Today I took a trip to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for their annual Sunday in the park car show. I suppose it’s actually called a concours d’elegance, but to me it’s just a big car show with a few extra-fancy cars. Every labor day they make a whole long weekend of events featuring classic, vintage and antique cars at the track, with racing on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Racing is not allowed at Lime Rock on Sundays, so they have a huge car show, with cars lined up all around the track.
The highlight this year were the 50 or so pre-war Bugattis. They’re not really my kind of car, but it is really neat to be able to walk right up to these cars, which are probably one of only a handful of their type in the world and are worth millions of dollars.
Anyways, here are the decent pictures I was able to take. It’s tough getting a nice picture of a car at an event where there are thousands of people milling about. The cars were a little more spread out than they are at the Hemmings events, so that was nice. The pictures are in a Flickr album, so if buttons to scroll through don’t show up, just click the image to see everything on Flickr.
Here are the rest of the decent pictures from the Cars and Caffeine event I went to on Sunday. All of them (except for the digital ones you already saw) were shot with my Canon Eos 1n, with Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens on Fuji Superia 400 film.
So I discovered another capital region car show the other day, and just in time. For this season, I’ve been trying to attend as many car gatherings as possible. I’ve probably spent most of my car show time at the Hemming’s Cruise-Ins in Bennington, Vermont. The last one of those was Thursday, so I was looking for other shows to attend around the area. Luckily, I stumbled upon a Cars and Coffee type event dubbed Cars and Caffeine just a couple days before it was scheduled.
I don’t know how I hadn’t heard of this event before, because it’s pretty large. A couple of blocks of River Street in Troy are closed down and there is a diverse collection of cars displayed on the street. I believe this event is hosted by a custom shop on River Street called 1945 Speed and Custom. They had their shop open and it seems that, like the show, they work on a diverse array of cars.
I only got a couple digital pictures worth sharing, but I went through a roll of Fuji Superia too, so I’ll have to see how those came out later this week.