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Fairfield County Concours to Reassess After Losing Westport Venue

The annual car show, which celebrated its eighth year in September, is “redesigning its future programs,” after having lost its venue for the past four years, the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport.

The , featuring rare and exotic automobiles, is reportedly “redefining its focus for the future” after having lost its venue for the past four years, the in .

The annual car show, which celebrated its eighth year in September, is “redesigning its future programs,” according to a press release, not only due to the loss of the venue, but also as organizers increase their commitment to “presenting the very best of cars and motorcycles in a comfortable and sophisticated environment.”

Prior to being held at the Hunt Club the show was held each year since 2004 at Veterans Green in Westport.

The show’s organizers will announce their plans in early 2012, according to the release.

The move from Veterans Green to the Hunt Club in 2007 enabled the car show to grow to become the fourth largest of its kind in the country. This year it attracted about 10,000 attendees, according to the release.

The move to the Hunt Club also allowed it to add “new and exciting exhibits” and a “full weekend of events,” including in 2010 and 2011. The venue also gave organizers more opportunities to form partnerships with sponsors.

“We are looking forward to our next chapter, in which we expect to take the best of the last eight years — the impressively high quality of vehicles we have presented, the dedicated and enthusiastic owners who have shown with us, and the sponsors who have honored us with their support — and craft it into a concours of depth that showcases truly fine vehicles from the best collections,” said Concours Chairman and Co-Founder Bill Scheffler.

According to the release, the event has thus far , supporting services for children and adolescents with developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders through St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services in Bridgeport and Westport.

william wallace December 20, 2011 at 06:22 PM
What's missing in this report if why The Hunt Club closed down on the event... a quote, a comment? w.n. wallace, Hunt Club neighbor.
Chris Rueli (Editor) December 20, 2011 at 08:11 PM
William, A Fairfield County Hunt Club employee said a comment would have to come from their "board" and that employees could not comment. I am waiting to hear back from them.
Bobbie Herman December 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM
Why not rent Winslow Park? It would bring revenue to the town.
Chris Rueli (Editor) December 21, 2011 at 06:24 PM
Unfortunately, Winslow Park does not have the amenities the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance is looking for. "Organizers increase their commitment to 'presenting the very best of cars and motorcycles in a comfortable and sophisticated environment.'"

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