2021 Greenwich Concours d’Lemons – Winners and Photos

The inaugural Greenwich Concours d’Lemons clattered onto the waterfront green at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, as part of Hagerty’s Greenwich Concours weekend. A revised two-day format featured a full classic concours on Sunday and a less buttoned down gathering on Sat. that featured RadWood, Porschella and the oil burning, rust crumbling hoopties of the Concours d’Lemons. Good examples of bad cars and bad examples of good cars thrilled the crowd while wild eyed owners extolled the virtues of their crap cans to anyone who dared get close enough.

Connie Rainey of Glastonbury, CT took home “Worst of Show” honors with her showroom condition 1978 Ford Pinto. Connie restored the diminutive pony car after determining the tangerine color and “Alpine Plaid” interior were too rare a combo to be used as a parts car for their 24Hours of Lemons Pinto racing effort.  As part of the restoration Connie swapped in a 2.3L turbo charged motor from a mid 1980’s Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, doubling the Pinto’s horsepower. The ill-advised engine swap, restoring a car that most would rather scrap and providing the judges with “fireball” themed bribes earned Connie top honors and one of the show’s thrift store sourced trophies.   

The Concours d’Lemons is inexplicably sponsored by these otherwise respectable companies:
eBay Motors
Griot’s Garage
Classic Motorsports Magazine

Worst of Show
Connie Rainey – Glastonbury, CT – 1978 Ford Pinto


Rust Belt American Junk – GM
James Brodowski – Cranford, NJ – 1997 Pontiac Sunfire


Rust Belt American Junk – Ford
Thomas Hart – Harvard, MA – 2011 Ford Crown Victoria


Rust Belt American Junk – Other
Mark Johnson – New Britain, CT – 1965 King Midget


Soul Sucking Japanese Appliance
Jeremy James – Oswego, NY – 1992 Honda Beat


Der Self-SatisfiedKrauttenWagen
Travis Washay – Milford, CT – 1960 Goggomobil T250


Unmitigated Gaul
Jeffrey Brown – Delmar, NY – 1986 Citroen CX/Heuliez Quasar ambulance


Needlessly Complex Italian
Chris Martin – Windham, NH – 1987 Maserati 425 Biturbo


Rueful Britannia
Charles Waugh – Ansonia, CT – 1974 1/2 MG  MGB GT


Slightly Better Than a go Kart
Erik Koniger – Thomaston, CT  – 1982 Mercedes 300d


Sight For Sour Eyes
Jeannette Lenzen – Shelton, CT – 1989 Ford Taurus SHO


Best Back Seat
John Sharkey – West Islip, NY – 1991 Nissan Serena


Driving on a Prayer
Max Dymerski – Shelton, CT – 2000 Nissan Maxima