Record Crowd Expected for October 4th
Fine automobiles, fashion and philanthropy take center stage...
HOLMDEL: Local officials are expecting a record crowd for the 2014 Monmouth County Concours to be held at Hop Brook Farm here in Holmdel. “The response this year has been tremendous,” noted Jeff Cruz, a Realtor with Weichert in Rumson and Founder of the event. “From an spectator interest standpoint, all indications are that we will host a record throng here on October 4 th”.
The Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance is New Jersey’s Classic Motorcar Festival. Over 150 pristine automobiles and motorcycles will be displayed and judged, many from museums and private collections throughout the tri state area. “Without question that this is the strongest, most diverse show field we have featured to date,” notes Cruz. With a 75 year range-1900 to 1974- there promises to be something to suit just about every taste. In addition to rare examples from Ferrari, Lincoln and Cadillac, two rare Duesenbergs and a Packard -all of which were showcased at Pebble Beach in August- highlight the Monmouth County Concours exhibitor list. “Thanks to the owners of these fine automobiles, aficionados no longer need to travel across the country to see exceptional cars - they are right here in New Jersey”, he states.
The Monmouth County Concours is led by a committee of “goodwill ambassadors” who share a passion for cars and philanthropy. For 2014, they partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, a group dedicated to helping youth through valuable one on one mentoring. This year alone, over 100,000 dollars was raised (gross) through the generosity of local businesses and individuals, with the total to date topping the half million mark.
In addition to fine automobiles and philanthropy, a highlight of the festival is the Concours Fashion Show scheduled for Victory Lane at 1 pm. Renowned clothier Stacy Gemma is the featured stylist with models transported in elegance via the finest examples from Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, and Ford.
The Monmouth County Concours d’Elagance takes place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. The $10 admission fee is a tax-deductible donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters; children 10 and under admitted free. Spectator parking provided at no cost courtesy of Vonage. For more information visit www.monmouthcountyconcours.com.