Published: September 30, 2015
GREENWICH, CONN. — The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance with great sadness has reported that Bruce Wennerstrom, the organization’s co-founder and chairman, died on September 30 at the age of 88 in Greenwich Hospital. On the organization’s website, the following is posted: “We wish to thank the many friends, physicians and others who provided Bruce with great care, love and support. Bruce and his wife, Genia, who died in 2011, founded the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 1996. Bruce and Genia were also the owners and directors of the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society, a club of automobile enthusiasts established in 1957 that meets monthly at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City. The two shared a broad interest in cars and motorsports and thought their hometown of Greenwich was the ideal location for a true world-class concours. The Wennerstroms were successful in creating an event that is now recognized as one of the top shows in the country.
“The Wennerstrom family has been an integral part of the organization, management and execution of the Greenwich Concours since its creation 20 years ago. Both the Greenwich Concours and the Madison Avenue Sports Driving and Chowder Society will continue to be operated by their children, Nord, Leif, Kirk and Bria, as well as their daughters-in-law, Mary and April.
“The family will announce plans for a memorial tribute in the near future. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to AmeriCares, the charitable beneficiary of the Greenwich Concours: www.americares.org.”
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