Bruce Wennerstrom has once again proven himself to be quite the man about cars. His admirable Greenwich Concours legacy continues unabated with yet another superb two day event held in 2012 on June 3 and 4. The sun shone, the exhibits were superb, and entrants, spectators and sponsors found a lot to savor.

We enthusiasts and supporters at Automotive Restorations and Vintage Racing Services are once again delighted to have been a part of this event. Arrive early, get a couple of hundred very perfect cars parked and ready then help with all those details that make it all work well is the mission. Bruce’s structure works nicely and we were all pleased to do our part. Add to this that we found quite a number of the vehicles we’ve had our hands in on the field and the quality of participation builds. The photos tell the tale. A huge thanks to The Wennerstrom family, all those we worked with to see this come to light, and all those exhibitors and sponsors without whom we’d be lost.

We were once again happy to have the opportunity to help with Bruce Wennerstrom’s early summer New England motoring milestone. This was the 17th consecutive Greenwich Concurs and once again, Bruce had done all the homework such that it came off perilously close to …PERFECT. Well, OK perfect is simply a fantasy with an event of this level, but despite some weather gremlins and all the usual pitfalls, another fine exhibit ensued with good times had by all.

Some significant storms dropped a good deal of rain on Friday night into early Saturday morning. The weather Gods were on the side of car lovers though as the sun poked through around 9AM and stayed with us albeit behind the occasional puffy whole mass for the whole day. No shows, yes a few but the field of superb machinery was both well populated and quite exceptional. The forecasters had not quite called it right. They predicted rain for the morning. How could they know it had been banished by the gleaming radiations from fine automotive objects d’arte? Crowds were thin but built through the day. Awards aplenty were presented by days end and quite a few exhibitors went home delighted with their day.

Sunday is Concours Europa and what a day it turned out to be. The field of machinery was a treat for even the most jaded of aficionados. By 9:30 all was in place and the judging commenced. A distinguished group of experts kindly gave of their time both Saturday and Sunday to select the best among a full field of the best. Hard work indeed but done by just past 2PM such that we could start our drive by presentation on target about 3:00. Ed Herrmann, Jeb Ebbott, and Larry Prince did presentation of the honors after Bruce’s introduction. All went well with People’s Choice going to the marvelously Avant Guard RR PIII and Best of Show to one absolutely stunning Horch exhibited by Judge Cassini.

Pictures tell the tale for all the friends of ARI who found themselves on the field for the event. Thanks to all for going and showing. We all very much appreciate your participation as do all those who were able to feast their eyes on and learn a bit about some gracefully aged fine cars.

 The days start early; Kent Greets Jim at entry

The days start early; Kent Greets Jim at entry

 Brian and Peter’s Momo park in the Hybrid class (1)

Brian and Peter’s Momo park in the Hybrid class (1)

 Andy Bennenson’s 49 Sedanette show ready

Andy Bennenson’s 49 Sedanette show ready

 GDM photo Jeri Barrett’s 300

GDM photo Jeri Barrett’s 300

 Adenauer hardtop ready and judged

Adenauer hardtop ready and judged

 Mark Bean, Siata historian extraordinaire tells the tale

Mark Bean, Siata historian extraordinaire tells the tale

 Jim Utaski’ s superb 300SL awaits the judges

Jim Utaski’ s superb 300SL awaits the judges

Let the judging begin

 I find the mic until Bruce saves me

I find the mic until Bruce saves me

 After a brief shower, Peter Kalikow's Momo finds it’s class award. GDM photo

After a brief shower, Peter Kalikow's Momo finds it’s class award. GDM photo

 Ed Herrmann does it all so nicely

Ed Herrmann does it all so nicely

 Mark Bean, Siata congratulations by Bruce; RT photo

Mark Bean, Siata congratulations by Bruce; RT photo

 Admiral Faigle’s140 takes the prize RT photo

Admiral Faigle’s140 takes the prize RT photo

 The Barrett Family in line for award presentation

The Barrett Family in line for award presentation

 Damp drive means non-stop award drive by for Andy and Elizabeth’s Cisitalia small tires! GDM photo

Damp drive means non-stop award drive by for Andy and Elizabeth’s Cisitalia small tires! GDM photo

 Didn't get stuck!

Didn't get stuck!

 Our Tent: Right, 300SL prototype #003 in process, left 300SL # Completed in our shops and awarded at Greenwich in years past

Our Tent: Right, 300SL prototype #003 in process, left 300SL # Completed in our shops and awarded at Greenwich in years past