Lime Rock announces events for historic September festival

LAKEVILLE – Lime Rock Park announced the lineup of special events and guests for its 39th annual Historical Festival, scheduled for September 2-6.

The festival, said the organizers, is a unique exhibition of automotive enthusiasm in all its forms. In addition to three days of vintage racing Sunday in the park, the Lime Rock Concours will once again host a collection of classic, sports and competition cars on display along the Sam Posey Straight. Sunday will also include the Rassemblement des Marques, where hundreds of enthusiasts can display their favorite rides all around the track.

This year, Lime Rock Park showcases Porsche’s rich history in sports and racing cars.

“I am very happy to announce that Porsche Cars North America will be the presenting sponsor of the Sunday in the Park, the Lime Rock Concours and the Porsche racing classes. Lime Rock and Porsche have a rich history together, ”said John Cappella, regional vice president of Porsche Cars North America. “And we look forward to celebrating that legacy with a number of Porsche exhibits at this year’s Historic Festival.”

Porsche Danbury is also supporting the event as the main sponsor of Saturday’s gala dinner on the track. Porsche Classic will also participate. More details will be available in the coming weeks, organizers said.

“Continuing our Porsche theme for this year, I am also very happy to announce that our honored collector will be Steven Harris, who for the first time will be sharing his extensive collection of Porsche Porsche 911s,” said Cappella. “In addition to the Harris collection, we are also planning to exhibit some of the finest competition 356, 911 and Porsches in the country.

With the support of Chief Justice Bill Scheffler, Lime Rock is preparing a number of special classes for this year’s Competition, including Cars of the Northeast, American-powered European sports cars, an alternative drive class with cars steam and electric, American cars and European “Woodies” and the best of Britain, showcasing England’s best sports cars and bodywork, according to Cappella.

“Along with our focus at this festival on the best examples of German engineering and design, the Sunday Competition will feature classes for pre-war and post-war BMW and Mercedes-Benz cars. as well as our usual classes for competition cars, unrestored / preserved cars as well as pre and post war European and American cars. And, given the positive response to last year’s Datsun Z class, we plan to include a class for Japanese performance cars between 1970 and 1990, ”Cappella said.

To manage registrations for this year’s event, the park uses a new registration system called Motorsports Registration, implemented by Frank Taylor, Director of Operations. Participants in the Gathering of Brands are encouraged to pre-register, allowing the park to better plan for space requirements. Online registration is now available, and more information is available at

Last year’s Historical Festival was a great success thanks to the cooperation of all participants. “The event went well because everyone was eager to get out on the track and have fun,” said our event president Murray Smith. “People have respected the efforts to feel safe – and they have shown their respect by behaving responsibly.” We expect an even better event this year and look forward to welcoming all of our fans to the track for a fantastic Festival weekend.

Race registrations are available on For any inquiries regarding the Contest, send an email to [email protected]; for race inquiries, email [email protected] Or call 860-435-5000.

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