Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance Showcases Classic & Vintage Motorcycles

Westport, Conn., September 12, 2011.

Motorcycles are a key component to the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance and among the many ways the show continually differentiates itself from other similar events. The eighth annual concours, scheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2011, in Westport, Conn., will spotlight important bikes from around the world with a varied exhibit of motorcycles spanning the past 100 years.

Buzz Kanter riding Selma, his 1915 Harley-Davidson

More than 20 motorcycles from the United States, Europe, and Asia will be displayed chronologically amid the cars to illustrate their parallel engineering and stylistic development. Each has its unique significance in its rarity, famed restoration, owner’s personal story, use as perhaps a board track or flat track racer, or tales of WWII having seen use by the German army or the 1937 Brough Superior being shown by Victor Olson having been hidden from the Nazis in Holland. Two 1915 Harley-Davidsons that competed in the 2010 pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run from North Carolina to California will be on the show field with
Buzz Kanter might drive his in the Saturday, September 17 Fairfield County Concours Nutmeg Tour for Autism. A “barn find” 1928 Indian Scout will make its show debut after its 60-year hiatus in basement storage. A 1990 BMW K1 on view is a superb example of the marque’s superbike of the period.

Motorcycles will also be highlighted at the Bonhams Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance Exceptional Collectors’ Motorcars and Automobilia Auction on Sunday, September 18. Of special interest is “The Last Great Velo,” a 1969 Velocette Thruxton factory-built cafe racer that has been called the last of the great British
singles. Visit http://www.bonhams.com/usa/carsusafairfield/ for additional information.

The Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance showcases 200 extraordinary automobiles and motorcycles spanning the past 100 years and hosts Bonhams’ Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance Exceptional Collectors’ Motorcars and Automobilia Auction. The Concours d’Elegance show on Sunday, September 18 also highlights Chrysler Hemi-powered vehicles, CCCA Grand Classic 100 Point Winners, Porsche, Jaguar E-type, Woodies, Barn Finds, and Preservation Vehicles. Saturday, September 17 presents Car Club Day, Art + Automobilia exhibitors, Nutmeg Tour for Autism and Toast the Tour Reception, CCCA Grand Classic, and Bonhams Auction preview.

The Fairfield County Concours is grateful to its sponsors, which include Presenting Sponsor Porsche Cars North America, Tiffany & Co., Cadillac, Sports Car Market, Westport Resources, Bonhams, Moffly Media, Fairfield Motor Cars, Callari Auto Group, Miller Motorcars, Reliable Carriers, Rubin Worldwide, Gartner, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Meguiar’s, Hagerty Insurance, FIAT, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, Automotive Restorations Inc., American Iron Magazine, Roadbike Magazine, Vintage Rallies, Automotive Valuation Services, Monticello Motor Club,
Lime Rock Driver’s Club, The Delamar Hotel, Monticello Motor Club, Garage Style Magazine, Attitude Garage, Gieger’s Landscape Architects, Bringatrailer.com, and DBS Helicopters.

The event has raised more than $100,000 for The Drive to Treat Autism Fund supporting services for children and adolescents with developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders through St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services.

Visit the website, www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com.