TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., April 27, 2022 – The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance returns to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park overlooking Greenwich Harbor on June 3-5, 2022. Building upon the success of 2021, this year’s event will feature three days of motoring events starting with Friday’s Grand Tour and culminating in Sunday’s prestigious Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, which will once again celebrate both domestic and foreign marques.
On Saturday, June 4, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park will be transformed into Cars & Community presented by Griot’s Garage, a family-friendly celebration of the automobile with Concours d’Lemons and RADwood displays. Youth will enjoy spending time in the Kids Zone, featuring racing simulators and more. Entry to Cars & Community is included in Sunday’s concours ticket.
“Sunday’s Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will celebrate examples of the greatest cars in the world,” said Matt Orendac, Vice Chairman of Concours Group. “Our goal is to include additional elements that together create a three-day motoring celebration with something for everyone. Providing on-ramps for even more enthusiasts is key to preserving car culture for future generations.”
This year’s concours’ classes include Vignale-bodied cars, including a display of Ferraris. Penned under the leadership of Italian coachbuilder Alfredo Vignale, who left school at the age of 11 to become a metalworking apprentice, the designs range from relatively conservative to quite radical.
Domestic vehicles will also be well represented on Sunday, including a class of Chrysler “Letter” cars. Built by the US manufacturer for more than a decade, this line of high-performance personal luxury coupes began in 1955 with the C-300 and were powered initially by Chrysler’s legendary 300-horsepower, 331-cu.in. hemi V8. From the mid-1950s into the early sixties they were advertised as “America’s Most Powerful Car.”
Sunday also includes a combination of American and international manufacturers represented by the “Powered by America” class, consisting of imported vehicles with American drivetrains. This feature celebrates vehicles like DeTomaso’s Pantera, Facel’s Vega and Shelby’s AC Cobra; Italian, French or British coachwork hiding powerful Chevy, Chrysler or Ford powerplants.
This year’s event will also see the return of Brass Era cars. Manufactured from the late 1800s to 1919, and often referred to as “horseless carriages,” this class includes representatives from the beginning of automotive history.
Building on the success of 2021’s vintage SUV class, Greenwich will showcase vintage pick-up trucks in 2022. More than work vehicles, vintage pick-up trucks represent a popular and continually growing segment among collector car enthusiasts. The historically significant examples on the concours’ show field create additional on-ramps for automotive enthusiasts.
Additional featured classes include Alvis Car and Engineering Company, Aston Martin DB, Cadillac Eldorado (1956-1964) and Rolling Bones hot rods. Motorcycles will be represented by BSA and BMW.
Classes include pre-war American classics, pre-war European classics, post-war Italian, post-war German coupes, pony cars and supercars.
Vehicle submission for Sunday’s Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will open to the public on May 1, 2022, at https://www.greenwichconcours.com/event/enter-vehicle. All submissions are subject to consideration by the concours selection committee.
More information and ticket packages for the 2022 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, including Saturday’s Greenwich Social Club and Sunday’s Club Greenwich, can be found at GreenwichConcours.com.
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About Greenwich Concours d’Elegance
Founded in 1996, Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is a three-day premier motoring event held June 3-5, 2022, in Greenwich, Conn. Exclusive gatherings, luxury shopping, ride and drives, new vehicle experiences and entertaining seminars complement Friday’s Grand Tour and Saturday’s Cars & Community presented by Griot’s Garage. The weekend’s Grand Marshal is racing and auto industry veteran, Judy Stropus. Sunday’s nationally recognized Concours d’Elegance celebrates historically significant American and International vehicles along the town’s picturesque harbor front. Each year the event supports local charities as a part of Hagerty’s larger giving strategy. For more about the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance visit our website at GreenwichConcours.com.
About Hagerty, Inc. (NYSE: HGTY)
Based in Traverse City, Michigan, Hagerty’s purpose is to save driving and car culture for future generations and its mission is to build a global business to fund that purpose. Hagerty is an automotive enthusiast brand offering integrated membership products and programs as well as a specialty insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, Hagerty DriveShare, Hagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty Media, Hagerty Drivers Club magazine, MotorsportReg, Hagerty Garage + Social, The Amelia, the Detroit Concours d’Elegance, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, the California Mille, Motorlux, RADwood, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation and more. For more information on Hagerty, please visit www.hagerty.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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