Concours d'Elegance 2022, held in Roger
Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich,
Connecticut, provided the fuel
for dreams of the automotive kind. The three-day festival held
from June 3 - 5, 2022, presented car collectors and car
afficionados with the opportunity to see rare, classic, and unusual
motorcars and motorcycles. As always, we loved the festival, especially
speaking with the owners and learning the stories behind their vehicles.
1933 Stutz DV32 Monte Carlo
the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5,
2022, to maximize the show experience. On Saturday, there were three
interesting seminars we attended hosted by industry specialists, as well as RADWOOD
featuring cars from the 1980s and 1990s, and a special category of Concours d
'Lemons, for cars with unusual pedigrees.
1981 DMC DeLorean
Owned by Dalmau Garcia
Two of the
interesting RADWOOD cars on display included a 1981 DMC DeLorean owned
by Dalmau Garcia, who dressed as "Doc Brown" from the film "Back to the
Future," and a fire engine red 1995 Saab 9000 Aero owned by Mark
Skinner. What made the 1981 DMC DeLorean (DeLorean Motor Company), produced in
Ireland, so interesting was that it was only produced from 1981-1982, with
model years ranging from 1981-1983. Its brushed stainless-steel body and
gull-wing doors still hold the power to enchant aficionados.
with Grand Marshall - Judy Stropus
2022 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Grand Marshal
Saturday, we had the opportunity to sit down with 2022 Greenwich Concours
d'Elegance Grand Marshal Judy Stropus, who graciously took time to speak
with us. Judy is an amazing person to get to know, she has authored many books
on racing, is an award-winning racing industry expert who has and continues to
race, is a concours judge and race scorer, and owns a PR company dedicated to
racing. Over the years she has honed her career and has made her mark in a male
dominated sport. Born in Lithuania, Judy moved the United States as a young
child, and has been passionately driven throughout her life. Her racing career
has earned her many awards including membership in the Motorsports Hall of Fame
to young people who want to enter the world of racing, is that if that is what
you want then go for it. If you have commitment and ambition, you will make it,
however you need to go out and get it. You need passion, and of course skill,
but with hard work and passion, it is possible to succeed.
the day of dreams, with an impressive line-up of supercars, the "million-dollar
plus babies" that for many, is why they come to the show for an opportunity to
see these rare and exotic beauties up close.
2022 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro on display totally knocked our eyes
out with its futuristic design. Only 85 of this highly exclusive model will
ever be made, and with a starting price of $3.8 million dollars excluding tax,
the opportunity to see this amazing motorcar on display at the Greenwich
Concours d'Elegance, was definitely a show highlight. It also took the Judge's
fancy and received Best in Class Award in the Supercars category.
2021 Glickenhaus SCG004S
The 2021 Supercars
line-up included a 2021 Glickenhaus SCG004S three-seater, which was
totally bespoke and made in Connecticut, with its "Midas gold" exterior and
wild interior design. Also from 2021 was a GT Ford Heritage emblazoned
with the racing number 98 on its white, red, and black on the hood and sides
that received the Award of Speed and Style in the Supercars category.
2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Coupe of "Z"
there was a McLaren Speedtail, and a 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
63 Coupe of "Z," which also took home an "Award of Speed and Style" in the
2017 Ferrari F12 TDF
Supercars included a 2017 Ferrari F12 TDF gorgeously presented in a
stunning shade of blue, and a 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster with its
distinctive striped exterior and leaf-shaped side view mirrors.
2010 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
out the Supercars on display included a 2010 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport,
and a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.
- The Brass Era
Stanley Model R owned by Jordan Levy drew lots of attention and brought
home the "Distinguished Motorcar Award for the Brass Era.
1910 Rambler Model 55
Another one of the Brass Era entries that captured our attention, as well as the Judges, was a 1910 Rambler Model 55 owned by Michael and Karen Tomko, which received an Award of Speed and Style for the Brass Era category. Karen Tomko and her daughters, Elizabeth and Rachel, and their friend, Chas Frick, dressed in period costumes to match their entry.
- Pre-War Classics: European
1926 Rolls Royce Phantom I Barker Coupe DeVille
to the exemplary beauty of the motorcars on display, for us, it is the stories
behind them that always pique our interest. The 1926 Rolls Royce Phantom I
Barker Coupe DeVille presented by George Dragone, was definitely a motorcar
with an interesting story to tell. Built for Edward Guinie of Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, one of the wealthiest men in Brazil in the 1920s, this distinguished
motorcar was a successor of the legendary Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. It is one
of the earliest Phantom I's built and one of the most expensive. At the time it
was built, the cost was almost $20,000. The price in today's market is $250,000.
It has a 150-inch wheelbase, special wood trim, cut glass, opera carriage
lights, and a liquor cabinet, to name but a few of its many attributes. It also
piqued the Judges' interest, as the motorcar received an Award of Speed and
Style in the Pre-War Classics: European category.
American Metal Team
Motorcars, Lexus of Greenwich, Lincoln, and Land Rover brought a
few of their luxury "toys" to tempt Concours visitors, Chopard had an impressive collection of stunning jewelry and timeless watches
on display from their New York store while pouring champagne and rosé wine, and
Metal, the custom house, brought a beautifully
restored car and a custom 1941 Knucklehead motorcycle that was deco-art worthy
with its mixed metal lines of aluminum, bronze, and stainless-steel sleek lines.
VIDEO - Interview with the team from American Metal to hear about
their extensive service and to discuss the incredible 1941 Knucklehead motorcycle
designed by artist Josh Allison - https://youtu.be/U1tw1RtoPp4.
your interest is in new to market motorcars, collector cars, early or late model
entries, there is always something spectacular to see at the Greenwich Concours
d'Elegance. We cannot wait until the 2023 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance.
Wayne Carini & Edward F. Nesta
Until next time, keep enjoying the
information on the next Greenwich Concours d'Elegance or other Hagerty
events, please visit the websites: www.greenwichconcours.com/event and www.Hagerty.com.
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
Greenwich residents Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom founded the Greenwich Concours
in 1996. Their passion to share world-class automobiles, coupled with the
heritage and community involvement of Greenwich, was the perfect foundation to
build on what is now considered one of the top five concours' in the world. Located
just 30 miles from the heart of New York City and overlooking the Long Island
Sound, the Greenwich Concours' backdrop is the beautiful Greenwich Harbor. It
is mere steps from the acclaimed Delamar Hotel and notable restaurants and
boutique shops on Greenwich Avenue. In keeping with truly historic tradition,
the Concours d'Elegance is a time for car lovers to celebrate the most
prestigious and artfully designed automobiles vying for top honors in various
has been an active sponsor and participant in the Greenwich Concours for many
years. The deep tradition of the Concours combined with Hagerty's mission to
save driving for future generations created an ideal opportunity for the
purchase of the event in 2019. As one of the great premier concours, Greenwich
is an exciting addition to Hagerty's vision of creating a global community of
car lovers through fun, shared experiences. "Outstanding events like the
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance get people excited about cars, and that's what
it's all about. That's how we're going to save driving and car culture for
future generations," says Hagerty CEO and Concours Chair McKeel Hagerty. While
placing an emphasis on continuing the Greenwich Concours tradition, Hagerty
also aims to increase opportunities for attendees to get their hands on the
wheel, strategically integrate the Greenwich community and enhance the overall
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