Greenwich Concours d’Elegance co-founder Bruce Wennerstrom passed away Wednesday, Sept.r 30th. His family issued the following statement following his passing:
“It is with great sadness that we tell you that Bruce Wennerstrom, the co-founder and chairman of Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, passed away this morning. We wish to thank the many friends, physicians, and others who provided Bruce with great care, love, and support. Bruce and his wife Genia, who died in 2011, founded the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 1996. Bruce and Genia were also the owners and directors of the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society, a club of automobile enthusiasts established in 1957 that meets monthly at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City. The two shared a broad interest in cars and motorsports and thought their hometown of Greenwich was the ideal location for a true world-class concours. The Wennerstroms were successful in creating an event that is now recognized as one of the top shows in the country.
“The Wennerstrom family has been an integral part of the organization, management and execution of the Greenwich Concours since its creation twenty years ago. Both the Greenwich Concours and the Madison Avenue Sports Driving and Chowder Society will continue to be operated by their children, Nord, Leif, Kirk, and Bria, as well as their daughters-in-law, Mary and April.
“The family will announce plans for a memorial tribute in the near future. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to AmeriCares (www.americares.org), the charitable beneficiary of the Greenwich Concours.”