Connecticut Concours Car & Motorcycle Show

Every year there is a wonderful event held here in Connecticut to celebrate classic and special cars and motorcycles called the Fairfield County Concours. This year it will be held September 17 and 18, 2011.

If you would like to submit one or more of your motorcycles for this event, the deadline for submission is June 11, and the judges need at least 2 photos (3/4 front and side angle photo) of the each vehicle as well as a description.

According to a recent release from the judging commitee: 

2011 Judging Procedures
Each vehicle entered into the main field or featured class at the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance is eligible to win awards of four various types.

In addition to the popular choice ‘peer judged’ class awards the entrants vote on in their respective classes, the Hagerty’s Youth Judges choices and the People’s Choice award, the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance has a panel of judges noted for their experience and expertise in the collector car and motorcycle world who are responsible for the awarding of special awards.

This panel uses “French style” subjective judging. The vehicles on display are considered for awards on the basis of significance, style, originality, presentation and condition – in that order.

The guidelines they use in reviewing vehicles for the major weight of the score, the Subjective Evaluation, are as follows:

  1. Historic significance
  2. Innovation
  3. Timeless style
  4. Originality
  5. Provenance
  6. Visual appeal
  7. Suitability of color scheme

A bonus is given in the judging in case of a tie between cars and or motorcycles in a class to those which have participated in the Tour for Autism.

For more information on this car and motorcycle show please click here.

This year and in the past this event has been sponsored by American Iron Magazine and Classic American Iron Magazine.