2023 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

The second year of Hagerty’s stewardship of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance proved a massive success. The schedule was changed a bit from the previous year with Saturday showcasing the Concours de Sport in which more than 150 competed in more than 15 classes. But the family-focused activities including the Hagerty Future Drivers Club were still present, offering something to enthusiasts of every age.

Sunday saw the 27th annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance that featured Pre- and Post-War Alfa Romeos, Steam Cars, Post-War American, Italian, German, English, and Supercars – as well as the Cars of Wayne Carini who served as the Grand Marshal.

A 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B was selected as Best in Show at the Concours d’Elegance. The Alfa Romeo is known to have competed in racing events in the late 1930s, including finishing 3rd at the 1938 Mille Miglia and a first-place finish at the 1938 Stelvio Hill Climb. Following its racing activities it was rebodied as a road car by Pinin Farina.

Best in Show for the Concours de Sport was awarded to a 1965 Ford GT40 Mk I on display from a collection in Massachusetts. Although this specific chassis was never raced, it’s thanks to that fact that it remains one of the most original GT40s in the world.

In the years leading to Hagerty’s acquisition of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance the show had been in a state of decline, but in just two years Hagerty has taken a local car show and turned it into one with national awareness that may be on its way to being the next Amelia Island.