Concours d’Caffeine returns to Railroad Place Oct. 4

The Concours d’Caffeine held its first event on May 17, 2015 to rave reviews. More than 700 people enjoyed the Concours Exhibit of Cars of Connecticut and the cars of the more than 250 Cars & Coffee entrants.

Our event combines the concepts of a Concours d’Elegance, a display of classic and collectible vehicles, and a Cars & Coffee, an informal gathering of car enthusiasts where proud drivers congregate to kick tires, enjoy relaxed conversation with other enthusiasts and have a cup of coffee and view a Concours-style exhibit of featured vehicles. In addition, we provide pre-registered entrants with an exciting rally-style tour of lower Fairfield County.

Cars & Concours – view our Concours-style Featured Exhibit of Classics of the 20’s & 30’s and talk with owners in historic Saugatuck. This year’s exhibit includes a 1934 Packard Phaeton, a 1936 BSA Scout (one of the first front-wheel drive cars), a 1924 Marmon Speedster and several special vehicles that are rarely seen in public. In all, we will have fifteen rare and collectible vehicles representing two decades of automotive excellence and evolution.

Cars & Coffee – view cars and talk with owners who bring their domestic and foreign sports cars, classic and collectible cars. A number of area car clubs will come as a group with many exciting cars.

Cars & Rally – the first 40 who register on our website will depart at 11 a.m. on a 50-mile mini-rally through Southern CT, with a lunch stop.

Our showfield is in the historic Saugatuck section of Westport, Connecticut on Railroad Place along side of the Metro North train station with guest parking in the train station parking lots on Park Street or Ferry Lane. Railroad Place will be closed to traffic and Franklin Street will be closed at Charles Street to allow owners show vehicles to enter the parking area at the railroad station.

Entrance to the event from the Park Street lot will be through Luciano Park.

Show hours are 8 to 11 a.m. on October 4, 2015

For more information, go to www.concoursdcaffeine.com

About Concours d’Caffeine

Represents a new automotive event concept combining the elements of a Concours d’Elegance and a Sunday cars and coffee gathering. The focus of the event in Saugatuck is to provide an enjoyable Sunday morning event for owners and guests highlighting the historic Saugatuck section of Westport. Principals of the Concours d’Caffeine include founders Bill Scheffler, John Shuck, Tim Walsh and Frank Taylor and co-sponsor Weston Westport Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matthew Mandell.

About Concours Consulting Partners

The team consists of the organizers of the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance who conducted the event in Westport for 9 years. When the event closed after its 2011 event, they conducted a vintage car rally and fundraiser for St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services finishing on the Veterans’ Memorial Green with the tour cars on display. They are: Bill Scheffler, Co-founder and Chairman, John Shuck, Co-founder and President, and Frank Taylor, Executive Director.

About Vintage Rallies

Since their first rally event in 1993, Vintage Rallies has grown into an extended family group of thousands of car-enthusiasts who come back year after year to see their friends, enjoy their cars and share another 1,000-mile adventure. In 2014, they celebrated their 85th national event. They have held events in the Northeast US, Canadian Rockies, Southeast US, and Southwest US.  Their 2015 schedule includes the New England 1000 in CT, NY, MA and VT, the Southwest Passage in NM, CO and UT and the Mountain Mille in VA and WV. Principals in Vintage Rallies are Rich and Jean Taylor.

Crowd at the May Concours d'Caffeine event.

Crowd at the May Concours d’Caffeine event.

1934 Packard owned by William King of Redding

1934 Packard owned by William King of Redding

1936 BSA Scout owned by Richard Campbell of Whitestone, N.Y.

1936 BSA Scout owned by Richard Campbell of Whitestone, N.Y.

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