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Lime Rock Sunday In The Park Concours d’Elegance and Gathering of the Marques Full Schedule for (Sept. 3, 2023)

September 3, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lime Rock The Park Concours d'Elegance Car Show

The Lime Rock Sunday In The Park Concours d’Elegance will take place during Labor Day weekend at the Lime Rock Historic Festival in Lakeville, CT, on Sunday, September 3, 2023. Sunday’s event, officially called “Sunday in the Park“, includes two significant mega car show events for both car enthusiasts and car collectors.

Both events happen on September 3 at the Lime Rock Park Race Track. The first is the “Lime Rock Concours d’Elegance ” and the second is the “Gathering of the Marques”. Both are massive car shows, but each encompasses a different classic car theme.

Pre-war and Post-war classic rare cars will be on display at the 2023 Sunday in the Park Lime Rock Concours

Pre-war and Post-war classic cars will be on display at the 2023 Sunday in the Park Lime Rock Concours

The 2023 Lime Rock Concours will showcase nearly 200 exclusive, invitation-only entries, all displayed along the Sam Posey Straight. The event will feature a combination of general and specialized classes, each offering a diverse visual and technical insight into the automobile’s rich history and its varied evolution.

This year’s event will spotlight the potent Chrysler Hemi engine, as used in vehicles spanning from Vignale-bodied Cunningham sports coupes to earth-rumbling muscle cars. Additionally, this year marks the centennial celebration of the MG brand, with exhibits of competition, prewar, and postwar models.

Lime Rock Concours d’Elegance Schedule
First, The “Lime Rock Concours d’Elegance” is an officially scheduled Concours featuring over 200 historically significant cars and motorcycles from 1901 to the present. This year the show will include special car classes that include Production Corvettes up to C7, Race and Production Trans Am Circuit Racers, and Detroit Steel Cars of the 1950s.

1949 Bentley car with people waching

Classic Bentley wins an award at the 2022 Lime Rock Concours d’Elegance

Additional classes on display will include Porsche Outlaws, Carrozzeria Pininfarina Cars, and a variety of magnificent Supercars. Traditional cars include the best-of-the-best pre-war and post-war American cars, European Classic Cars, and Exotic high-performance race cars. Judging and awards will be presented for the best cars in each class.

When & Where is the Lime Rock Concours d’Elegance?
You will be able to attend the 2023 Lime Rock Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, September 3 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. at the Lime Rock Park Race Track on the “Sam Posey Straight” part of the track.

The Lime Rock Race Track is located at 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. It is just 20 miles West of Hartford,  (SEE MAP)

“Gathering of the Marques” Schedule

Secondly, the “Gathering of the Marques” is similar to the Concours, but there is no judging or awards. The over 600 unique cars that will be on display are much more diverse, less award-winning, and supplied by many car collectors and car clubs from around the county. Car classes that are typically on display will be sports, performance, and classic cars. The cars will be grouped by brand, make, model, or country of origin and displayed throughout the lawns of the Lime Rock Track Park.

When & Where is the Lime Gathering of the Marquis?
You will be able to view the Gathering of the Marquis on Sunday, September 3, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The cars will be on display around the Lime Rock Circuit Race track, but in a different area than the above Concours. The Lime Rock Race Track is located at 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. – Just 20 miles West of Hartford


Some of the American marques you will be able to see at the “Gathering of the Marques” include both new and vintage Corvettes, Shelbys, Mercurys, Mustangs, Cadillacs, Mopars, and so on …… From across the pond, some European cars on display from Porsche, BMW, Jaguars, Mercedes, and Lamborghini, etc… (Official Website)

**Both shows provide food and drink, shuttle service to parking, and FREE admission.

Concours Car Class on Display for Judging & Awards

Judged Concours Car Classes

The 2023 Specialized Classes include the following:

– MG Centennial: Prewar
– MG Centennial: Postwar
– MG Centennial: Competition
– Great American Station Wagons
– Swinging Sixties
– Vintage Competition Cars
– International Rally Car Display
– Japanese Performance Cars
– Carroll Shelby Centennial
– The Designs of Virgil Exner (Production & Concept Cars)
– Chrysler Letter Cars
– Powered by Hemi (Including Cunningham, Jensen, Facel Vega, etc.)
– Chrysler Performance & Competition Cars
– Lamborghini’s 60th Anniversary

Special Judged Concours Car Classes
The special car classes that will be judged at the Concours include European madePrewar & Postwar, American-made Prewar & Postwar as well the vintage Preservation Classes, Motorcycles, and Racing Awards

Event Tickets & Passes
Free Admission To Veterans & Active Military
Youths 16 and under are FREE at all major racing events. General outfield parking, courtesy golf cart shuttle rides, and paddock access are FREE too.
Call (860) 435-5000 for more information.
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Lime Rock Concours d’Elegance (CAR SHOW)
DATE: Sunday, September 3, 2023
TIME: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
VENUE: Lime Rock Circuit Race Track
ADDRESS: 60 White Hollow Road Lakeville, CT 06039
WEBSITE: Official Lime Rock Website

Lime Rock Gathering of the Marques
DATE: Sunday, September 3, 2023
TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
VENUE: Lime Rock Circuit Race Track
ADDRESS: 60 White Hollow Road Lakeville, CT 06039
WEBSITE: Official Lime Rock Website 


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

VIDEO: Lime Rock Historic Festival

Lime Rock Park Location
Main Spectator Entrance
60 White Hollow Road
Lakeville, CT 06039

Located in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut, Lime Rock Park not only provides a picturesque location for race fans to enjoy, but it’s easy to get to as well. The Park is located between Boston and New York City and is easy to access from all points in the Northeast.

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September 3, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lime Rock Park Historic Festival
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Lime Rock Park
60 White Hollow Rd.
Lakeville, CT 06039 United States
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