The Sunday in the Park Concours was held September 1st, 2013 on the grounds of Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. Local ordinance laws prevent racing at Lime Rock Park on Sunday, therefore Lime Rock fields the Concours and Gathering of the Marques car show each year on that day as part of the Historic Festival.
This year’s event, as part of the 2013 Lime Rock Historic Festival, presented more than 600 cars, highlighted by the nearly 250 Concours entrants parked on the front straight. The Car Show and Gathering of the Clubs blanketed the rest of the 1.5 mile circuit.
There were 29 classes at the 2013 Lime Rock Historic Festival Sunday in the Park Concours, representing eras and types from Pre-War to significant cars of interest post-1985. The Best in Show award went to the 1948 Ferrari 166 Spider Corsa, presented by Miles Collier of the Revs Institute. The Corsa crossed the podium driven by noted restorer Paul Russell and was handed the Best of Show trophy and a Frederique Constant Genève Healey watch.
Other notable winners included a 1930 Aston Martin International in the “Risky But Racy – competition machines of merit pre-1945,” presented by Richard and Philip Rader of Briarcliff, N.Y.; a 1967 Shelby-prepped Toyota 2000 GT (Bob Tkacik, Saco, Maine) from the “Speed & Style – GT Cars 1965-1970” category; and a 1964 Ferrari Lusso owned by Roger Werner of Greenwich, Connecticut, winning the “Businessmen’s Express,” GT cars 1960-1965” class.
A major highlight of this year’s Sunday in the Park was the presence of nearly half of the street Cunninghams built (25). Eleven C3s (including two cabriolets), plus three race cars, were on the property. Cunningham’s daughter Lucie McKinney and Briggs III were here all weekend, too. It was the largest gathering ever of Cunningham cars in one place at one time.
Chuck Schoendorf’s C3 Coupe (s/n 5214) won the “Briggs’ Babies” class, while the C3 Coupe (s/n 5209) owned by Leslie Lockard was the Cunningham chosen by Briggs’ daughter herself – Lucie McKinney – for her special award. Then Lucie was awarded Classic & Sports Car Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” trophy for her own C3 Coupe (s/n 5223), which she’s owned since new.
Another major highlight was the collection of cars brought by Lawrence Auriana. His group of vehicles was so impressive that the organizers presented Auriana with a special trophy recognizing the whole lot. Auriana himself was given the opportunity to choose his favorite entrant to award the “Auriana’s Apple” award: he chose the 1951 Cisitalia 202 SC owned by Andrew Benenson of Darien, Connecticut.
Lawrence Auriana’s cars at Historic Festival 31 and Sunday in the Park Concours included a 1928 Maserati Tipo 26; 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza; 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta; 1953 Maserati A6GCS; 1953 Alfa Romeo 3000 CM; 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competition; 1965 Ferrari 250 LM; 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider; 1972 Alfa Romeo TT 33; 1972 Ferrari 512 M; 1972 Ducati 750 SS Imola; 1978 Ducati 90 TT (ex-Mike Hailwood TT winner); 1953 Fiat Transporter in Maserati Team livery and 1966 Alfa Romeo Factory Service Van.
Additionally, the Vintage and Race Car Parade and Welcome Party kicked the weekend off with bang. The parade of 100 or more cars was green-flagged from Sam Posey Straight Thursday afternoon and ended, 17 miles later, at the green in the center of Falls Village, Connecticut, a couple miles from Lime Rock Park. The parade cars were displayed for all to enjoy while a street fair of food, music and games for the whole family carried on.
Similar to the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Concours coverage (and the on-track action at the 2013 Lime Rock Historics), photographer Michael DiPleco also documented this year’s Sunday in the Park Concours, offering the following images that highlight the strong field of cars that took part in the annual event. We split up Michael’s 200 pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery (and award winners) can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
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Lime Rock Historic Festival 2013 – Sunday in the Park Concours Class Results
Frederique Constant Watches Best of Show
1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa, Miles Collier Collection, Naples, Fla.
“Out in the Elements,” open vehicles of character and distinction, pre-1945
First: 1910 Oakland 24 Roadster, Keith Bailey, North Kingston, R.I.
Second: 1907 Success Model B Runabout, Kevin & Yvonne Beibel, New Milford, Conn.
“They Don’t Make ’Em Like They Used To,” sedans and coupes to get you home, pre-1945
First: 1929 Rolls-Royce 20, Orrie Simko, Harwinton, Conn.
