GREENWICH, Conn., /PRNewswire/ -- The 25th Anniversary edition of the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance has been canceled due to coronavirus health concerns, Hagerty announced.
"We all love cars and the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, which is a highlight of the year for thousands of car fans across the region and nation," said McKeel Hagerty, chairman of the event. "But what matters most is the safety and well-being of our friends, families and loved ones."
The Concours, he said, will return in 2021 with exciting new classes and features. In the meantime, once public health officials agree that it is safe to congregate again, Hagerty plans to host local car events to engage and energize car and driving fans and whet their appetite for next year's show.
Mary Wennerstrom, executive director of the Concours, said sponsors, local officials, car owners, Concours fans and vendors have been notified of the cancellation and are supportive. "I think everyone understands this is the wisest course of action. They're all disappointed, of course, as are we, because the Greenwich Concours is such a staple on the local event scene. But we'll pour our energies into making the 2021 event the best ever."
Anyone who has purchased a ticket to the 2020 event, originally scheduled for May 30-31 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, will receive a full refund through Showclix.com within 7-10 business days.
Hagerty is working to identify other ways to raise money for Americares and the Hometown Foundation, the Concours' longtime charity partners. For more information on the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, please visit greenwichconcours.com.