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2012 Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance & Gathering of the Marques

Click here for some photos from Sunday in the Park at Lime Rock Park 2012

Huge crowd. Great weather. More than 240 concours entrants. Another 660 collector and enthusiast cars spread around the rest of historic Lime Rock Park’s 1.5-mile circuit.

That was Sunday, September 2nd’s Sunday in the Park Concours & Gathering of the Marques car show, as part of Historic Festival 30 presented by Jaguar featuring Sir Stirling Moss.

There were 26 classes, representing eras and types from pre-WWI to significant cars of interest post-1985. One could have spent the day perusing just the fantastic concours cars, presented from the middle of the Downhill to the entrance to Big Bend. From there, the remaining one mile of Lime Rock’s track was lined with everything from Rolls, Shelbys and Corvettes to BMWs, rally cars, VWs, Audis, Mercedes, MGs, Fords, AMC... if it was an enthusiast marque, there were any number of them to admire.

The Rolex Best in Show award went to a spectacular Ferrari, coming out of the “No Holds Barred: Post-War Competition Cars” class (20). It’s a race-winning 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport (RHD), chassis tipo 520, owned by Stamford, Conn.’s Peter Sachs. Raced through 1959, it won the November 1957 1,000 kilometer Caracas, Venezuela GP piloted by Phil Hill and Peter Collins.

Below are the winners for the 30th edition of Lime Rock’s “Sunday in the Park” Concours...

Rolex Best in Show
1957 Ferrari 335 Sport, Peter Sachs, Stamford, Conn.

Class 1, Out in the Elements, open cars to 1927
1. 1911 Packard 30, Michael, DeAngelis, Stamford, Conn.
2. 1913 American Fiat Type 56, Ed Dina, Marlboro, N.Y.
3. 1923 Duesenberg, Eric Killorin

Class 2, They Don’t Build ‘Em Like They Used To, pre-1927 closed
1. 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Cooper Botway, Kent, Conn.
2. 1925 Rolls-Royce 20, Matt Moran, Jackson Heights, N.Y.

Class 3, Gatsby’s Delights, special automobiles 1921-1942
1. 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25, M.S. Koly, Darien, Conn.
2. 1929 Stutz Roadster, John Grunders
3. 1941 Packard 110, Robert Neubert, Amston, Conn.

Class 4, Wheels for All, making the world more accessible, pre-1945
1. 1938 Pontiac Woody Wagon, George Gereg, Bethel, Conn.
2. 1931 Durant Model 612, Bob Hebert, Monterey, Mass.|

Class 5, Risky, Racy & Rapid, pre-war competition cars
1. 1935 Riley Special, David Rex, Williamsburg, Va.
2. 1940 Lloyd Rockey Special, Jon Lee, Brunswick, Maine
3. 1909 ALCO 6-Cyl Racer, Howard Kroplick, East Hills, N.Y.

Class 6, Pace with Grace, competition machines of merit
1. 1938 Aston Martin, Trevor Burt
2. 1938 Bugatti, Alden Sherman
3.1930 Aston Martin International, Philip & Rick Rader, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Class 7, Sportsmen’s Standouts, 1943-1957 open
1. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Eckart Scheffler, Croton, N.Y.
2. 1954 OSCA Speciale, Robert & Susan Wilder, Stanfordville, N.Y.
3. 1946 Cadiullac 62, Dr. Marcel & Renee Perlman, New Fairfield, Conn.

Class 8, Fancy ‘n’ Fun, open cars 1958-1968
1. 1968 Maserati Mistral, Michael Schwartz, Sharon, Conn.
2. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, Cathy Boxstrom, Sharon, Conn.
3. 1966 Chevy Corvair Corsa, David Hill, Bristol, Conn.

Class 9, Environmental Elegance, open cars 1968-1985
1. 1973 Triumph Stag, Donald Jacoby, Manhasset, N.Y.
2. 1970 Mercedes-Benz 380SL, Terry Spaeth, Upper Grandview, N.Y.
3. Mercedes-Benz 380SL, Orrie Simko, Harwinton, Conn.

Class 10, Off to Grandma’s, 1945-1970
1. 1955 Chevy Nomad, Susan North, Millerton, N.Y.
2. 1968 VW Karmann Ghia, Jay Burgess, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
3. 1983 Olds Toronado, Dean Mojon, New Hartford, Conn.

Class 11, Home from Work, 1943-1985
1. 1950 MG YA Saloon, Steve & Abby Neal, Brunswick, Maine
2. 1985 BMW Alpina B7 5-Series, Roy Wicklund, Petersham, Mass.
3. 1983 Volvo 240 GL, David Esteves, Clark, N.J.

Class 12, For Road & Track, sporting machines 1935-1955
1. 1955 MG TF 1500, Alex Jakimenko, Torrington, Conn.
2. 1954 Austin-Healey 100, Bruce & Leslie Silvers, West Hartford, Conn.
3. 1939 MG TB, Jeff Rafalaf, Westport, Conn.

Class 13, Cat-like at 120, Jag’s early post-war wonders
1. 1954 Jaguar XK120, Joe & Ann Trotta, Sharon, Conn.
2. 1954 Jaguar XK120, Andrew Benenson, Darien, Conn.
3. 1953 Jaguar XK120, Bill Scheffler, Westport, Conn.

Class 14, Poised & Powerful, sporting machines with gusto!
1. 1952 Cunningham C3, Charles Schoendorf, Rowayton, Conn.
2. 1953 Allard J2X, Harold Hasse, Newtown, Conn.
3. 1962 Daimler SP250, Steve Busch, Ravena, N.Y.

