Car Shows

For years now, Lime Rock Park has hosted two major Sunday car shows during its regular season: the Royals’ Garage Sunday Car Show on Memorial Day weekend, and the Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance and Gathering of the Marques on Labor Day Weekend.
Learn a little more about each show below...

The Royals’ Garage Sunday Car Show – May 28, 2017 is in its eighth year and has become a staple of Lime Rock Park’s Memorial Day weekend festivities. A hometown show run by the Royals family and Lime Rock Park, all types of cars and car enthusiasts are welcome. Each year, the show features muscle cars, import/tuners, street rods, motorcycles, classic cars, antiques, race cars, trucks, “new & cool” and even some homemade wheeled contraptions (ever seen a motorized 55-gallon drum on wheels?!) The show takes place on the Sam Posey Straight as the final day of the Pirelli World Challenge race weekend, and those who have a weekend ticket are admitted at no additional charge into the show. For all others, the entry fee is $5 for adults in advance or $10 at the gate, $10 per car for those entering their vehicle in the show, and current or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces (with any proof of service) as well as children 16 and under are admitted free of charge. The show awards trophies in the following categories: Royals Crown – to the Royals family’s favorite entry, Veterans Vote – all Military are encouraged to vote on their favorite entry, People’s Pick – all spectators are encouraged to vote on their favorite entry, and Skip’s Selection – chosen by Lime Rock Park President and chief car enthusiast, Skip Barber. Show entry for vehicles occurs from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., with spectators encouraged to arrive at 11 a.m. The Awards Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. To enter a car in the Royals’ Garage Sunday Car Show, no pre-registration is required – simply arrive on the day of the event!

The Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance and Gathering of the Marques – September 3, 2017 is a must-experience event for automobile enthusiasts. Labor Day weekend has been home to Lime Rock’s Historic Festival vintage racing on Friday, Saturday and Monday, and for over 20 years, on Sunday, the Lime Rock’s staff undertake the monumental task of putting on a first-class concours and car show on the race track itself. No other event in the U.S. combines a first-class Concours d’Elegance with quality vintage competition on the same property, all on the same weekend. Sunday in the Park is comprised of two features; nearly 300 outstanding entries are on display on the Sam Posey Straight in the Concours d’ Elegance, with an additional 800-plus cars celebrating the event around the rest of the 1.5-mile track in the Gathering of the Marques enthusiast meet. Interested in a rare automobiles, or in showing yours? You’ll find them here – and have a place to share yours – in the Concours d’Elegance. Want to celebrate Labor Day weekend with your like-minded car buddies in style? You can do that here, too – there is a section in Gathering of the Marques for every car enthusiast, broken down by marque or country of origin. The entry list is always a walk down the history of the automobile, and it’s all thanks to the participation of Lime Rock’s core supporters: you, the enthusiasts!
To apply to show a vehicle in the judged Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance, you’ll need to submit an application, which can be found here: If accepted, there is no cost to enter a vehicle in the Concours d’Elegance. For questions on entering a car, you may email Ryan McIntosh, Event Coordinator, at To show your car in Gathering of the Marques or enjoy the event as a spectator, all you’ll need is a Sunday in the Park admission ticket for each attending person, which can be found at For all general questions and more information on the Historic Festival, please go to or call us at 1 (860) 435-5000.

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