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Fans Fill Lime Rock Park for Sunday in The Park

A special day of vintage and modern cars alike as the Park is packed once again

 

LAKEVILLE, CT (September 5th 2022)- More than a thousand cars ranging from the eclectic and fun to the distinguished and rare made their way to Lime Rock Park on Sunday for another successful staging of the Sunday in The Park as part of the Historic Festival 40 presented by Corvette. The day featured both the Gathering of the Marques presented by FCP Euro and The Lime Rock Concours.

 

With racing on pause until Monday, visitors had the chance to take a stroll around the 1.5-mile circuit to get an up-close look of cars that were parked all around the Connecticut circuit.

 

With the help of FCP Euro, this year’s Gathering of the Marques was a huge success, attracting hundreds of cars that were parked in packs of brands or types of cars all the way around the track. There was a little bit of something for everyone, as even rare motorcycles and rat rods were on display.

 

The presence of Corvettes, this year’s marque, was also diversely represented. Leading the way for the Corvette race cars on display was the Grand Sport. The car was one of only five ever made and was on loan from the Rev Institute. Another noteworthy racer was the Team Penske 1966 Corvette coupe, powered by GM’s legendary big-block L-88 engine.

 

Sunday also featured the Concours, which once again was headed by an esteemed panel of judges that evaluated over 200 cars, selecting 14 for drive-up awards. The Best in Show d’Elegance was Lawrence Auriana’s 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B. A pair of Corvettes owned by Irvin Kroize shared the honors of Best in Show Sport with his 1956 Corvette SR2 and 1960 Cunningham Corvette taking the honors.

 

Representatives from General Motors, Hagerty, Autodromo and Marsh McLennan were all part of the prestigious award ceremony.

 

At the heart of the Concours, were the 12 concept cars from the General Motors Heritage Center along with a Corvette SS from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, representing Corvette’s evolution from the 1950s all the way through the early 1990s.

 

The five-day event will conclude on Monday with the final competition outings as all nine race groups will stage a total of 18 races to close out the 40th edition of the event.

 

Gates open at 7:00 a.m. with racing starting at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are available at the gate for $75. Children under 12, active military and vets are free.

Turtle Invitational Award Bill King 1951 Jaguar Mark V
Sports Car Market Award Steven Solomon 1994 Jaguar XJ220-N, #003
Most Outstanding Corvette Andy Cannizzo 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
Honored Marque General Motors Corvette Team        
John Fitch Trophy Steve Earle      
Greenwich Concours Award Alex Dragone 1907 Peugeot 92D
Skip’s Concours Special Scott Lyman 1958 Porsche 356
Concours Special Award Christine Ferony 1953 Chevrolet Corvette
Concours Special Award Dick Shappy 1918 Duesenberg-Revere Walking Beam Long Tail Racer
Autodromo Award Richard King 1911 Mercedes-Benz 37-90
Hagerty Spirit of Motoring Award Jim Messenger 1967 Jaguar E-type
Marsh McLennan Award Orrie Simko 1926 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost
Best in Show d’Elegance Lawrence Auriana 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
Best in Show Sport Irwin Kroiz 1956 Corvette SR2  
Best in Show Sport Irwin Kroiz 1960 Cunningham Corvette  

 

 

Best in Class
A1 Porsche Outlaws Rick Carlton 1969 Porsche 911T
A2 Pininfarina James Glickenhaus 1967 Ferrari Dino Competizione
A3 Trans-AM Bernie Turi 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
A4 Supercars David Porter 1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X Pack 6.3
A5A Production Corvettes (C1-C3) Doug Fortune 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
A5B Production Corvettes (C4-C7) Bill Martinson 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
A6 Vintage Competition Gerald Lettieri 1949 Allard J2
A7 Jaguar E-Type Dean Cusano 1970 Jaguar E-type S2
A8 Cars of the 50s Alan Mooney 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
B1 European Prewar Peter T. Boyle 1938 Steyr 220 Glaser Roadster
B2 European Postwar Santo Spadaro 1961 Lancia Flaminia
B3 American Prewar Philip Richter 1933 Packard Twelve Dietrich Victoria
B4 American Postwar Richard Harvey 1964 Buick Riviera
B5 Preservation Nathaniel Pulsifer 1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 HP
Star of the Rock
A7 Jaguar E-Type Jim Messenger 1967 Jaguar E-type
A2 Pininfarina Lawrence Auriana 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
A1 Porsche Outlaws Robert Keller 1961 Porsche 356B Super 90
A3 Trans-AM Craig Keith 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G
A4 Supercars Philip Roitman 2016 Mercedes-Benz GTS Edition1
A5A Production Corvettes (C1-C3) Anthony Serra 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L-88
A5B Production Corvettes (C4-C7) Dean Passanesi 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
A6 Vintage Competition Anita Stechow 1990 Lotus X180R race car
A8 Cars of the 50s Nicholas Pagani 1956 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
B1 European Prewar M S Koly 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25
B2 European Postwar Danny Bell 1959 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mark III
B3 American Prewar Mark Thompson 1914 Overland 79 S
B4 American Postwar David Clelland 1960 Chrysler New Yorker
B5 Preservation Dean Cusano 1954 Jaguar MK VII
Skips Sunday Best
A2 Pininfarina Michael Schudroff 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Rondine
A7 Jaguar E-Type Matthew Piacentini 1973 Jaguar E-Type
B2 European Postwar Andrew Benenson 1964 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet
Chairman’s Choice
A1 Porsche Outlaws David Deluca 1957 Porsche 356
A3 Trans-AM David Murawski 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
A4 Supercars Nathaniel Mundy 2020 Glickenhaus Boot 2-Door
A5A Production Corvettes (C1-C3) Jerry Verrilli 1955 Chevrolet Corvette
A5A Production Corvettes (C1-C3) Gerald Cribbs 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
A5B Production Corvettes (C4-C7) Brad Pielech 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
A8 Cars of the 50s Charles Schoendorf 1955 Chrysler C-300
B3 American Prewar Mark Hurwitz 1937 Studebaker President 8-3c
B3 American Prewar Thomas Tkacz 1937 Graham Graham Supercharged Coupe
B4 American Postwar Rick Salzillo 1967 Pontiac Fitch Firebird
B5 Preservation Ann M. Fagan 1978 Datsun 280Z