Bonhams will conduct a featured auction at the 2010 Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance, the first time the event has aligned with an auction partner in its seven-year history. The one-day auction will take place on Sunday, September 12th, with a full-day preview on Saturday, September 11 on the grounds of the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Connecticut.
“As a market leader in collectible motor cars, Bonhams was an obvious choice for us. We are honored to have them on board,” said Bill Scheffler, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance.
“Bonhams has a long tradition of associating itself with the car collector world’s most prominent events and we are delighted to move our popular Vintage New England fall auction to the Fairfield County Concours in 2010 as part of our continuing expansion in America,” said Rupert Banner of the International Motoring Department at Bonhams.
“Bonhams fall auctions in recent years have included the sell-out $7.5 million Richard C. Paine Collection auction and sales of property from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. We anticipate offering the finest pre- and post- war automobiles at this popular and growing concours event, with entries already including a ‘time-warp’ two owner from new 1916 Packard Twin Six Seven Passenger Touring.”
The 7th annual Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance will take place September 12, 2010 at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Connecticut. This year, the event’s featured judging classes will include Porsche, Bugatti and Period Hot Rods, Barn Finds and Custom Cars from 1948 – 1964. Special exhibits will include the 24 Hours of Le Mans, “Styled by the Wind” celebrating automotive aerodynamics, and a collection of elegant Packards with coachwork by Howard “Dutch” Darrin, including five special Packards from the collection of Ralph Marano.
The second annual Car and Motorcycle Club Celebration day will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2010. There will be more than 10 regional clubs in attendance. Seminars will be conducted on numerous topics of interest to collectors and enthusiasts. Additionally, the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance will hold its annual Nutmeg Tour for Autism fundraiser on Saturday, in support of the Drive to Treat Autism Fund which provides diagnostic and treatment services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
[Source: Fairfield County Concours]