Concours events, which offer higher-end and decidedly more original vehicles than routine car shows, continue to grow in Connecticut. The Colonial Concours d’Elegance joined the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 2021. It returns in 2023 for a third year and will be joined by the new Roxbury Concours d’Elegance.
The Colonial Concours d’Elegance will be staged July 21-23 at Candlewood Farms, 214 Candlewood Mountain Road in New Milford, CT. The event originated two years ago at Hawk Ridge Winery in Watertown, CT before moving to New Milford in 2022.
The new Roxbury Concours d’Elegance will be staged Sept. 8-11 at Hurlburt Park, 18 Apple Lane in Roxbury, CT. It will benefit the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Association.
Vintage cars will be judged on originality and authenticity as well as on design, styling and elegance. The concours begins with a 1 p.m. party on Friday at Mine Hill Distillery in the Roxbury Station area of town followed by a rally at 3 p.m. Gates will open for the show at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Colonial Concours d’Elegance benefits the Connecticut Humane Society, the New Milford Fire Department, the John Pettibone Scholarship Fund and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. It begins with a kickoff party at 1 p.m. Friday at Woodbury Brewery followed by a rally at 3 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will launch the concours season in the state. It will be held June 2-4 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street in Greenwich, CT.
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