Class 15, A Sporting Proposition, sports cars 1955-1962
1. 1957 Porsche 1500 GT Carrera Speedster, Jerry Charlup, Stamford, Conn.
2. 1957 Chevy Corvette, Stan Cryz, Dedham, Mass.
3. 1960 Triumph TR3-A, Candy & Harry Bartik, Pattersonville, N.Y.

Class 16, Keep the Shiny Side Up, sports cars 1963-1985
1. 1967 ferrari 330 GTS, Karen & Doug Cushnie, Sherman, Conn.
2. 1969 Jaguar E-Type, John Falco, Sparta, N.J.
3. 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8, Gary Franzi, Harwinton, Conn.

Class 17, Rapid Transit, GT cars 1945-1959
1. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Henry Miller, Greenwich, Conn.
2. 1957 Porsche 356 Carrera, Steve Harris, New York, N.Y.
3. 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint,Chris Robins, Rye Brook, N.Y.

Class 18, Businessmen’s Express, GT cars 1960-1969
1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT, Archie Urciuoli, Casey Key, Fla.
2. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose, Robert & Susan Wilder, Stanfordville, N.Y.
3. 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS, Rod Burdick, North Smithfield, R.I.

Class 19, Speed with Style, GT cars 1970-1985
1. 1972 Momo Mirage, Peter Kalikow, New York, N.Y.
2. 1974 BMW 3.0CS, Duane Sword, Charlestown, Mass.
3. 1974 De Tomaso Pantera L, Rob Duquette, Connecticut

Class 20, No Holds Barred, post-war competition cars
1. 1956 OSCA MT-4 TN, Mitch Eitel, Kent, Conn.
2. 1964 Lotus 30
3. 1958 Tojeiro, Wayne Carini, Portland, Conn.

Class 21, Carry Your Weight, commercial, trucks and wagons
1. 1967 Morris Minor Traveller 1000, Jack & Vickie DeLuca, Cos Cob, Conn.
2. 1939 Ford Deluxe Wagon, Skip North, Millerton, N.Y.
3. 1970 International 1300, J. Gavin Donnelly, Ridgefield, Conn.

Class 22, Less is More, motorcycles, trikes and micro cars
1. 1952 Vincent Black Shadow Series C, David Miller, Ridgefield, Conn.
2. 1957 Ducati 125, Bob Machinist, New York, N.Y.
3. 1973 Norton Commando 850, Bob Machinist, New York, N.Y.

Class 23, Torque It Up! Cars with the urge to move you, 1960-1980
1. 1966 Pontiac GTO, Philip Andrew, Jr., Harwinton, Conn.
2. 1971 Chevy Camaro Z28 RS, David Hill, Bristol, Conn.
3. 1970 Dodge Challenger RT/SE, Philip Andrew, Jr., Harwinton, Conn.

Class 24, Creative Thinking
1. 1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Record Monza Zagato GT, Mahlon Craft, Norfolk, Conn.
2. 1968 Honda S800 Convertible, Brian Baker, Walden, N.Y.
3. 1980 Citroen Visa Club, Jorge Parente, Bridgewater, N.J.

Class 25, Latest Editions, significant post-1985 cars
1. 2008 Ruth Engineering Cheetah, Gerard Herkaler, Montague, N.J.
2. 1999 Nissan Skyline, David Rosenburg, Fairfield, Conn.
3. 1995 Jaguar XJS, Bill Richardson, Boylston, Mass.

Class 26, Pick of the [Racing] Paddock, the cars driven in anger this weekend
1. 1979 Lotus 79, Duncan Dayton, North Salem, N.Y.
2. 1959 OSCA Tipo J Formula Junior, Mitch Eitel, Kent, Conn.
3. 1967 Jaguar E-Type

Special Awards

Stirling’s Salute
1956 Maserati 300, Tony Wang, Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.

From the Ground Up, restoration perfection pre-1970
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Bill Jacobs, Cortland Manor, N.Y.

Best Seat in the House, interiors of distinction
1937 Bugatti Type 57S, Scott Rosen, Black Rock, Conn.

Mom’s Car, ladies choice
1964 Chevy Corvair Spyder, Ron Manwaring, Plantsville, Conn.

Octane Magazine Award, editor’s pick
1958 Vanwall Grand Prix, The Collier Collection, Naples, Fla.

A Jaguar to Remember, chosen by Jaguar Cars
1955 Jaguar D-Type, Daniel Ghose, Norfolk, Conn.

Best Vintage Jaguar, presented by Jaguar Cars N.A.
1952 Jaguar C-Type, Drake and David Darrin, Greenwich, Conn.

Best Collector Presentation
Miles Collier, Naples, Fla.

People’s Choice
1955 Mercedes 300SL, Henry Miller, Greenwich, Conn.

Ronald McDonald House Kids’ Choice (Thank you, Chuck Ange, Lime Rock Drivers Club)
1955Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America, Jim Steerman, Red Hook, New York

Sunday’s Best That Fell Between the Cracks... gracefully
1955 Austin-Healey 100-4, Hans Abrahams, Stamford, Conn.
1953 Packard 300, Augustus & Marjorie Hampson, Southbury, Conn.
1952 VW Beetle, David & Tracy Haviland, Burlington, Vt.
1957 Porsche 356 Carrera, Steve Harris, New York, N.Y.

Skip’s Sunday Selections
1932 Cadillac Roadster, the late John Royals (presented by sons Glenn, JR and Raymond), Torrington, Conn.
1966 Alfa Romeo, Larry Auriana, Stamford, Conn.
1936 Delahaye 135S, David D’Addario, Easton, Conn.

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