Concours Information

2017 Sunday in the Park Concours d'Elegance features include:
  • Historic Festival 35 Honored Guest, Richard Attwood
  • Sunday in the Park's 2017 Honored Collector is Bruce Meyer
  • The newly-added Lime Rock Auction will immediately follow the Concours d'Elegance Awards Ceremony
2017 Sunday in the Park Concours d'Elegance classes are as follows:

GROUP A, OUR DISTINGUISHED SENIORS

A1, “And So We Begin,” Our very special class for the machines that started it all, pre-1915

A2, “The World’s First Wheels,” Basic transportation 1915 to 1939, open and closed cars

A3, “Gatsby’s Delights,” Luxury and speed; coach-built and special cars from an elegant era, pre-WWII

 

GROUP B, PRACTICAL MACHINES FOR PRACTICAL PURPOSES

B1, “Off to Work,” Post-War transportation machinery; those workhorses we depended on daily

B2, “Carry Your Weight,” Trucks and commercial vehicles up to 1975; machines that earn their keep

B3, “Theoretical Efficiency," Cyclecars, microcars (<495cc,) minicars (<1000cc) and city cars up to 1985

 

GROUP C, SPORTS AND PERFORMANCE MACHINES ON DISPLAY AND ON TRACK

C1, “Risky and Racy,” Competitive specials & speed record machines that are not competing in HF35

C2, “Speed and Agility,” Early sports cars to 1961

C3, “Shiny Side Up,” Sports cars, 1962 to 1975

C4, “Speed, Sport and Spirit,” Sports cars, 1976 to 1990

C5, “Supercars,” Supercars, all years, open and closed

 

GROUP S/P, OUR SPECIAL FEATURE CLASSES

S1, “Formula Jr. Diamond Jubilee,” The full field of Formula Junior race cars on a world tour competing in HF35

S2, “Tifosi Fantasy,” Celebrating the magic of Ferrari, all years (applications welcome)

S3, “Celebrating 60,” A walk through the history of racing at Lime Rock Park (applications welcome)

S4, “Best of the Gold Coast,” Winners from Greenwich & Fairfield

S5, “Tow or Go," Street vehicles that would appear in the Lime Rock paddock in 1957

P1, “Pick of the Paddock,” Vehicles that are also racing during the weekend (applications welcome)

 

GROUP D, GRAND TOURING GREATNESS

D1, “Style, Comfort and Pace,” GT cars to 1961

D2, “A Businessman’s Express,” GT cars, 1962 to 1967

D3, “Speed Breeds Success,” GT cars, 1968 to 1975

D4, “Outrunning the Wind,” Open-air GT-caliber cars, 1955 to 1980

D5, “Evolution of the Business,” GT cars, 1976 to 1990

 

GROUP E, COMFORT, STYLE AND MORE – LUXURY TRANSPORT IN A POST-WAR WORLD  

E1, “Weather-Permitting Perfection,” Those great open luxury cars 1945 to 1985

E2, “Life at the Top in Style and Comfort,” Luxurious transportation coupes and salons, 1945 to 1985

 

GROUP F, SPECIAL INTEREST

F1, “Just as we Found it,” Untouched originals and barn finds to 1975

F2, “A Fresh Approach,” Creative machines and “Euro rods” that fall between classing cracks, all years

F3, “Rod & Custom,” Our tribute to garage-built American greatness, all years

F4, “Muscle and Thunder,” Reflections of a golden age of American Muscle, 1955 to 1980

 

GROUP G, TWO AND THREE WHEELED VEHICLES (NEW; CLASS DISTINCTIONS TENTATIVE, SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT)

G1, “Invention and Necessity,” The origins of two and three wheeled powered cycles through WWII

G2, “Freedom and Fraternity,” Two and three wheeled cycles, WWII – 1985

G3, “Risks and Compromises,” Racing bikes and sidecars through WWII

G4, “Ultimate Speed,” Racing bikes and sidecars, WWII – 1985



For Accepted Concours Entrants: the Riverside Café:
Enjoy fine hospitality in the Riverside Café, located alongside Sam Posey Straight near the Pit-Out. Our Concours is a wonderful day in the park, but it can also be a long day. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to grab a bite, get some shade and mingle amongst fellow enthusiasts.

The Riverside Café is a private area for Concours participants and their guests only. Concours Entrants should call Ryan McIntosh for the password to purchase Riverside Café tickets: 860.435.5000, ext. 109.

Thanks to our Historic Festival 35 Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor, Prestige Family of Fine Cars


Event Partner, Analog Shift               Event Partner, Hagerty Insurance
   

Primary Sponsor of the Drivers Lounge, Wells Fargo Advisors


 







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