Second: 1941 Packard 1900, Robert Neubert, Amston, Conn.
Third: 1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Daniel Ghose, Norfolk, Conn.
“Gatsby’s Delights,” rare and unique automobiles – simply great cars – from 1920 to 1942
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre, Jon Savage, Pawtucket, R.I.
1937 Packard Super 8 1502 Limo, Philip & Susan Lefebvre, Farmington, Conn.
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre, Robert Thomas, Sheffield, Mass.
“Risky but Racy,” drive at your own risk – competition machines of merit, pre-1945
First: 1930 Aston Martin International, Richard and Philip Rader, Briarcliff, N.Y.
Second: 1934 Riley Ulster Imp, Mike Virr, Fairfield, Conn.
Third: 1939 Delage D6 3-litre, Colton Amster
“Off to Market, Home from Work,” coupes, hardtops and wagons, 1945 to 1970
First: 1954 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Gary Dellavecchio, Oxford, Conn.
Second: 1968 Ford Mustang, Chris Kasinskas, Bethel, Conn.
Third: 1952 Volkswagen Beetle, David & Tracy Haviland, Burlington, Vt.
“Carry Your Weight,” classics that “deliver,” commercial vehicles and woodies to 1955
First: 1950 Chrysler Town & Country, Jeff Tannenbaum, New Marlborough, Mass.
Second: 1937 Ford Half-Ton Pick Up, John Falco, Sparta, N.J.
“Fancy ‘n Fun,” just the thing for a Sunday drive; convertibles 1943 to 1960
First: 1953 Mercedes-Benz 220b, Jeff, Jake, Matt and Diane Diamond, Great Barrington, Mass.
Second: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet, Barney Hallingby, Sharon, Conn.
Third: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, Jeff Tannenbaum, New Marlborough, Mass.
“For Road or Track,” sports cars 1945 to 1955; the cars the boys brought home
First: 1953 SIATA 208S, Robert Wilder, Jr., Stanfordville, N.Y.
Second: 1954 Austin-Healey 100 Le Mans, Bruce & Leslie Silvers, West Hartford, Conn.
Third: 1948 MG TC, George Smith, South Egremont, Mass.
“Power to Spare – and Grace to Boot,” GT cars 1945 to 1959
First: 1959 Fiat Abarth, Mahlon Craft, Norfolk, Conn.
Second: 1957 Porsche 356A, Tom Tate, Medfield, Mass.
Third: 1961 Ferrari SWB, Herb Wetanson, New York, N.Y.
“Businessmen’s Express,” GT cars 1960 to 1965. Success and speed allied for fun
First: 1964 Ferrari Lusso, Roger Werner, Greenwich, Conn.
Second: 1961 Lotus Elite, Clark Lance, Long Valley, N.J.
Third: 1963 Porsche 356b Super 90, Beth & Jeffery Leeds, Andover, Mass.
“With Top When Needed,” convertibles 1960 to 1972. Fun in the sun, and dry when needed
First: 1966 Cadillac Eldorado, Joseph O’Connell, Westport, Conn.
Second: 1970 VW Beetle, Chris Fraioli, New Rochelle, N.Y.
Third: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, Terry Spaeth, Upper Grandview, N.Y.
“Only the Best for Bond,” post-war Aston Martins to 1969. A tribute to the cars of Mister Brown
First: 1964 Aston Martin DB5, Berthold Forwein
Second: 1960 Aston Martin DB4, Mike Odierna, Greenwich, Conn.
Third: 2009 Aston Martin DBS, Steve Gallant
“Poised and Potent,” road racing’s streetwise reflections; sports cars 1956 to 1961
First: 1956 Porsche Carrera Speedster Prototype, Ben Edwards, Prospect, Conn.
Second: 1957 AC Ace Bristol, Andrew Williams, Stamford, Conn.
Third: 1957 Porsche GS/GT, Jerry Charlup, Stamford, Conn.
“A Sporting Proposition,” sports cars 1962 to 1970. A golden era of the sports car
First: 1962 AC 2.6, Robert Wilder, Jr., Stanfordville, N.Y.
Second: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger MKI, Scott Hackerson, Trumbull, Conn.
Third: 1967 Austin-Healey 3000, Peter Army, Sutton, Mass.
“Speed & Style,” because it’s not simply when you arrive. It’s how… GT cars 1965 to 1970
First: 1967 Shelby-prepped Toyota 2000 GT, Bob Tkacik, Saco, Maine
Second: 1969 Maserati Ghibli, Mark Cendron, Newburyport, Mass.
