Automotive Excellence Celebrated at the 14th-Annual Americana Manhasset Concours d'Elegance
October 16, 2018
If it's October, then it must mean one thing: Americana Manhasset's Concours d'Elegance is back! And what a show it was! Over 200 vehicles, both classic and current, converged at our center at sunrise -- their proud, respective owners putting the finishing polishes on their beloved vehicles before the crowds descended. With Mother Nature providing a cool, crisp day ideal for an al fresco outing (not to mention some shopping in between car ogling), hearts, both young and old, were delighted to the max!
The diverse entries of judged beauties ranged from classic Alfa Romeos, Lamborghinis, Porsches and Ferraris to more irreverent marques as MV Augusta, Autobianchi, Heinkel, Studebaker, Triumph and Delage. Joining our esteemed panel of judges, led by automotive expert and Chief of Judges Jeff Einhorn, were guests of honor Jason Castriota, global brand director for battery electric vehicles at Ford Motor Company, and Luca Ciancetti, chief engineer and head of SCG Racing.
No matter the automotive budget or taste, there was something for everyone. A fabulous Austin Healey Sprite MKII was right at home next to a Lamborghini Diablo SV Monterey Edition (#5 of 20, to be exact), as was Jim Glickenhaus's sleek SCG 003S street-legal race car adjacent to Redline Restoration founder Colton Amster's stunning 1939 Delage D6 3 Litre GP Racer. Speaking of the Delage, the blue beauty from Connecticut walked away with the Best in Show Award, an extraordinary hand-cut trophy from Saint-Louis bestowed by Priscilla Smith Gremillion.
As Long Island's most exclusive destination for world-class shopping and dining, we are proud to organize and host this annual Concours showcase, completely complimentary to all those who attend. We appreciate the support we receive from our community, not to mention the gear heads who make the pilgrimage from locations both far and wide.
Last but not least, a hearty thank you to our generous sponsors for making Concours Sunday a reality (and success!).
Event sponsors: Atria Senior Living; The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board; Dealertrack; Design Within Reach; Deutsche Bank Wealth Management; Douglas Elliman Real Estate / Knight Frank; Hugo Boss; Marcum, LLP; Saint-Louis; Skip Barber Racing School; Tiffany & Co.; Bar Frites; Bryant & Cooper Steak House; Cipollini Trattoria; Hendrick's Tavern and Toku Modern Asian.
Automotive partners: Autosport Designs; Bentley Long Island; Bespoke Motor Group; Ferrari of Long Island; Gold Coast Maserati; Karma Long Island; Lamborghini Long Island; Lincoln Motor Company; North Bay Cadillac; Porsche Gold Coast; Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Long Island and Tesla.