Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance cancelled
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One of Connecticut's biggest classic car shows has been cancelled this year, according to Westport News.
The Concours d'Elegance, which is usually held in Fairfield County, was originally being transplanted from its usual venue at the Fairfield County Hunt Club, to a larger venue by organisers.
However, it seems like it has become a victim of its own success, because its growing popularity, which necessitated the location switch, meant that organisers could not actually secure anywhere large enough in time to hold 2012's show.
Spokesperson, Bill Scheffler, said that the event was gaining a national reputation and, as such, the organisers did not want to put it on in a place which would not cater to its developing needs.
The show had been running for eight consecutive years and Mr Scheffler says that they are still confident in its future, although it looks like it will have to go dark for another 12 months, while a suitable venue is chosen and all the other preparations are made.
It will no doubt be disappointing for local classic car fans that the show is being cancelled in 2012, although it is better to put it off for a year than damage the reputation of the event.