As the end draws near for one of America’s most iconic cars, the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance is doing its part to ensure that Pontiac does not ride off into the sunset in relative anonymity. As such, the organization is arranging a two-day extravaganza to celebrate the irrepressible legacy of the car that has captured the imagination of America in its 83-year run.

The two-day event will be held on September 12 and 13 at the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance in Westport, Connecticut. The main thrust of the event is to pay homage to the Pontiac Brand through a wide-ranging display of the most significant and iconic Pontiac models in history.

For 83 years, Pontiac has been one of the most influential car brands in America, responsible for producing all-American favorites like the Thunderbird and the Grand Am. But with the global economic crisis laying waste to everything it sees; Pontiac became expendable to General Motors, the company that owns the car brand. With GM in the middle of a huge bankruptcy issue, the company has been forced to cease the production of Pontiac cars by the end of 2010, ending a run of 83 years as one of America’s automotive icons.

“We are saddened to learn of the demise of an American icon,” says Bill Scheffler, Chairman and Founder of the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance. “But rather than look at it passively, we have decided to address the significance of this event for the American car enthusiast by bringing together a unique collection of Pontiac automobiles, among them America’s oldest Pontiac as well as the oldest Pontiac still with its original owner.”

Throughout the summer, the event will work round-the-clock to locate the most significant Pontias’s in America, including the two that was mentioned above: The oldest Pontiac in America and the the oldest Pontiac still with its original owner.

As an added incentive to entice the owners of these two vehicles to show up to the event, the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance is partnering with a number of other companies to provide the said owners and their Pontiacs a VIP treatment unlike any other.

The Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance will offer each of the winners free transport of their vehicles to and from the event courtesy of Fed Ex Auto Transport. Likewise, the winners will be lavished with two free First Class tickets from United Airlines and to top it all off, a free three-night’s stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

Those who may want to enter their vehicles in this prestigious event can fill up their entry forms here.

For more information on the event, feel free to check out the organizations website or email your inquiries at

Source: Fairfield County Concours

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  (4) posted on 06.19.2009

You fools---its FIREBIRD, not Thunderbird.

Pontiac, Ford, same thing, right? hahaha

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