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:

PHOTOS: ‘Caffeine & Carburetors’ Returns to Downtown New Canaan

Hundreds of auto enthusiasts gathered in downtown New Canaan Sunday morning for the third “Caffeine & Carburetors” event of 2018. Pine Street and the one-way stretch of Elm were closed to motor vehicle traffic as New Canaan residents and visitors to town mingled over brew from Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee, owned by C&C founder Doug Zumbach, visited tents set up by nonprofit organizations and sponsors and learned about the vehicles themselves and morning’s happenings from New Canaan’s Peter Bush, known to many locals as a longtime host on The Fox-95.9 FM. 

“It’s a great turnout,” C&C volunteer Matt Konspore of New Canaan said on the clear, sunny morning while guiding slow-moving vehicles out of the show. 

Flo Carbone of Bankwell, a sponsor of the event, said from the local bank’s tent: “Everyone is out having a great time, beautiful day.”

Caffeine & Carburetors will return to downtown New Canaan Oct. 21 for the final event of the year.