2020 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance classes embrace both customs and classics

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The 25th running of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will boast not just one concours but two, held back-to-back May 30–31, with a tour, welcome party, and auction preview May 29. In addition to Sunday’s international and domestic event, this year will feature a “Concours de Sport” on Saturday celebrating race cars and sports cars, with an appropriate emphasis on speed and performance. 

Thanks to the recently released list of featured classics, the concours will highlight several specific marques, automotive niches, and one historic rivalry. The “Shelby vs. GM” class joins “Vintage Off-road,” “Right Coast Rods,” and “70 Years of Allard,” among others, to celebrate the diversity of the automotive world. In addition to looking back at “100 Years of Duesenberg,” the event will also give a nod to its silver anniversary with “25 Years of Greenwich Concours,” a display of vehicles from the first event. These four-wheeled entries won’t exclude their two-wheeled cousins; the “Four or More Cylinders” motorcycle class should also attract fascinating bikes. 

“Fans can expect a fantastic best-of-the-best field for the traditional Sunday Concours,” says McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty and chairman of the Greenwich Concours. Of the new-for-2020 Concours de Sport, Hagerty adds, “The Concours de Sport is an exciting addition to an already first-rate field… Saturday will bring a whole different vibe, centered around fun, fast cars.” 

Founded in 1996 by the late Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom and recently acquired by Hagerty, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance has long been recognized as a premier, must-see event. 

This year, the event will be more interactive than ever thanks to Hagerty’s “Ride & Drive” event, which puts showgoers behind the wheel of cool, older cars—including a 1965 Ford Mustang and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS. For those arriving early to the Greenwich harbor on Long Island Sound, Hagerty will also host its popular Hagerty Driving Experience, in which drivers 15–25 years old can learn the dying art of operating a manual transmission. 

Celebrating the love of driving and the art of vehicle craftsmanship, the 25th running of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance promises to bring together enthusiasts both young and old. Click here to purchase your tickets.

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