Gathering of the Marques

Click here for information on a very special Historic Festival 35 event being conducted by the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on Saturday, August 26!


The Sunday in the Park Concours and Gathering of the Marques is on the Sunday – this year, September 3 – between the two racing days of each year's Labor Day weekend Historic Festival. No other event in the U.S. combines a first-class concours with quality vintage competition all on the same property, all on the same weekend. Sunday in the Park is now recognized as a truly significant date on the collector-car calendar.

Sunday in the Park is comprised of two features; nearly 300 outstanding entries are on display on Sam Posey Straight in the Concours d’Elegance, with an additional 800+ cars celebrating the event around the rest of the 1.5 mile track in the Gathering of the Marques enthusiast meet.

Gathering of the Marques is incredibly diverse; literally hundreds of cars lining the track, grouped by make, model or country of origin. You'll see huge displays of Shelbys and BMWs and Corvettes and Jaguars and MGs... Astons, Rolls and Loti... Porsches, Peugeots and Panteras... Volvos and Saabs, Minis, Mercurys, Mercedes and Mopars, Fiats and Lambos. If it's an interesting and fun car, you can be sure their owners find their way to Lime Rock Park to park next to their brethren. In other words, if someone loves their car, you can be sure it'll here.

To participate in the Gathering of the Marques enthusiast meet with your car, each person attending needs to purchase an admission ticket, and can be found by clicking here.


Each year's Historic Festival kicks off with the Thursday Vintage & Race Car Parade. All Concours exhibitors are invited to participate in this parade, which "green flags" on Sam Posey Straight, heads out for a brisk 17-mile country road loop and winds up in nearby Falls Village with a Welcome street fair and car show.

For the racing entrants, Friday is practice and qualifying, with dawn-to-dusk racing on Saturday.

The next day is, of course, the fabulous Sunday in the Park Concours, where hundreds of superb entrants line Sam Posey Straight, from the Downhill to Big Bend. The Gathering of the Marques fills the remainder of Lime Rock's 1.5 miles with more than 800 additional cars brought by enthusiasts and club organizers.

The Festival wraps up Monday with more dawn-to-dusk competition.

We encourage you to come for the drive, the fun, and the spectacle of the event, where road truly meets track – and where go combines perfectly with show.

See you there!

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