The event represents a new automotive event concept combining the elements of a Concours d’Elegance and a Sunday Cars and Coffee gathering. The focus of the event in Saugatuck is to provide an enjoyable Sunday morning event for vehicle owners and guests highlighting the historic Saugatuck section of Westport. Principals of the Concours d’Caffeine include founders Bill Scheffler, Tim Walsh and Frank Taylor and co-sponsor Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director Matthew Mandell, and Westport Downtown Merchants Association, Randy Hebertson, President.
The team consists of the organizers of the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance who conducted the event in Westport for nine years. When the event closed after its 2011 event, they conducted a vintage car rally and fundraiser for St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services finishing on the Veterans’ Memorial Green with the tour cars on display. They are: Bill Scheffler, Co-founder and Chairman and Frank Taylor, Co-founder and Executive Director and Tim Walsh.
Our event is a fundraiser for the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center located in the Banksville section of Bedford, NY. The Malcolm Pray Achievement Center inspires visitors towards success through a world-class automobile collection and the entrepreneurial story of Malcolm Pray. The Malcolm Pray Achievement Center offers programs to local schools, youth groups, families, senior citizens, car enthusiasts, and community centers. The mission of MPAC is to inspire students to start considering what career field they want to pursue and to offer the late Mr. Pray’s “12 Steps to Success” to help them achieve their chosen path. The “12 Steps to Success” resonate with principles and habits your learning community and parents instill daily. The Pray Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, continues the work of Malcolm Pray through the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center. Malcolm Pray’s passion for automobiles and his journey as an entrepreneur continues to inspire young people, families, and youth groups through innovative programs. Malcolm was a great supporter of classic car events allways willing to bring one of his collection. For more information about the Pray Achievement Center, click or tap here.