Explore Automotive History at the 2024 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

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From May 31st to June 2nd, Greenwich, Connecticut, will host the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance. This event features a selection of historically significant and performance-oriented vehicles. It provides an opportunity for attendees to view a mix of classic and contemporary cars.

Architect and Car Enthusiast to Lead Event

Steven Harris, a contemporary architect and car enthusiast, has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s event. Harris, a professor at the Yale School of Architecture with experience at other top universities, has also undertaken various residential and commercial design projects globally. His interest in Porsche vehicles, particularly his collection of 911 RS's, is well recognized in the car community. Harris has been a regular attendee of the Concours for the past ten years.

Event Activities and Features

The event begins with a scenic drive through Connecticut’s backroads, starting at a historic landmark in Greenwich. The drive includes a gourmet lunch and a visit to a private car collection.

Vehicle Exhibits and Attractions

According to Matt Orendac, Vice Chairman of the Concours Group, Greenwich's coastal setting and its access to diverse car collections make it a fitting venue for the event. This year introduces the Concours de Sport on Saturday, intended to draw a broader audience. The event will include seminars on automotive trends, driving experiences, and opportunities to meet industry leaders. The displays will cover a wide range of vehicle classes, from notable designs by Alejandro De Tomaso and Bertone to various performance-driven and historical models.

Saturday, Concours de Sport:

  • The Cars of Alejandro De Tomaso
  • Youngtimers ('80s & '90s Custom AMG)
  • Japanese Sports Cars
  • Porsche Racks
  • Corvette Stingray
  • Rally Cars
  • Jaguar E-Type
  • '50s Era Customs
  • Cars of Greenwich Avenue
  • Racecars of Thompson Speedway
  • Callaway Cars
  • Hot Hatches
  • Sports Trucks
  • Performance Station Wagons
  • Next Gen '90s Superbikes
  • Mini & Micro Cars Pre-1968
  • Morgan Class

Sunday, Concours d'Elegance:

  • Bertone
  • Pre-War European Classics
  • Pre-War American Classics
  • Pre-War Rolls-Royce
  • Post-War American - Luxury Cars of the '50s
  • Post-War American - Luxury Cars of the '60s
  • Post-War Italian Sports
  • Post-War English Sports
  • Post-War German Sports
  • Muscle/Performance - Ultimate Drivetrains
  • Cars of the 1964 Dealerships
  • Porsche Carrera
  • Lamborghini
  • Supercars
  • Century Motorcycle Class
  • Road Racing Motorcycles
  • Post-War Rolls-Royce

Event Overview

The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance has been a prominent automotive event for over 28 years, offering an array of vehicles and educational activities. Those interested in automotive design and history are encouraged to attend and can purchase tickets in advance.

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