The 11th annual Westport Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Wilbur Scholarship Fund grants were presented today to 10 recipients by Officer Brendan Fearon, PBA president, at police headquarters. The Wilbur Scholarship Fund grants program was founded in 2007 by Dennis and Joan Poster who were also the principal sponsors of this year’s awards. Bill Mitchell, a sponsor and long-time member of the Wilbur Scholarship board, also attended the event. Each recipient received a check in the amount of $3,500. Pictured are (l-r) Bill Mitchell, Logan Rice, 20, of Trumbull, Charlie Sampson, 18, of Derby, Officer Brendan Fearon, Mariah Ventrella, 19, of Norwalk, Dennis Poster, Christopher Wolf, 18, of Oxford and Joan Poster.
Three recipients were unavailable to attend the event—Brittany Kelley of Shelton, Matthew Librandi of Stamford, and Amber Myer of Fairfield.
We have joined with Veloce Tours to present the Friends of the Concours d'Caffeine with an opportunity for a custom driving tour of Italy. Click here for more details.
Our show field is in the historic Saugatuck section of Westport, Connecticut on Railroad Place along side of the Metro North train station with guest parking in the train station parking lots on Park Street or Ferry Lane.
Our event combines the Concours d’Elegance and Cars & Coffee concepts into one event; an informal gathering of car enthusiasts, where proud drivers congregate to kick tires, enjoy relaxed conversation with other enthusiasts and have a cup of coffee and view a Concours-style exhibit of featured vehicles. Following the Concours event, we also have an organized rally-style tour, the Tour d'Caffeine. This year, it is renamed the Tour d'Espresso to complement the theme of the 10th Annual New Engand Chowdafest. Clelbrating its 10th year, the New England Chowdafest is held each year at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.
Our event is a fundraiser for the Westport PBA Scholarship Foundation.
They plan several special demonstration events - see our event schedule page for details.
The event is free to owners and show guests alike. Area businesses and restaurants will be open for coffee and lunch to make it leisurely Sunday of enjoyment for all attendees.
Concours d'Caffeine Exhibit -
Our Concours-style Featured Exhibit for our September 30,2018 event will consist of American Muscle Cars and Custom Cars. Owners are invited to submit their qualifying vehicle for consideration by using our REGISTER page and selecting Concours, and optionally the Tour d'Caffeine (for this Fall, the Tour d'Espresso), if you wish to join our tour after the Concours from Railroad Place to the 10th Annual New Engalnd Chowdafest at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. The first 20 cars that register will be part of the Concorus display on Railroad Place
Cars & Coffee -
View cars and talk with owners who bring their domestic and foreign sports cars, classic and collectible cars. A number of area car clubs will come as a group with many exciting cars.
In the Cars & Coffee part of our event, we invite interested area owners of domestic and foreign sports cars, classic and collectible cars and those interested in viewing beautiful vehicles and talking with their owners, to join us Sunday morning, September 30, from 8:00am until 11am. The event is a gathering of like-minded car folks. We also invite area marque clubs to attend as a group. If you let us know that you are coming, we will provide a club parking area for your club.
Registration for Cars & Coffee is optional, however the first fifty who register will be in a special parking area. Use our REGISTER page and select Cars & Coffee, and optionally the Tour d'Espresso, if you wish to join our tour after the Concours.
Cars & Rally - Tour d'Espresso Presented by Automotive Restorations, Inc.
The first 40 who register on our website will depart at 11:00 am on an approximately 50-mile mini-rally through Southern CT to the 10 Annual New England Chowdafest held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT. There is a registration fee for the tour.
Railroad Place will be closed to traffic and Franklin Street will be closed at Charles Street to allow owner's show vehicles to enter the parking area at the railroad station. Entrance to the event from the Park Street lot will be through Luciano Park.
We want to offer a special thanks to Westport Police Chief Koskinas, Lt. Belile, PBA President Brenda Fearon and PBA Vice President Scott Morrison, Corporal Erin Shaw and Staff Corporal Ashley DelVecchio, Fire Marshal Zygmant and Parks & Recreation Operations Supervisor DeVito for their assistance in planning the event to meet Westport’s requirements and the merchants of the Saugatuck area for their support.