• Jun 13, 2010
2010 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery

The first weekend in June is always circled on our calendar, because that's when the annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance goes down in tony Greenwich, CT. So, instead of catching some rays at the beach, or mowing the lawn, or tending to the vegetable garden, we drop the top and head down Interstate 95 to spend the better part of two days gawking at cars exotic and otherwise, always ready for whatever surprises are on hand to add a little variety. Follow the jump for a quick recap of this year's show, after which you can hit the galleries to ogle the staggering variety of metal that the organizers assembled.
Day 1: American Cars


Packards

To fully appreciate the Greenwich Concours, you really need to attend both days. That's because the event is essentially two entirely different shows. Saturday always features American cars, and by the time you walk off the property, you'll figure that your life is incomplete until you own a Packard and you'll wonder why the phrase "V12 Lincoln" doesn't have a modern application. From a nifty Davis Divan 3-wheeler to the most beautiful '53 Buick Estate wagon we've ever laid eyes on, Day 1 is summed up in the selection of photos below.





Day 2: Foreign Cars

Countaches

As good as Saturday's American showcase was, Sunday was even better. Not because it was about import marques, mind you - it was just... bigger. More people. More cars. And those cars included some heavy hitters. The Ferrari P4/5 was there, and owner James Glickenhaus casually accommodated fans' requests for closer looks, inviting people behind the ropes, opening the doors and engine cover for photos, and generally holding court like anybody with one of the popular cars at your local cruise night. Only this wasn't the Dairy Queen. Walking around, you were as likely to come across a really clean Fiat X 1/9 as you were a Maserati Birdcage. It was just that kind of day, and it was good. Eventually, the rains came, but not before we'd gotten our fill.





The Parking Lot

Rolls-Royce Shooting Brake

This is where the day begins and ends, and if the recession put a damper on your plans to attend the concours as a paying customer, you could do pretty well just by hanging out in the free public lot all day to see what showed up. As usual, there was much goodness to behold, ranging from Carriage House Motorcars' Rolls-Royce shooting brake -- the sister car to the one recently reacquired by Krug champagne, to one of the Shelby GT-H Mustang convertibles. On day two, we saw a pair of Evoras and a silver Ferrari California. Those and more are in the gallery below, and with that, we conclude our coverage of the 2010 Greenwich Concours. We'll be back next year, as always.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Longtime promoter of the Santa Barbara Concours d' Elegance (October 30,31, 2010) Stratus Media Group (SMDI.ob) is worth an investment. Their business model includes expanding Concours d'Elegance to Napa, Vegas, Beverly Hills, Miami, Chicago, Dallas and Phoenix-Scottsdale to start. They also acquired the U.S. rights to the Mille Miglia Brand and will stage a 1000 mile race along the California coast in the Italian Tradition which began in 1927. Consider driving in the first ever Mille Miglia on U.S. soil.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does anyone REALLY care about these gatherings? The few I've attended were so full of snobs and non-enthusiasts, that it made me sick. Most of these cars are owned more as art exhibits than anything else. The owners rarely (if ever) actually do any work on the cars themselves, and certainly, they are seldom ever started or actually driven.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sorry but, I see that stuff more as none-functional art, than an automobile. Pretty and even interesting to look at but it's just not what I call a real car anymore. I mean, what a waste.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Where else are you going to go to see a pre-war era Bugatti or a one-off Ferrari 4/5? Would you expect those owners to work on cars like that themselves?
      • 4 Years Ago
      beautiful cars, enjoyed the pictures, thanx ....

      my favourite must be the Facel Vega
      • 4 Years Ago
      always find that the parking lot at Greenwich is ALMOST as good as the show itself. glad to see you took some picks in the parking lot.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear God....that Jag is perfect
      • 4 Years Ago
      So many beauties.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy crap is that a Dauer 926!?!?!!?