Concours d'Elegance

Concours d'Elegance

First held in 1996 the Greenwich Concours D'Elegance is an annual event that takes place in Greenwich, Connecticut. The event kicks off Friday afternoon with a car parade down Greenwich Avenue, and is followed by the Concours Americana and Concours International at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the event and my third year of attending it (hence the cover photo with the big number 3). I am fortunate enough to live only a 20 minute car ride away and it has also somewhat become an annual event and meet-up with two friends of mine. This year we decided to attend Saturday's Concours Americana which showcases vintage American automobiles and motorcycles. Below is a selection of photos from today's event. My personal favorites were the Chevrolet Chevelle, the Duesenberg and the Merkel motorcycle. 

This year I tried to focus more on the details of the automobiles to complement photos I had taken in prior years. Unfortunately, it is challenging to get close, because the automobiles and motorcycles are, understandably, guarded by a security rope. Nonetheless, I tried my best from a safe distance with my 50mm lens and the sun-light was a great partner. 

All photos were made with the Leica MP and Summicron 2/50 on Kodak Portra 400. Film was rated at 200. Photos were developed at home using Tetenal C-41 kit (no pulling or pushing), and scanned using the Nexlab Pakon (non-plus).

Hamburg

Hamburg

Chi-city

Chi-city