Monmouth County Concours
Benefits Local Youth
HOLMDEL October 5: Crisp fall temperatures, sunny skies and golden cornfields provided the perfect backdrop, as Hop Brook Farm in Holmdel again played host to New Jersey’s Classic Motorcar Festival.
For New Jersey automobile enthusiasts and aficionados, there is nothing quite like the Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance. The annual event features an upscale, artful exhibition of 150 rare classic automobiles and motorcycles– along with a stylish fall fashion show - all for the benefit of local worthwhile charities.
Since the inception of the event in 2008, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to benefit local causes. This year the Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance raised over 70,000 dollars to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, a group dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged youth through valuable, one on one mentoring.
“My committee enjoyed partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and supporting their mission,” says Jeff Cruz, a local Realtor with Weichert in Rumson and Founder of the event. While the automobiles on display certainly garner attention in their own right, event organizers have always held higher aspirations for the event. “The goal of the Monmouth County Concours is twofold: to host the finest automobile exhibition on the east coast while raising funds and awareness for those who need it most” Cruz states.
Automobiles from private collections in NJ, NY, CT, MA and beyond regularly apply to be included on the show field. The 2014 Best Of Show was presented to a spectacular 1929 Duesenberg Model J that incidentally was also awarded at prestigious Pebble Beach this past August. Other notable vehicles on display included a 1927 Rolls Royce Playboy, a 1931 Minerva, and a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC. A fabulous 1934 Packard Dietrich Convertible was the recipient of the 2014 Monmouth County Concours Cup.
For full judging results or more information on the Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance, visit www.monmouthcountyconcours.com. Or call 732 946 3630.