VignaleBodied 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria Celebrated as Best in Show at the 26th Annual Greenw
A 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria by Vignale was decided on as this year’s Best in Clearly show at the 26th yearly Greenwich Concours d’Elegance hosted by Hagerty. The 2022 event marked a return to the event’s regular June dates while further creating the weekend’s target on celebrating auto tradition on Saturday and honoring concours tradition on Sunday.

‘We consider that there is a ‘language’ in internet hosting a concours – the cars, the setting, the individuals – and you can find no improved time and position to do so than a spring Sunday together Greenwich harbor with fellow auto fans,’ claimed McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. ‘The Packard chosen as ideal in present embodies that spirit of that language – one that the judges regarded subsequent sizeable deliberation. A incredibly particular many thanks to all entrants, their teams and the winners.’

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Saturday’s Automobiles & Group offered by Griot’s Garage featured a few entertaining seminars as properly as Concours d’Lemons and RADwood displays. A variety of hands-on routines – experience & drives, racing simulators, Hagerty Youth Plans and far more – entertained fanatics and their households. On Sunday, equally domestic and intercontinental marques were celebrated at the 26th Annual Concours d’Elegance.
VignaleBodied 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria Celebrated as Best in Show at the 26th Annual Greenw
This year’s concours lessons included Alvis, Aston Martin DB, Cadillac Eldorado, Chrysler ‘Letter Automobiles,’ Rolling Bones Warm Rods, Powered by The united states, Vignale-bodied vehicles and a vintage pickup truck class. The 2022 concours featured motorcycle classes incorporated BMW and BSA.

Central to the weekend’s festivities was creator, driver, entrepreneur and motorsports innovator, Grand Marshal Judy Stropus. A slate of specialist judges, together with a document quantity of judges underneath the age of 30, targeted on layout, type and elegance while choosing this year’s winners.

Vignale-Bodied 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria Celebrated as Best in Show at the 26th Annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
The Finest in Clearly show trophy was awarded to the 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria, bodied by Italian coachbuilder Vignale and exhibited by The Marano Selection from Garwood, New Jersey.

Impartial company Packard lacked the economical may possibly of its rivals. In get to present some additional cachet to its lineup and invigorate stagnating gross sales, Packard purchased 7 thought autos together with this amazing one-off Convertible Victoria by Italian coachbuilder Vignale. Whilst development commenced in 1938, the vehicle was hidden throughout Planet War II and the perform concluded in 1948. The handsome aluminum overall body is mounted on a pre-war 1939 Packard 120 chassis and is run by a 120 horsepower, 282 cubic-inch, straight-eight. As if to fortify its European heritage, gauges are marked in kilometers and the taillights arrived from Fiat. The hood, on the other hand, opens from the two sides, just like a usual 1948 Packard. It was exhibited at notable European car salons in Packard’s exertion to obtain impact in the burgeoning European submit-war current market.

About Greenwich Concours d’Elegance
Vignale-Bodied 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria Celebrated as Best in Show at the 26th Annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
Founded in 1996, Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is a three-day premier motoring celebration in Greenwich, Conn. Special gatherings, luxurious shopping, ride & drives, new car experiences and entertaining seminars complement Friday’s Grand Tour and Saturday’s Automobiles & Community presented by Griot’s Garage. Sunday’s nationally regarded Concours d’Elegance celebrates traditionally important American and Global autos together the town’s picturesque harbor entrance. Each yr the celebration supports community charities as a section of Hagerty’s larger giving system. For far more about the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance check out our web page at GreenwichConcours.com.

About Hagerty, Inc. (NYSE: HGTY)
Based mostly in Traverse Metropolis, Michigan, Hagerty’s reason is to save driving and automobile tradition for long term generations and its mission is to develop a world enterprise to fund that function. Hagerty is an automotive fanatic brand presenting integrated membership items and systems as effectively as a specialty insurance policies supplier focused on the international automotive fanatic marketplace. Hagerty is property to Hagerty Motorists Club®, Hagerty Motorists Club magazine, Hagerty Drivers Foundation, Hagerty DriveShare™, Hagerty Valuation Tools®, Hagerty Media, MotorsportReg, Hagerty Garage + Social®, The Amelia, the Detroit Concours d’Elegance, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, the California Mille, Motorlux, RADwood and extra. For extra data on Hagerty remember to check out www.hagerty.com, or hook up with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Vignale-Bodied 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria Celebrated as Best in Show at the 26th Annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
Vignale-Bodied 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria Celebrated as Best in Show at the 26th Annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
Vignale-Bodied 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria Celebrated as Best in Show at the 26th Annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
Vignale-Bodied 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria Celebrated as Best in Show at the 26th Annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
Photograph credit rating: Greenwich Concours / Hagerty
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