The 2013 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Richard’s Car Blog’s first post was February 13, 2015. My Alfa Romeo had already been in my possession for almost two years, and I wasted no time in creating posts about my adventures with the car, including my participation in that’s year’s New England 1000. (The Alfa was also driven in the 2013, 2014, and 2018 versions of that classic car rally).

Perusing photos taken before this blog’s launch, I’ve come to realize that many of the events I’ve attended or participated in prior to 2015 have never been covered here. So I am dutifully making amends, and enjoying the glances in the rear-view mirror.

In June of 2013, having owned the Alfa for a grand total of 3 months, I entered it in that year’s Greenwich (CT) Concours D’Elegance. Bruce Wennerstrom, founder and chairperson of the show, knew me well, as my Isetta had been at this same event in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2010. For 2013, I was grouped with a variety of other beautiful Italian machinery. The weather was gorgeous, and so were all the other show cars. While no trophy came my way that day, my wife and I enjoyed the drive to and from CT, and also enjoyed taking in the sights within Roger Sherman Park, the verdant location of the Greenwich show each year.

My 1967 Alfa GT 1300 Jr

 

Rolls-Royce

 

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

 

Aston Martin

 

Ferrari 330 GTC (my ATF)

 

Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale

 

Jaguar XK-150

 

The other Italians in my circle (with one French interloper)

 

Bugatti

 

Fiat Dino Spider

 

Isetta police car (to catch jaywalkers)

 

Lancia

 

Lancia interior

 

Bruce Wennerstrom (right, white hat) prepares to present another award

 

On our way out (photo courtesy Dennis Nash)

 

 

All photographs copyright © 2022 Richard A. Reina. Photos may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission.

 

 

 

One thought on “The 2013 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

  1. I’ve been enjoying your recent retrospective posts about these events. The few times I’ve been able to attend the Greenwich Concours have been memorable. I also pride myself on being able to identify most of these cars, especially the post-war European models, However, I’m completely stumped by the the one you didn’t name in your captions, that sleek red coupe in the Italian section with the Citroen SM. Looking at the size of the wheels, I’m guessing it might be some Italo-American V8 hybrid like an Iso or Apollo but like nothing I’ve seen before. What is that mystery car?

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