Westport, CT -- Following four months of
evaluating numerous alternative venues and show
formats after losing its location at the Fairfield
Hunt Club, organizers have announced there will
be no Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance this
"Each venue we evaluated brought with it
challenges and opportunities for an event of our
scope, with regional reputation and headed for
national repute. Ultimately, we concluded that
(photo: courtesy Fairfield County
none of the options enabled us to continue our
steady growth over eight years and onward
towards our greater goals," said event chairman Bill Scheffler.
The concours grew rapidly from its inaugural 2004 show at Westport's Veterans Green to become
one of the top auto and motorcycle events in the U.S. The 2007 move to the Hunt Club allowed
for new exhibits, a full weekend of events and the addition of Bonhams' collector car and
automobilia auctions in 2010 and 2011. Growing to more than 10,000 attendees last year found
the event at the limits of the current venue.
"We introduced a number of innovations to the concours scene, and took extra care to make the
experience for the vehicle owners a pleasurable one," noted concours president and co-founder
John Schuck. "One of our goals from the start was to welcome a new group of enthusiasts both
young and old to our passion through education and the sharing of information."
The Fairfield County Concours Consulting Group has been formed by the founders and
management of the event, and is actively developing new concepts in vintage and motorcycle
events, including providing educational essays on each vehicle, on-field tours led by experts, and
integrating motorcycles and "barn-find" vehicles in the concours setting. Organizers stated that
the next version of the concours, "to be launched in 2013, will continue the Group's commitment
to displaying the best of the best."
Over its eight-year span, the concours raised more than $100,000 for The Drive to Treat Autism
Fund, in addition to working with local arts and children's organizations and charities, The Rotary
Club, and local and regional car and motorcycle clubs.
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