Fairfield County Concours still looking for national barn finds

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Time is running out to submit a barn find for the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance national barn find search. One month ago, the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance kicked off a national search to uncover long-lost historic vehicles from across the nation for display in a featured judging class at its 7th annual event. It will be held Sept. 12, at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Conn.

So far, the Concours reports that it has received some great submissions, but the search continues through July 30.



This 1949 Willys Panel Wagon was found in an old Hollywood, Calif.
garage, where it had been resting for 46 years, before the current
owner retrieved it.

“We are really seeing some great vehicles, but the search isn’t over just yet” said Bill Scheffler, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance. “We’re on the hunt for the best of America’s long-lost automotive treasures and we want to make sure we’re seeing as much as possible.”

One submission in particular, a 1949 Willys Panel Wagon, has caught the eye of some so far. The rare vehicle is in good condition but generally unrestored, containing all of its original emblems, hubcaps, bumpers. The vehicle was found in an old Hollywood, Calif. garage, where it had been resting for 46 years, before the current owner retrieved it.

Of course, finding an old classic car that has slumbered for years, untouched, not having seen the light of day can be quite an adventure. Sometimes it can require an exciting, but extensive search, perhaps in pursuit of a car that’s been heard of, but never seen; other times it can be an heirloom vehicle that’s been passed down from generation to generation; often, it’s the car that’s been sitting in an old garage, passed by many, just waiting to share its story. There’s no telling when or where these special cars turn up, but the Fairfield Concours is asking that America continue in the search.

Those who wish to submit a vehicle for consideration can do so by sharing their story and uploading photos of the vehicle to: http://fairfieldcountyconcours.com/barn/. Eligible vehicles can have already been “discovered” and dragged out of storage, but must not be substantially changed from the condition in which they were found.

About the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance
The Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance is one of the nation’s premiere classic automotive events, annually featuring a collection of more than 200 rarely-seen classic automobiles and motorcycles. The show has generated more than $100,000 to its charity, The Drive to Treat Autism Fund, providing support for diagnostic and treatment services for adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Sponsors of the Concours include: Porsche Cars North America, Tiffany & Co., Sports Car Market, Westport Resources, Bonhams, Moffly Media, Miller Motorcars, Fairfield Motor Cars, Lime Rock Club, Callari Auto Group, Passport Transport, Reliable Carriers, Bridgestone, Victorinox Swiss Army, Rubin Worldwide, Gartner, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Meguiar’s, Hagerty Insurance, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, Automotive Restoration Inc., American Iron Magazine, Roadbike Magazine, Vintage Rallies, Automotive Valuation Services and DBS Helicopters.

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