PHOTOS: Final ‘Caffeine & Carburetors’ of 2022 Held in Waveny 

An estimated 1,300 auto enthusiasts descended on Waveny Park on a crisp, overcast morning Sunday for the final 2022 installment of an increasingly popular car show. Launched by New Canaan’s Doug Zumbach at his eponymous coffee shop on Pine and Grove Streets, Caffeine & Carburetors features hundreds of classic and specialty autos, drawing gearheads from the community, region and beyond. Zumbach said more than 30 volunteers helped with parking and directing attendees. “CERT [the Community Emergency Response Team] is here helping us, I think we have five New Canaan Police on hand,” Zumbach said. “Well-staffed, well-organized and I think people are having fun.”

Attendees holding cameras, pushing baby strollers and clutching dog leashes roamed through much of the park around the main house for three hours in the morning, leaning over open hoods, visiting vendor booths and getting food from one of three food trucks parked near the Orchard Field for the increasingly popular event. 

Brian Sahai, branch manager at New Canaan’s Bankwell, a longtime sponsor of Caffeine & Carburetors, said, “This is a wonderful event that puts a nice spotlight on a community we all love.”

PHOTOS: Thousands Attend Caffeine & Carburetors in Downtown New Canaan 

Thousands of residents and auto enthusiasts headed to downtown New Canaan on Sunday morning for a popular car show now in its eleventh year. 

Featuring 700 specialty and classic autos, Caffeine & Carburetors on Pine and Elm Streets is “growing and growing and growing,” First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said. “A lot of people come to New Canaan just for this,” Moynihan said while mixing with the crowd opposite Pine Street Concessions on a clear, sunny morning. 

Moynihan, who conceived of the town’s Tourism & Economic Development Advisory Committee, said Caffeine & Carburetors creator Doug Zumbach is seeking to promote the show for New York City residents traveling by rail to New Canaan. Doug Zumbach launched the auto gathering outside outside his eponymous coffee shop at Pine and Grove Streets in 2008, and it quickly drew crowds from about a dozen vehicles to 50 and more, outgrowing that small area. The final installment of this year will be held Oct. 20 at Waveny. 

PHOTOS: Final ‘Caffeine & Carburetors’ of 2018 Hits Downtown New Canaan Sunday

Thousands of specialty and classic auto enthusiasts gathered in downtown New Canaan on Sunday for this year’s final ‘Caffeine & Carburetors’ show. Launched by New Canaan’s Doug Zumbach out front of his eponymous coffee shop on Pine Street , C&C is  now a fixture of New Canaan, with four shows per year. Typically two of those shows are downtown and two are at Waveny, though this year due to a scheduling snafu, the second would-be Waveny event was held on Pine and Elm Streets. Local families pushing strollers and holding dog leashes mingled with the car owners and their fans on a crisp, clear autumn morning. Here are some photos from the event, whose major sponsors include Bankwell: