Sunday: Get Set To Jet Downtown

When Annette Norton made the rainy decision to postpone last weekend’s rainy Outdoor Market to this Sunday (May 5), she thought her biggest issue would be letting everyone know.

She didn’t figure that — in addition to Main Street being closed right in front of the private parking lot behind Tavern on Main, where 2 dozen vendors of very cool jewelry, crafts and terrariums set up shop — a jet will be parked next door.

The street closing — which only impacts the first hour of the Outdoor Market — is for the Spring Concours d’Caffeine. Vintage and classic cars are on display.

So is a Cirrus Vision CF50 jet. It’s very light — but a jet is a jet.

Joining it is an ICON A5 amphibious light sport aircraft.

The Concours runs from 8 to 11 a.m. The Outdoor Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. So come for the cars and the jet. Stay for the crafts, music and food.

Who says downtown Westport is dead?

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Among the vehicles on display at the Spring Concours d’Caffeine:

1910 Mercedes Benz 37/90
1911 Simplex 90
1915 Dodge Brothers
2 Indy pace cars (Camaro ’69, Oldsmobile ’70)
Mustang retractable hard top
Mercedes Benz 190SL, 230SL, 280SL
1940 Lincoln Continental convertible
Several Porsche 356s
Several Triumph TR3s and 4s
Ferrari California
Acura NSX
2019 BMW I8.

The Ackleys from Fairfield, with their Dodge Brothers car. They were dressed in costume for a part in a new film, “The Chaperone.”

4 responses to “Sunday: Get Set To Jet Downtown

  1. Jack Backiel

    I remember around 1957, at the Fairfield County Hunt Club, I got to sit in an 1896 Locomobile. Somewhere there’s a photo. I guess they used to have car shows there.

    • Hi Jack,

      You should join the Fairfield County Region of the HCCA. We are the region that used to hold these car shows in the past. I am running it now and will be bringing some old brass cars and can fill you in and get you on our mailing list. We have a couple locomobiles that are still in the club from those days you remember….maybe they are one in the same!!!

  2. Mary Cookman Schmerker

    In honor of Beau James and the Downshifters there should be a 192? model A Ford Roadster.