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1998 Greenwich Concours d' Elegance
A Festival of Speed and Style

By Sean Doorly for Road & Track Online
Photos by Author

What is a Concours d' Elegance?

It is a French term that literally means "a gathering of elegance."

It aptly describes what took place at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich Connecticut on May 30th and 31st. Hundreds of classic cars were on display from a queer looking 1903 Oldsmobile Doctor's Coupe to the million dollar 1949 Dusenberg SI.

There were also dozens of race cars on hand from the sleek Bizzarrini Spyder to the 1959 Fiat Double Bubble.

Thousands of car enthusiasts showed up for the 2nd annual Concours founded by Bruce and Genia Winnerstrom. The Concours is a competition so judges picked their favorites in such categories as Best of Show and the Journalist Award. The crowd was not left out of the judging fun -- everyone was invited to pick their favorite car for the People's Choice Award.

This was a charitable event and part of the admission went to AmeriCares, the renowned international relief agency.

So step back into time and discover the rich and luxurious cars of yesteryear.


1959 Fiat Abarth Double Bubble 750 Zagato
Award for Best Post WWII European Sportscar
Owner: Alex Kirk

1938 Morgan Super Sport
Winner of People's Choice Award
Owner: James Perman

1949 Mercury Station Wagon (Woody)
Owner: Gene Sebastian

1934 Dusenberg SJ
Owner: Robert and Sandra Bahre

1906 Pope Hartford Model F
Winner: Best Vintage Auto
Owner: Louis & Robert Biondi

1930 Packard 745
Owner: Douglas Fernandez