Lime Rock Park – Historic Festival 41 and Sunday in the Park

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The US Labor Day weekend is the traditional date for the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park and this year will mark the 41st running of the event on 31 August-4 September.  More than 250 racing cars are expected, ranging from the 1920s to the 1975 Kremer Porsche 935 IMSA GT car.

MG will be the featured race group, celebrating the centennial of the first MG sports cars, with more than 50 examples participating.  Formula Junior will have its own standalone racing, representing the largest gathering of its type on the East Coast in recent history.  For the first time at Lime Rock, there will also be a full field of slick Sports 2000s.

Auriana’s ex-Briggs Cunningham Maserati Tipo 151 will be on display Photo Lawrence Auriana

The Featured Marque will be Chrysler and its famous Hemi engine.  Known for its ground-breaking designs and powerful engines, Chrysler will display several rarely seen concept cars throughout the festival, including the Dodge Firepower, the Chrysler Atlantic and the Chrysler Turbine car, each promising a fascinating glimpse into automotive innovation.

Adding another layer of elegance to the Historic Festival, Lawrence Auriana will be the Honoured Collector.  Possessor of one of the greatest Italian car collections in the country, Auriana’s Maserati Tipo 151, campaigned by Briggs Cunningham at Le Mans in 1962, as well a rare example of the stunning Alfa 33/2 Stradale coupe will join an impressive line-up of Ferraris, Alfa Romeos and Maseratis that will be featured in the Sunday Concours and on display all weekend.

On Saturday, the Park will celebrate McLaren’s 60th birthday, and on the following day will host Sunday in The Park, which includes the Lime Rock Concours as well as the Gathering of the Marques.  For entries go to

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