2009 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance

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2009 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:33 am

Packard lovers in the Northeast may wish to take note of the 2009 Fairfield County Concours to be held September 12/13th at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, CT. It's a very nicely run event, I participated with my 34 Packard last year and can recommend it. Saturday is primarily for exhibitors with a driving tour, visits to musems, and a reception. On the 13th however there is to be a unique, probably one-time event of special interest, the gathering of postwar Packard concept cars with the Predictor expected to come from the Studebaker Museum, and with Ralph Marano expected to bring the Vignale, Pan American, Panther-Daytona, Macauley coupe, Balboa, and the recently finished Request. The field opens on Sunday at 10 AM and closes at 4 PM. CCCA members can get a reduced admission (normally $25). More info can be found at <www.fairfieldcountycouncours.com>

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Re: 2009 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance

Post by Stuart R. Blond » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:27 pm

Well -- this show was a BIG success. I will post two or three photos of each of the Packard concept cars parked under the tent, and a few photos of the 11 "other" Packards parked under the hot sun.

But first, let's start out with a shot of the see-through tailfin from the Predictor. Enjoy!
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Re: 2009 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance

Post by Stuart R. Blond » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:29 pm

The 1948 Vignale - the first of three photos.
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Re: 2009 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance

Post by Stuart R. Blond » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:30 pm

Vignale #2
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Re: 2009 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance

Post by Stuart R. Blond » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:30 pm

Vignale #3
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Re: 2009 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance

Post by Stuart R. Blond » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:34 pm

1951 Panther. Ed Macauley modified this senior car. By the mid-1950s, it featured a 1955 Chrysler hemi and dashboard. Ralph located the ORIGINAL supercharged engine and air-conditioner (yes - it had one for the rear-mounted refridge unit)!
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Re: 2009 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance

Post by Stuart R. Blond » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:35 pm

1951 Panther #2
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Post by Stuart R. Blond » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:36 pm

1951 Panther #3
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Re: 2009 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance

Post by Stuart R. Blond » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:37 pm

1952 Pan American
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Pan Am #2
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