The weekend following our Memorial Day remembrance finds the Northeast’s classic and collector car exhibit season getting underway in superb style with one of the season's best events. The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is indeed the place to be come early June. This two day event honors the best of domestic automotive history on Saturday, with the rest of the world’s vehicular finery exhibited on Sunday. What a show it proved to be at its 15th annual running June 5th and 6th of 2010.

The crew at ARI and VRS has been both privileged and pleased to help administer the event over the last several years. We were at it again this year, seeing that the exhibit is arranged properly, then assisting with all that was needed throughout both days to see it all come off perfectly. We all owe Bruce, Genia and the entire Wennerstrom family our thanks for creating so many superb Concours weekends over the last 1.5 decades.

We put an exhibit of our own together this year housing two Ferraris; one just completed and an identical car in bare metal soon to be restored in our shops. The Tale of Two Ferraris tells this interesting bit of happenstance and destiny. We are pleased to see that the truly superb group of expert judges saw fit to award a good number of exhibit vehicles we’ve had our hands in, illustrated by the photos following. Congratulations to all. Some pictures tell the story far better than I.

 Bill Shanahan’s freshly restored L88 Stingray garners an Award of Excellence...

Bill Shanahan’s freshly restored L88 Stingray garners an Award of Excellence...

 ...as does John Roll’s 59 Ford Retractable.

...as does John Roll’s 59 Ford Retractable.

 Lots of interest at the ARI exhibit.

Lots of interest at the ARI exhibit.

 Panel shop exhibit illustrates skill & coach-building craft.

Panel shop exhibit illustrates skill & coach-building craft.

 Murray Smith chats up the judges. Lots to tell about this very special Porsche which won Best German Sports, 1946-75

Murray Smith chats up the judges. Lots to tell about this very special Porsche which won Best German Sports, 1946-75

 Porsche engineer Helmuth Bott‘s personal car; it became the prototype and test bed for the Porsche Turbo.

Porsche engineer Helmuth Bott‘s personal car; it became the prototype and test bed for the Porsche Turbo.

 Bill Jacobs brought his superb ARI-restored Gullwing out to garner The Most Outstanding Mercedes Benz Award among some very stiff competition. Well done, Bill, thanks...

Bill Jacobs brought his superb ARI-restored Gullwing out to garner The Most Outstanding Mercedes Benz Award among some very stiff competition. Well done, Bill, thanks...

 ...which is exactly what I think I am saying to him.

...which is exactly what I think I am saying to him.

 An awfully nice Elva Courier MK 3 owned by Elva.

An awfully nice Elva Courier MK 3 owned by Elva.

 Michael Bowen in his superb Porsche 356B Convertible which has done a few miles since we applied that finish, shining and looking awfully good as Michael accepts an Award of Excellence.

Michael Bowen in his superb Porsche 356B Convertible which has done a few miles since we applied that finish, shining and looking awfully good as Michael accepts an Award of Excellence.

 A pair of Terrific Jags we’ve had our hands on; Peter and Nic Kalikow’s early alloy body XK120 fresh from the Mille Miglia in the foreground with Drake Darrin’s C Type just behind.

A pair of Terrific Jags we’ve had our hands on; Peter and Nic Kalikow’s early alloy body XK120 fresh from the Mille Miglia in the foreground with Drake Darrin’s C Type just behind.

 Charlie drives XK120 #670150 up to take the Mille Miglia award. Waiting to take the award for The Most Outstanding Jaguar presented by jaguar Cars of NA is Drake Darrin and with John Fitch aboard his C type. John drove this very car to a race win at Watkins Glen a number of years ago.

Charlie drives XK120 #670150 up to take the Mille Miglia award. Waiting to take the award for The Most Outstanding Jaguar presented by jaguar Cars of NA is Drake Darrin and with John Fitch aboard his C type. John drove this very car to a race win at Watkins Glen a number of years ago.

 Fresh from restoration in our shops, Andrew Bennenson brings his charming Webasto sunroof equipped Jaguar 3.8 Mark II to the stage to accept The Award for Best British Salon 1945 to 1969

Fresh from restoration in our shops, Andrew Bennenson brings his charming Webasto sunroof equipped Jaguar 3.8 Mark II to the stage to accept The Award for Best British Salon 1945 to 1969

 Just back from 1000 Rally miles having completed Rich & Jean Taylors entertaining New England 1000 event we find Hans Abrahams talking with the judges. Careful rally prep was followed by a quick trip back to us for some pre-concour detailing.

Just back from 1000 Rally miles having completed Rich & Jean Taylors entertaining New England 1000 event we find Hans Abrahams talking with the judges. Careful rally prep was followed by a quick trip back to us for some pre-concour detailing.

 Harvey & Sharon Siegel’s Alfa Romeo Guila SS coupe on display prior to driving up to accept its award for Best Italian Sports 1946 – 63

Harvey & Sharon Siegel’s Alfa Romeo Guila SS coupe on display prior to driving up to accept its award for Best Italian Sports 1946 – 63

 Rob Nimkoff and his superb Jaguar E type coupe about to drive by the Podium and accept his Award of Excellence. Well done Rob!

Rob Nimkoff and his superb Jaguar E type coupe about to drive by the Podium and accept his Award of Excellence. Well done Rob!

 The Automotive Restorations Exhibit at The 2010 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance.

The Automotive Restorations Exhibit at The 2010 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance.