WESTPORT, Conn., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, the Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance recognizes and applauds individuals who dedicate their energies to furthering the field of collecting and to preserving significant automobiles and motorcycles to the benefit of others by honoring them with Sharing the Passion awards.
McKeel Hagerty exemplifies the qualities inherent in this tribute through his commitment to ensuring the longevity of the collector car community. The Collectors Foundation that he founded preserves the collector-car and boat hobbies by providing scholarships for education, library and museum programs, and youth-oriented activities. Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc., promotes the heritage of the automobile and advocates for collector-car owners in legislatures through the family-founded Historic Vehicle Association. His youth involvement initiatives include Operation Ignite! Connecting Cars and Kids Program. The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance welcomes the Hagerty Youth Judges for the fourth year, inviting kids age 8 to 15 to learn the basics of judging.
Peter Egan, our 2011 Featured Artist - journalist, motorcycle and car collector and restorer, test driver, and tourer—captures the spirit of motoring. He proffers his passion, knowledge, humility, and humor to us as he shares his adventures in his columns that leave many a reader eagerly awaiting the latest issues of Cycle World and Road & Track magazines. His numerous books also create a spark of enthusiasm for seasoned experts as well as novices with his contagious energy and enduring hope in tackling yet another project and taking one more drive.
Thanks to our sponsors including Presenting Sponsor Porsche Cars North America, Tiffany & Co., Cadillac, Sports Car Market, Westport Resources, Bonhams, Moffly Media, Fairfield Motor Cars, Callari Auto Group, Miller Motorcars, Reliable Carriers, Rubin Worldwide, Gartner, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Meguiar's, Hagerty Insurance, FIAT, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, Automotive Restorations Inc., American Iron Magazine, Roadbike Magazine, Vintage Rallies, Automotive Valuation Services, Monticello Motor Club, Lime Rock Driver's Club, and The Delamar Hotel.
The event has raised more than $100,000 for The Drive to Treat Autism Fund, supporting services for children and adolescents with developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders through St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services.
Visit the website, www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com/2011_Sharing_the_Passion_Award.pdf .
High-resolution images are at www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com/mimages.html.
Marianne Brunson Frisch
SOURCE Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance