Car Shows

Lime Rock “Sunday in the Park”: The BMWs

Friday, September 24th, 2010

limerock-sunday-in-parkOne of the highlights of Limerock’s annual Labor Day weekend Vintage Fall Festival is the Sunday in the Park car show and concours.  This unique event allows participants to park their cherished cars around the edge of the famed 1.5 mile road course.  Spectators and participants can walk the entire track and see some of the best cars in the region on display.   Since racing is not allowed on Sunday at Lime Rock, Sunday in the Park is the perfect interlude to the four days of exciting vintage and historic races.

In addition to the premium concours event, visitors may arrive at the park with their everyday driving classics. Pending a car is rare or in decent condition one may receive a coveted invitation to join their marque’s section on the track. This is really two car shows in one; you don’t need to be in the concours to enter into the general car show. This inclusive feature makes for a diverse collection of cars and a strong turnout of spectators.

This year the weather on Sunday was a sunny 75 degrees with light breezes to grace the spectators and gorgeous vehicles. Good weather lead to a great turnout and a perfect opportunity for the shutterbugs to immortalize a wide array of cars.  From Aston Martin to Citroen, from BMW to Rolls-Bentley, there were over 20 official marque categories spread around the track and what seemed to be several more that were unofficially grouped.

There was a great display of BMW cars. The Bimmers were parked on “no-name straight” just past (walking clockwise around the track) the Volvo display and just before the Italian makes. There were approximately twenty 2002 cars and ten E30 M3 cars. Among the standouts lining the back of the track were a fully restored convertible M3 decked out in a rare metallic green color and several impressive 2002s. (more…)

Hemmings Sports & Exotics Car Show, Saratoga Springs – 2010

Monday, August 30th, 2010

hemmings-car-show-saratogaSaturday August 7, 2010 brought the return of the Hemmings staff to Saratoga Springs, New York for the annual Hemmings Sports & Exotics Car Show. BMW cars were the featured marque and there was a wonderful showing of all types of Bimmers from 2002′s to 6-Series “sharks” and even a Hennarot M1.

The weather on this day was spectacular with light music filtering through the warm summer breezes and bright sun shining over head. The Saratoga Automobile Museum Popcorn truck was sharing it’s wonderful kettle corn and the local Lion’s club opened up a concession stand for attendees to fill up on grilled goodies. What more could one ask for than a beautiful day with sunny skies and a lineup of well cared for sports and collector cars on display?

The car turnout was comprised of well over 150 sports and collector cars ranging from early Model T’s up to modern sports cars through model year 1988. There was a strong showing of classic post-war British sports cars including Jaguars and MG’s. In this area we though the Jaguar XK 140 stole the show! (more…)

Pennings’ 2nd Annual Car, Motorcycle and Tractor Show

Monday, September 7th, 2009

pennings-car-show-warwick-nySeptember 5th 2009 in scenic Warwick, New York brought the 2nd Annual Pennings’ Car, Motorcycle and Tractor Show. Jack Pennings, Jr. puts on this annual show in Pennings’ Apple Orchards in the hills of the bucolic Hudson Valley each year to celebrate local car, motorcycle and tractor collector’s prized possessions.

The afternoon featured the car show, a pig roast, barbeque, a rock band and a lawn tractor pull contest! Appoximately 50 cars were entered along with 75 motorcycles and 10 mint show tractors. The tractor show is a completely appropriate theme for Warwick, NY and what better place to show them than on the farm at Pennings Orchards. (more…)