Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance Searches for Barn Find Automobiles and Motorcycles

Westport, Conn., May 4, 2011 -- The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance invites America to join in its search for Barn Find automobiles and motorcycles from within the contiguous United States for display at its eighth annual event on Sunday, September 18, 2011, in Westport, Conn., and to apply to exhibit at the show through its website before June 15, 2011, www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com/barn. The Fairfield County Concours, the first major event to present a Barn Find Featured Judging Class, is reprising last year's crowd-pleasing competition and eagerly awaits another bumper crop of discoveries with fascinating stories.

Barn Finds are automobiles and motorcycles that have been "previously unknown, or known and unattainable, or discovered through obscure means; all with a great story," explains Tom Cotter, renowned expert and author, and should still reflect the condition in which they were found. Concours attendees will vote for awards, and the first-place motorcycle winner will be included in Cotter's upcoming book on motorcycle barn finds.

"Bringatrailer.com will be the Presenting Sponsor for our Barn Find search this year, joining us to make our 2011 search a great success," said Bill Scheffler, Chairman of the Fairfield County Concours. "They have become a real force in the collector vehicle space in just a short period, with a huge audience of classic car fans checking their daily features of cars for sale, and we are pleased to partner with them. We look forward to their periodic updates about the vehicles that are entered and their post-event feature on the automobile and motorcycle winners."

Randy Nonnenberg, Bringatrailer.com's Editor-in-Chief, comments that, "We at Bring A Trailer are excited to partner with the 2011 Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance for the promotion of their people's choice Barn Find class. Our website specializes in discovering and featuring the best classics for sale, and our barn find features tend to stir more excitement than any others. We look forward to bringing that energy and excitement to the event this year, and can't wait to see what hidden cars are discovered in the coming months."

The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance, scheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2011, Westport, Conn., will showcase more than 200 of the world's most extraordinary automobiles and motorcycles spanning the past 100 years and host the Bonhams Motor Vehicle and Automobilia Auction. For further information, visit the website, www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com.

The Fairfield County Concours is grateful to its sponsors, which include Presenting Sponsor Porsche Cars North America, Tiffany & Co., Sports Car Market, Westport Resources, Bonhams, Moffly Media, Fairfield Motor Cars, Callari Auto Group, Miller Motorcars, Reliable Carriers, Rubin Worldwide, Gartner, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Meguiar's, Hagerty Insurance, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, Automotive Restorations Inc., American Iron Magazine, Roadbike Magazine, Vintage Rallies, Automotive Valuation Services, Monticello Motor Club, Lime Rock Driver's Club, The Delamar Hotel, Skip Barber Racing School, and DBS Helicopters.

About the Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance is a premier automobile and motorcycle event, showcasing more than 200 of the world's most extraordinary vehicles from the past 100 years. The eighth annual Fairfield County Concours is scheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2011, with a full day of related programs on Saturday, September 17 at the Fairfield County Hunt Club, Westport, Conn. The event has raised more than $100,000 to support its beneficiary, The Drive to Treat Autism Fund, providing support for diagnostic and treatment services for adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders through its partner, St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services. For further information, visit the website, www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com.

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