The cool, crisp autumn air was settling in as a parade of antique, collectible, sports and all other variants of automobiles rolled into the stunning seaside town of Newport, Rhode Islands for the now-annual Audrain Concours & Motor Week. Taking place from Wednesday, September 29 to Sunday, October 3, this impressive event welcomed auto aficionados from around the United States and beyond to check out offerings from the world’s prominent car makers and car collectors. Each day was brimming with fun events, from cocktail hours to seminars and beyond.
Northrop & Johnson was delighted to once again participate in this exciting week of automotive magic. Participating in two of the most sought-after events, Wine by the Water and The Gathering, Northrop & Johnson offered attendees a taste of yachting.
And a taste they enjoyed as from 3 to 5 pm on Thursday, September 30, more than 250 guests made their way to Forty 1º North marina where the impressive 161’ (49.07m) Trinity superyacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM was on display and serving an incredible selection of wine from N&J partner Penfolds. There was a chill in the air and in the glasses of those sipping Champagne from this famed Australian wine purveyor. More than 125 guests came aboard to sample the unique vintages on hand, enjoy light bites and take tours of this stunning luxury yacht for sale and charter with Northrop & Johnson. Guests also enjoy a wine tasting ashore at the marina bar and restaurant.
On Friday, October 1, the sun shone brightly on the sprawling green lawn on Doris Duke’s Rough Point estate for the Audrain Concours & Motor Week Gathering. This event brought together a variety of local, national and international favorites, from restaurants and spirits purveyors to fashion houses and, of course, automobile makers and collectors. The lawn was chock-a-block with incredible cars and incredible eats and Northrop & Johnson once again offered attendees a taste of yachting when partnering with Empire Oyster. A wooden boat was the perfect platform for unique oyster offerings shucked to perfection with delicious accouterments. The Northrop & Johnson lounge at The Gathering offered a perfect place to sit and relax while enjoying the good eats and watching a beautiful video showcasing some of yachting’s gourmand delights.
Fun was had by all who attended both Wine by the Water and The Gathering. Some continued on with the events of Audrain, including the Tour d’Elegance, Cars & Coffee, the Audrain Automobile Museum Annual Gala and the crown jewel of the event — the Audrain Newport Concours d’Elegance at the Breakers, but Northrop & Johnson bid adieu to this incredible event for another year on Friday as the cars rolled off the emerald lawn of Rough Point.
We hope to see you next year in Newport at the 2022 Audrain Concours & Motor Week.
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