a 1985 GT-s Twin Cam 16. He ordered parts from Japan, restored
this beauty, and drove it from Boston to the show.
Robert Montelbine and Debra C. Argen
1936 Ford Model 68, 3-Window Coupe
On Sunday, one of the many
stunning Right Coast Rods at the show was a 1936 Ford Model 68, 3-Window
Coupe decked out in Brandywine Pearl, owned by Robert Montalbine for
the past 2 years. Interesting to note about this vehicle is that it won "Street
Rod of the Year" in New Zealand. It is 1-of-1 in the country, has a custom
frame, sits very low to the ground, and has three settings to allow it to be
raised to drive, raised even higher to go over speed bumps, and has a gorgeous hand-crafted
glass V-grill. Other great details are the art deco styling on the interior
door panels and on the wheel design. Another knock-out Right Coast Rod
was a 1927 Ford Tudor owned by Randy Bianchi with its tropical green
body and bright orange accents.
1927 Ford Tudor
In the Pre-War Classics a 1929
Hudson Series L Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton owned by Scott Spiro caught our
attention. A bright yellow stunner with cream convertible top this was
definitely a show highlight.
1929 Hudson Series L Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
The Italian manufacturer Lancia
was well represented by both Prewar and Postwar entries. In the Lancia Prewar
class, a 1924 Lancia Lambda owned by Lawrence Auriana was a
showstopper. Interesting to note about Lancia is that the company was founded
in 1906 and became part of Fiat in 1969. The Lancia Lambda model was produced
between 1922 until 1932. The 1924 was the second series of the Lambda and only
1,100 were built.
1924 Lancia Lambda
In the Lancia Postwar there
was a 1985 Lancing Delta S4 Martini Racing Lombard vehicle emblazoned
with sponsor and driver information - N (Neil) Wilson and H (Henri Paul) Toivonen
and owned by Nikolay Stoytchev.
1985 Lancing Delta S4 Martini Racing Lombard
In the Postwar Sports Italian class,
the "prancing horse" a "Ferrari red" 1961 Ferrari 250 TR1/61 bearing
racing car number 10 owned by Peter Sachs caught our attention.
1961 Ferrari 250 TR1/61
To celebrate Allard 75th
Anniversary, there were an impressive number of Allard entries. Interesting
to note is that the London-Based Allard Motor Company Limited built motorcars
from 1945-1958. One of the show standouts included a lipstick red 1950
Allard K2 Coupe 6022 owned by Rich Taylor, and a silver with
lipstick red interior 1951 Allard K2 convertible owned by Peter and
1951 Allard K2 Coupe 6022
James Glickenhaus brought
several fabulous "toys" including his 1967 "Baja Boot" listing Drivers
Steve McQueen and Bud Elkins on the number 22 racing vehicle.
1967 "Baja Boot"
In the Contemporary
Supercar class, he entered a dazzling 2021 Glickenhaus SCG (Scuderia
Cameron Glickenhaus) 004 - a V8 supercharged engine which fueled many a car
2021 Glickenhaus SCG 004
Another standout was the 2020 Glickenhaus SCG
(Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus) 003S entered by HK Motorcars.
2020 Glickenhaus SCG 003S
Over the course of the two-day
festival of all things automotive, there was an impressive number of motorcars,
motorcycles, and trucks, and even "Lightning McQueen" from the Pixar movie, Cars,
was on hand for photo ops. Also new this year was a kid's zone, with games and
crafts for children, making the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance 2021 perfect
for car afficionados as well as for families.
Until next time, keep enjoying the
The dates for the 2022
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance are June 3-5, 2022.
For information on the Greenwich
Concours d'Elegance or other Hagerty events, please visit the
websites: www.GreenwichConcours.com and www.Hagerty.com.
See you at the 2022 Greenwich Concours d"Elegance
About The Greenwich Concours
"Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
is a three-day premier motoring event held in Greenwich, CT, celebrating
tradition while integrating new elements, each created to engage the next
generation. Exclusive gatherings, luxury shopping, ride and drives, new vehicle
experiences and entertaining seminars surround Friday's Grand Tour and
Saturday's Radwood, Concours d'Lemons and Porschella events. Sunday's
nationally recognized Greenwich Concours d'Elegance celebrates historically
significant vehicles along the town's picturesque harbor front. Each year the
event supports local charities including Americares and The Hometown Foundation
as a part of Hagerty's larger giving strategy."
"Hagerty is a specialty
insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market and an
automotive enthusiast brand offering integrated membership products and
programs. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, Hagerty DriveShare, Hagerty
Valuation Tools, Hagerty Media, Hagerty Drivers Club magazine, MotorsportReg,
Hagerty Garage + Social, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, the Concours
d'Elegance of America, the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, the California Mille,
Motorworks Revival and more. For more information, visit www.hagerty.com."
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