Caffeine & Carburetors—May 21, 2023
Droves of car enthusiasts hit downtown New Canaan on Sunday for the first Caffeine & Carburetors show of 2023. Classic and specialty autos lined Pine and Elm Streets, and abutting lots, for three hours on a clear, crisp morning.
C&C founder Doug Zumbach, a town resident and owner of the eponymous coffee shop at Pine and Grove Streets, estimated 1,500 show cars and an additional 1,500 spectator cars. Police, Zumbach’s volunteers and members of the New Canaan Community Emergency Response Team, or “CERT,” helped direct pedestrians and drivers to ensure safety.
“The weather cleared out for us,” Zumbach said as attendees ogled and photographed the antique and high-end cars and motorcycles parked along Pine Street. “I think we’re at capacity. The commuter lot is full, Elm Street full, Morse Court full, Pine Street full. We just thank everyone for coming.”
There are two more Caffeine & Carburetor shows scheduled for 2023—Sept. 17 downtown and Oct. 22 at Waveny.
Sponsors include Bankwell and Brown Harris Stevens.