Cloudy conditions did little to dampen the spirits of loyal automobile owners, spectators, and enthusiasts who gathered on the elegant grounds of Hop Brook Farm in Holmdel on October 2nd for the 2016 Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance.
A spectacular display of automobiles competed for the coveted Tiffany & Co. Best of Show Cup, deservedly awarded to Mr. Robert Briglia and his stunning 1933 Packard 1006 Cabriolet. Other notable award winners included a 1917 REO M owned by Scott and Sue LeFebure, Mr. Stanley Goodman’s breathtaking 1961 Jaguar XK 150 S, a 1910 Packard Model 30 from Mr. Stephen Babinski and Mr. Bruce Doerr’s classic 1937 Harley Davidson UH, voted Best of Show for the Motorcycle class.
In addition to fine automobiles and motorcycles, guests were treated to a stylish Concours Fashion Show produced courtesy of the talented Sonya Cashner of Sonya Cashner & Co., assisted by MK Moscardelli. Models were adorned with jewelry from Tiffany and Co., Red Bank, and cutting edge fashion courtesy of J. Hillburn for men; Couture Exchange, Shrewsbury; and Chong Cha, New York.
Through the generosity of dedicated benefactors, the Monmouth County Concours d’Elegance raised more than $150,000 for 180 Turning Lives Around, an organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence for women and families in our community.
Bill Rothermel, the esteemed historian, author and speaker, served as Concours Grand Marshal, eloquently presiding over the day’s festivities.
Freeholder and former Mayor of Holmdel Serena DeMaso expressed her appreciation for the Monmouth County Concours for its commitment to local charitable organizations since 2008, and presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
To learn more, visit monmouthcountyconcours.com.