Greenwich Concours gears up for 20th Anniversary shows

A 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet that shone on the Pininfarina stand at the Geneva car show of the same year will star at the Greenwich Concours International. Photo credit: Bearded Mug Media (PRNewsFoto/Greenwich Concours d'Elegance)

A 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet that shone on the Pininfarina stand at the Geneva car show of the same year will star at the Greenwich Concours International. Photo credit: Bearded Mug Media (PRNewsFoto/Greenwich Concours d’Elegance)

GREENWICH, Conn., PRNewswire — The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance hosts its annual Concours Americana on Saturday, June 4th and Concours International on Sunday, June 5th, 10am-5pm both days, at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT. More than 100 exceptional automobiles and motorcycles spanning more than 100 years will grace the show field each day.

Concours Americana on Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a circle of Ford performance cars; James Glickenhaus’ 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV that Mark Donohue and Bruce McLaren steered to fourth place at Le Mans that year headlines the group.

Saturday’s show will also highlight Brass Era cars, prewar classics, rare muscle cars, incredible Corvettes, fabulous 1950s cars and early Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

BMW’s 100th anniversary will be celebrated at Sunday’s Concours International with a display of spectacular historic examples, including a rare 1937 BMW 328 MM Bügelfalte. Stunning and fast, this high-performance roadster competed at such venues as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Mille Miglia.

A super-rare 1937 BMW 328 MM Bugelfalte will celebrate BMW's 100th anniversary at the Greenwich Concours International. Photo credit: Michael Furman (PRNewsFoto/Greenwich Concours d'Elegance)

A super-rare 1937 BMW 328 MM Bugelfalte will celebrate BMW’s 100th anniversary at the Greenwich Concours International. Photo credit: Michael Furman (PRNewsFoto/Greenwich Concours d’Elegance)

Ferraris starring on Sunday include a 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet, 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning 1961 Ferrari 250 TRi/61 Spider, 1958 Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa Pontoon-Fender Children’s Car, 1949 Ferrari 166S Coupe and 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Coupe fresh from receiving a platinum award at this year’s Cavallino Classic.

“Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” was the motivation for the production of homologation specials, street-legal racecars sold in limited quantities by manufacturers to qualify for competition; significant examples, such as a 1975 Lancia Stratos Coupe, 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport, 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution and 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190 Evo2 Sedan will also power Sunday’s lineup.

Bonhams will host its Greenwich Concours Auction on Sunday, June 5th, 12:00pm. Viewings are on Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 9am-12:00pm. A Concours ticket and purchase of a Bonhams sale catalog are required for admission to the Sunday auction.

The automobile sponsors pavilions’ will surround the concours field, providing a chance to look over the latest high-end cars with many offering ride-and-drive opportunities leaving from the concours site. A display of luxurious yachts will line the docks.

The Greenwich Concours supports, AmeriCares, the international relief organization. www.greenwichconcours.com

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