Third: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette, Bruce & Michele Clark, Brookville, N.Y.
“Keep the Shiny Side Up,” fast, fun sports cars 1970 to 1985
First: 1980 MGB LE, Larry Cantamessa, Putnam Valley, N.Y.
Second: 1979 MG Midget 1500, Meo Veldhuizen, Goshen, Conn.
Third: 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider, Kevin Murphy, Framingham, Mass.
“Speed & Style Redux,” GT cars 1970 to 1985, marvellous, mile-eating monsters
First: 1974 BMW 3.0 CS Alpine, Duane Sword, Charlestown, Mass.
Second: 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000, Ricardo Scofidio, New York, N.Y.
Third: 1976 Lamborghini LP 400, Michael Schwartz, New York, N.Y.
“Form Follows Function,” practical perfection, commercial and practical vehicles 1955 to 1985
First: 1962 Fiat 1100 Familiare, Joseph Stanco, Bristol, Conn.
Second: 1973 BMW 2002tii, Brian Ach & Michelle Enfield, Ridgewood, N.Y.
Third: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230S, Michael & Ronnie Maddalena, Warren, Conn.
“No Holds Barred,” victory at all costs defined, post-war competition sporting machines
First: 1961 Ferrari 250 TRI/61, Scuderia N.E., Stamford, Conn.
Second: 1948 Ferrari 166, The Collier Collection, South Naples, Fla.
Third: 1969 Cooper T-90, Robert D’Amore and Kent Jones, West Newbury, Mass.
“Less Is More,” motorcycles, trikes and micro cars. The lighter side of getting going
First: 1976 MV Augusta America 750cc, Robert Machinist, New York, N.Y.
Second: 1947 Harley-Davidson WR racer, Roland Houde, Andover, Mass.
Third: 1953 BMW R51/3 500 cc, Robert Machinist, New York, N.Y.
“Torque It Up,” cars with the urge to move you 1955 to 1975. Magnificent muscle
First: 1966 Pontiac GTO, Phil Andrew, Jr., Harwinton, Conn.
Second: 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda, Michael Connell, Del Mar, Calif.
Third: 1972 Ford Mustang, Bob Hand, Bristol, Conn.
“Creative Thinking,” interesting, unique, between-the-cracks transport
First: 1976 BMW 3.5 CSL, Joseph Rodriguez, Mahwah, N.J.
Second: 1967 VW Karmann Ghia, Keith Goggin, New York, N.Y.
Third: 1988-2013 Lotus-chassis Electric Hybrid, Walter Robinson, Guilford, Conn.
“Briggs’ Babies: A Clever Cunningham,” accolades for this very rare breed of American racers
First: S/N 5214 C3 Coupe, Chuck Schoendorf, Rowayton, Conn.
Second: S/N 5222 C3 Coupe, Tom Coady, Paxton, Ill.
Third: S/N 5217 C4-R, Fred Simeone, Philadelphia, Pa.
“911 Sports and GT Heaven,” Need we say more?
First: 1973 Porsche 2.8L RSR, Toni Fishman, Farmington, Conn.
Second: 1984 Porsche Turbo Carrera, Bob Williams, New Harbor, Maine
Third: 1972 Porsche 911 ST “Brumos,” Jack Boxstrom, Picton, Ont., Canada
“The Value of Valves on Top,” 100 years of Buick brilliance
First: 1961 Buick Invicta, Nick Pagani, Riverside, Conn.
Second: 1953 Buick Woody Super 8, Andrew Benenson, Darien, Conn.
“The Marvel of McLaren,” 50 years since the founding
First: 1967 McLaren F2, McLaren’s first monocoque design, Duncan Dayton, Miami, Fla.
“Elan Elation,” we add lightness 50 years hence
First: 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint, Greg Zelazek, Roswell, Ga.
Second: 1970 Lotus Elan Sprint Series 4, David Porter, Darien, Conn.
Third: 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint, Phillip Harrison, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
“Just as We Found It,” untouched or minimally massaged originals
First: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina, Bob Cess, Litchfield, Conn.
Second: 1975 Chrysler Cordoba, Steven Grening, Torrington, Conn.
Third: 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL, John Perullo, Rowley, Mass.
Lime Rock Historic Festival 2013 – Sunday in the Park Concours Special Recognition Award Winners
Leigh & Leslie Keno Historic Vehicle Association Award:
S/N 5319R Cunningham C5-R, Miles Collier Collection, Naples, Fla.