2022 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Steps Up
The 2022 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance took place this past weekend with a bang. More than 8,000 automotive enthusiasts attended the event over three days, starting with the Grand Tour on Friday that was exclusively for concours entrants.
Hagerty inducted the 31st car into the Hagerty Drivers Foundation’s National Historic Vehicle Registry later that same day, a 1952 Hudson Hornet known as the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” that was raced by Herb Thomas. It was on display for the remainder of the show for attendees who were only able to attend Saturday or Sunday.
RADwood and More Fun
The Cars & Community event took place Saturday with more than 100 cars showing up for RADwood and the Concours d’Lemons, the latter of which featured a very impressive amount of rust and aluminum foil. RADwood, on the other hand, provided attendees with a chance to see some of the best cars of their youth, plus the chance to dress up like it’s 1989 all over again!
Hagerty’s Ride & Drive portion of the weekend gave 240 people the chance to get behind the wheel of some classic cars that included a 1960 Plymouth Fury and a 1970 Dodge Challenger. We’d just like to know where this event was when we started going to car shows all those years ago!
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance - Main Event
Sunday morning brought 140 classic and collector cars to the show field, comprising 18 different classes. Classic pickup trucks, Italian sports cars, American muscle, and modern supercars stunned everyone at the show. 57 judges were on hand to grade and award the best in class and best in show, along with a number of other awards.
Best in Show was won by a 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria, part of the Vignale-bodied category that showed off the Italian firm’s designs from both sides of the Atlantic.
The winner of the muscle car class was a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T that was finished in a near-perfect black paint and showcased one of the cleanest engine bays we’ve ever witnessed. The Supercar category was won by a 2022 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro which was a stunning car, although good luck if you ever want to try driving it on the roads in Connecticut – you’d need a lift kit to make sure none of that intricate carbon fiber bodywork falls off.
The show closed at 4:00 PM, but there were still people arriving to see whatever they could before it ended with less than 30 minutes to go. Hagerty has accomplished a truly impressive and important thing in turning the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance from what it was a decade ago into the Amelia Island-level event we witnessed over the weekend. Our hats off to them and we can’t wait for next year!