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Beautiful Sunday Afternoon Showcases Car Show and CT Craft Beer Grand Prix

LAKEVILLE, CT (29 May 2022)- After being cancelled the last two years due to COVID-19 and severe weather, the Royals’ Garage Car Show and Hagerty Cars & Caffeine returned in full force with nearly 400 cars and hundreds of enthusiasts lining the Sam Posey Straight for the Sundays at The Park event.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Smilow Cancer Center.

The inaugural Connecticut Craft Beer Grand Prix was also a success. Accompanied by the area’s best food trucks, a dozen local breweries showcased the outstanding quality and variety of Connecticut craft beer on the Lime Rock grounds on Sunday, held as part of the Memorial Day Classic.

A committee of brewers and experienced beer judges from across the state have developed 15 medal categories. Each category contained a variety of BJCP and Great American Beer Festival defined sub-styles to allow participating breweries to best match and categorize their entries. The Brewery at Maple View Farm of Grandby, Conn., won the overall competition, taking home the award for Best Overall Taste for its four beers entered. East Hartford Brewing Group won the Fan Favorite vote for its Pennyweisse Citrus Wheat Ale.

The Memorial Day Classic concludes Monday with racing from the Tran Am Series presented by Pirelli, Sportscar Vintage Race Association (SVRA) and Skip Barber Race Series. General admission tickets are still available. Active military and veterans receive free admission. For event information visit: Memorial Day Classic – Lime Rock Park

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Car Show Winners

Hagerty Cars & Caffeine Winners:

  • Antique Car before 1965: Steve Shabet 1957 Chevy Bel Air
  • Classic Car 196501975: Paul Fredricks 1973 Morgan
  • Classic Car 1976-1995: John Rodriguez 1993 Porsche 968
  • Modern Car after 1995: Stephen and Nina Parmenter 2006 Cadillac XLR
  • Import Car Any Year: Joe Degasperis 1966 Simca Berton
  • Custom Car Any Year with Modification: John Egan 1965 Volkswagen Beetle
  • People’s Choice: Shay Stevens 1968 AMX

Royals Garage Car Show Winners:

  • Royals Crown: Jim Intrieri 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
  • Skip’s Selection: Ken Ward 1949 Chevy 3100
  • Veterans Choice: Bob Bernabucci 1957 Chevy Apache
  • People’s Choice: William Edgars 1915 Mack AC