Bruce Wennerstrom, co-founder and chairman of Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, according to the organization.
Genia, his wife of 55 years and the concours co-founder, predeceased him in 2011. Bruce and Genia founded the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 1996, in Greenwich, Connecticut, the town in which they had lived since 1976, and made it one of the premier events of its genre.
They 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 Wennerstrom family has been an integral part of the organization, management and execution of the Greenwich Concours since its creation 20 years ago, and both the Concours and the Madison Avenue Sports Car 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, Bruce and Genia wished for donations to be made to AmeriCares, the charitable beneficiary of the Greenwich Concours.