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Concours, Of Course

If polo ponies have never lured you to the Fairfield County Hunt Club, maybe a 1963 Corvette will do the trick.

This weekend wickets will be replaced by wheels, as the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance takes over the often-passed-by, seldom-entered greensward off Long Lots Road near the Southport line.

The 7th annual event — combining all manner of cars (antique, sports, racing touring, vintage American and European) and rare motorcycles with seminars, demonstrations, exhibitions, artwork, tours and more — definitely has something for everyone.

It doesn’t matter if you’re the world’s expert on Chevy Fleetlines, or can’t tell a Maserati from a Kia.  You’ll find something of interest this weekend.

If you’re a car person you’ll realize it’s “one of the 4 or 5 best shows in the country,” says co-founder and chairman Bill Scheffler.  The event includes more than 200 classic and rare vehicles.

If you’re not, you’ll still marvel at the stories about hot rods, pre-war vehicles and “barn finds” (cars that languished under tarps for years).  You’ll learn a lot, on field walks led by experts and from informational placards posted near every auto shown.

Kids can enjoy taking apart a fiberglass replica, and posing for photos in cool cars.

This being Westport, there are opportunities to shop (and bid during the silent auction).

Tomorrow, over 50 rare cars take off from Hall-Brooke at 9:30 a.m., and return to the Hunt Club around 4 p.m.  The 50-mile jaunt through lower Fairfield County is called the Nutmeg Tour for Autism.

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