Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Celebrates American and International Vehicles this June

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 by the 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.

Photo Courtesy of The Curated Collector

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