The Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce the return of a restored 1935 American LaFrance fire engine that was originally in service in Cos Cob from 1935 to 1963.
This beauty will be on display in a central location of honor at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.
Currently the restored truck is in Greenwich having maintenance completed in advance of the event.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this beautiful fire truck back home in time to be shared with the public at the Concours d’Elegance. As we approach the hundredth anniversary of the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Company in 2022, this truck is a material link to our history and to all those who have proudly served our community,” said volunteer firefighter John Ongaro.
The truck’s owner, who displayed it in his office lobby in California for decades, has gifted it to the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department. The Chief of the Fire Company Gary Willson flew to California to accept it and arrange its cross-country transportation. The department has been giving hints about the return of the truck but is waiting for June 1 for the big reveal.
Greenwich Concours D’Elegance Schedule and link to purchase tickets:
Saturday, June 1st, 9:30am – 4:00pm is for American marques with special classes of orphan American marques (cars and motorcycles), pre-war supercharged cars, hot rods, custom cars, and supercars. The Zagato and Arnolt cars will also be on display. You can also preview the cars for auction in the Bonhams tent.
Sunday, June 2nd, 9:30am – 4:00pm is for foreign marques with special displays of Zagato, Arnolt, Bentley, orphan motorcycles and supercars.
General Admission tickets include an event program. Gates will open early at 9:30am for people who have purchased tickets online. Food is available for purchase onsite.
VIP Tickets include early entry at 8:00am, breakfast and lunch with the car collectors, poster, lapel pin, event program and VIP lanyard. *The Bonhams cocktail party is now sold out*
Saturday Night Gala is on Saturday, June 1st, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at l’escale restaurant in the Delamar Hotel and includes buffet dinner and open bar.