Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show

Yesterday, we brought you some of the highlights from the 2013 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, including some of the top rides and automobilia from the Bonhams auction, and our reasons as to why shows like Greenwich are worth making the trek for. There was one more element that makes the Greenwich Concours one of the most entertaining car show that one can attend– the parking lot. It is like a gala ball for well-heeled automotive enthusiasts. You have to wear your best sunday dress, in the shape of automotive rarity. And remember, these cars were driven here, for the sake of enjoyment and sharing these cars with the world, making the parking lot of Roger Sherman Baldwin Park perhaps the single best part of this show. Fun fact: Entrants in the actual show have to wait two years before entering their car again, so there are plenty of terrific vehicles that, by default, cannot compete. Hence, you get the collection of automobiles assembled here, including this Alfa Romeo Montreal:
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
This Bentley Continental Touring has all the fixings of a prop car in a late 90's Puff Daddy music video...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
The MGB-GT is an affordable shooting brake, and is a more usable version of the MGB. A limited run of the MGB-GT came equipped with a 3.5-liter Rover-sourced V8. That would be fun...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
Obligatory DeLorean. Even had a flux capacitor. Still, that wold not have helped the three-hour drive back to Boston...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
A late 70's Cherokee puts a smile on this Jeep-fan's face...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
But an International Scout (a special Midas Edition, which is on sale for $12,500), that will pique my interest indeed...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
The Targa is one of the coolest and unique variants of the 911. In 1967, Porsche suspected that the US government would outlaw convertibles, so they created the Targa, with its rollbar setup with dual tops...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
The owner of this Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG chose wisely in the red-on-black scheme...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
But that color combination doesn't mean shit in the context of this vintage 911...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
Which was parked next to a Rolls-Royce shooting brake. Um yeah, that'll do the trick...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show
But that was not the strangest car here. No, that honor goes to the "67" Italia GTS Prototype. Based on the Mazda Miata, it features a removable targa top and classic sportscar styling...
Greenwich Concours Parking Lot Is The Show Within The Show

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