Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance Bids Farewell
1981 Corniche II Rolls-Royce
1977 633CSi BMW
1973 Fidia ISO
1973 911 RS Carrera Porsche
1972 M19C McLaren
1970 701 March
1968 GT40 Ford
1966 T70 MKII Lola
1962 25 Lotus
1961 Silver Cloud II Rolls-Royce
| Bill Scheffler, Chairman, and John Shuck, President, of the Fairfield County Concours Consulting Group announce that after four months of evaluating numerous alternative venues and show formats after the loss of its location at the Fairfield County Hunt Club, there will be no 2012 edition of the Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance. '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 none of the options enabled us to continue our steady growth over eight years and onward towards our greater goals,' said Scheffler.
The Fairfield County Concours rapidly grew from its fledgling show in 2004 at Westport, Connecticut's Veterans Green to become by 2011 one of the country's top ten automobile and motorcycle events. A move to the Fairfield County Hunt Club in 2007 allowed for new and exciting exhibits, a full weekend of events, partnership with additional significant sponsors, and notably, the addition of Bonhams automotive and automobilia auctions in 2010 and 2011. Continued success and growth to over 10,000 attendees by 2011 found the Fairfield County Concours at the limits of that 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. 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,' commented President and Co-Founder John Shuck.
The Fairfield County Concours Consulting Group has been formed by the founders and management of the Fairfield County Concours and is actively developing new concepts in vintage automobile and motorcycle events. These exciting ideas build on the accomplishments and innovations of the Fairfield County Concours, including the facilitation of on-field public access to the vehicles and collectors through providing educational essays on each vehicle, on-field , expert-led tours, and the pioneering in the integration of motorcycles and 'barn find' vehicles in a concours setting. The next iteration of the Concours, to be launched in 2013, will continue the Group's commitment to displaying the best of the best, as demonstrated through the years of the Fairfield County Concours.
| The World's most valuable Austin-Healey restored to its former glory unveiled at BonhamsNOJ 393 – the ex-Works 1953-55 Austin-Healey Special Test Car/100S – realized a world record £843,000 when sold by Bonhams in December 2011, despite being untouched since the 1960s and presenting in 'barn find' state. Now, after a comprehensive and sympathetic restoration by marque specialists in Australia, NOJ 393 has returned home.|
The story of NOJ 393 is well known. It was one of the Works Special Test Cars that ran in the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hours, later became the 100S prototype – racing at ....
| Bonhams auction at the Spa Classic realizes €3.4 million in its debut yearHighlights include top prices for several Ferraris, and for a Lamborghini Miura that was factory restored under the supervision of Valentino Balboni.|
Some of the fastest production cars of the 1960s and 1970s went under the hammer at the inaugural Bonhams auction during the Spa Classic weekend on Saturday 25th May, realizing a total of almost €3.4 million.
Leading the way was Lot 20, a 1964 Ferrari 275GTB Berlinetta offered with well-documented period competition history, which sold well a....
| Impressive line-up of automobiles to be auctioned at Greenwich• Numerous British and European sports cars and American classics to feature strongly at forthcoming auction|
In just a few days at the beautiful waterfront park in Greenwich, Connecticut, Bonhams will host its sixth annual motorcar auction in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance.
Led by some extremely noteworthy highlights from Bugatti, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce, the 100 car-strong roster – the event's largest ever offering – will present an extraordinary line-up of....
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Elsewhere in the auction a trio of barn finds – a DB4, a DB5 and a DB6 – realized a combined total of well over half a million pounds
The entire auction was 100 per cent sold at £10 million in Aston Martin's centenary year
The Bonhams auction at the Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, UK, on Saturday 18th May set a new world auction record price for an Aston Martin in the m....
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The annual Bonhams auction of Aston Martin and Lagonda cars, the 14th to be held at Aston Martin Works, celebrated 100 years of the marque and had the distinction of b....
| Global interest building for Fangio Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix CarThe double Formula 1 Grand Prix-winning Mercedes-Benz W196 which helped five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio to his second drivers' championship in 1954 – to be offered for sale by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 12th July – has already attracted enquiries from potential buyers on three continents.|
The 2½-liter straight-eight single-seater – chassis number 00006/54 – was the first open-wheeled, 'slipper'-bodied postwar Mercedes-Benz to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix, an....
| Bonhams to sell the Ferrari that was John Lennon's first carThe Ferrari personally selected by Beatles singer/songwriter John Lennon as his first car is the latest important motor car to join the line-up for the Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, UK, on Friday 12th July.|
In February 1965 The Beatles recorded Ticket to Ride – a song that would become one of their biggest hits, topping both the UK and US singles charts. By happy coincidence, that same month, the news that Lennon had passed his driving test made headlines ac....
| Swiss classic car investment tops Bonhams Paris portfolio• Two classic cars sourced in Switzerland more than double their estimates at Bonhams Grand Palais auction|
Two motor cars sourced from the same Switzerland-based collector were among the top lots in the €13 million Bonhams sale at the Grand Palais in Paris on Thursday 7th February, selling for a combined total of €974,050.
Both vehicles were bought new by the late Dr Gentinetta and his wife Lotti, and were housed in Zermatt, Switzerland, until the sale this month. Dr Gentinetta, k....