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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – (February 8, 2018): For 25 years, the Dodge Viper was the ultimate in American super cars. It served as a model for a race car. It had its own NBC television series and in 2010 in came in No. 10 on the list of “Most American Cars.”
A quarter-century after the first Vipers rolled out of the showroom in 1992, production of the Viper officially came to an end in 2017. The inaugural Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance – which will take place May 4-6 at The Greenbrier – will celebrate the end of that era with a special Viper class in this year’s event. Roy Sjoberg, known as the father of the Viper, and other members of “Team Viper” will also be on hand throughout the weekend to tell the unique and entertaining story of the Viper’s rise to prominence.
“The story of the Viper is an incredible one, and we are excited that Roy Sjoberg is going to be at The Greenbrier Concour d’Elegance to tell it,” said Wayne Long, Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance Director. “The Viper’s 25-year run has come to a close, but the amazing automobile will live on for years to come. We’re happy to honor its amazing legacy with a special Viper class and hope to have some of the best on display for all to see.”
Viper owners who don’t own Concours-caliber Vipers but still want to share their automobiles with the car lovers who appreciate them most are encouraged to participate in Car Club Day on Saturday, May 5. Those beloved Vipers can be on display on the Concours Showfield the day before the Concours d’Elegance, along with other club cars from around the country.
Celebrate a piece of automotive history with those who experienced by joining Sjoberg and the other “Team Viper” members at the inaugural Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance May 4-6 at America’s Resort.
The Dodge Viper History
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The history of the automobile and the history of The Greenbrier have been intertwined from the beginning. New cars have been unveiled on the storied grounds, and automobile dealers and manufactures from across the country have met in The Greenbrier's grand ball rooms and dined on the resort's award-winning culinary offerings.
This spring, a new story in The Greenbrier's automotive history will be written when the automotive world is introduced to The Greenbrier Concour d'Elegance, which will take place May 4-6, at America’s Resort, which has played host to celebrities and dignitaries for more than 250 years.
The newest Concours in North America will include a wide array of automotive events throughout the 11,000 acres of The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Sporting Club over the course of three days. Automotive enthusiasts will be treated to unique and unforgettable experiences that will make The Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance one of the most talked-about car events of 2018.
“The Greenbrier has a long history with automotive manufacturers and fine car owners, but this will be the first time we’ve had the pleasure of hosting an automotive event of this magnitude,” said Jill Justice, D.O., President, The Greenbrier. “There isn’t a better place to feature some of the finest cars in the world than at The Greenbrier, which has built a tradition of luxury for centuries. We’re incredibly excited to hold the first event of what we expect to be a can’t-miss tradition.”
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV. - The Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance is honored to welcome Paul Ianuario as Chief Judge of the inaugural concours, which will be held May 4-6, 2018, at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Ianuario has been instrumental in setting up the Concours classes to make the Greenbrier Concours unique in comparison to any other concours event around the world.
"People need to think of this event as the most unique experience that they've ever been too," he said. "Our selection committee is only going to invite cars that it feels are the absolute best in each class from around the world to set a standard like no other."
ABOUT PAUL IANUARO
-Paul Ianuario is a retired engineer who spent more than 40 years in the automotive supplier industry and has degrees in engineering, mathematics, and physics. Ianuario is the president of SLR Support Services, Inc. His company provides consulting services and support for museums and vehicle-related events. Ianuario was under contract for 20 years as Curator of the BMW Zentrum and recently stepped down from that position. He was an AACA Museum Director and served 11 years in that capacity.
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