Caffeine & Carburetors—April '22
Thousands of car enthusiasts came to downtown New Canaan on Sunday morning for the 2022 debut of a popular auto show founded by town resident Doug Zumbach.
Launched as a small gathering of specialty and classic car lovers on Pine Street, by Zumbach’s eponymous coffee shop, Caffeine & Carburetors has evolved into a regional even multi-state draw for New Canaan, held four times per year—on Pine and Elm Streets downtown and in Waveny.
“The turnout is wonderful,” Zumbach said on a crisp and clear spring morning near the intersection of Pine and Park Streets as throngs of people walked the pedestrian-only areas to look at the cars, many of them wearing babybjorns, pushing strollers or gripping leashes.
“Big shoutout to all of my volunteers,” he said. “Thank you [First Selectman] Kevin Moynihan, [Moynihan staffer] Tucker [Murphy] for helping, [Highway Superintendent] Mosey [Saccary], [Public Works Director] Tiger Mann, the Police Department. So everything is going smoothly. Everyone seems to be having a good time.”
This year’s C&C schedule includes May 22, Sept. 18 and Oct. 23.
“This year we hope to have a full season,” Zumbach said.