Auto auction and event motors ahead in Greenwich
June 3, 2013 by Sarah
Greenwich played host to the sixth annual Bonham British auction of cars and motorcycles held at the 18th annual Concours d’Elegance yesterday – an event that featured classic cars, motorcycles, and yachts at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.
The weather proved hot and sunny, and about 10,000 to 20,000 people were expected to attend, many of whom invest six-figure sums in classic automobiles, while other car fanatics who simple enjoy viewing these awesome vehicles turned out too. Tickets for the event were $30 for one day for one adult and $45 for the two-day event for adults with the proceeds going to AmeriCares, a non-profit emergency response organization that delivers medical and humanitarian aid during disasters or in daily struggles around the world.
Among the featured cars in the auction were a 1967 Aston Martin DB 6 that conductor Leonard Bernstein once owned and sold for $825,000; a Pierce “Great Arrow” from 1905 that sold for $243,000 and a 1952 Jaguar XK120-OTS that sold for $115,000. There were 100 international cars for sale in total.
The Concours d’Elegance itself included many more cars that were on display and competing for awards, arranged in groups by their manufacturer around the central tents in the expansive grassy fields. Greg Giacchi, a dealer who has been coming to the event for four years, was one of the recipients of a trophy for his dark blue 1979 Pontiac Trans Am.