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Autograph & Book Signing Schedules + Entry Lists

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Stirling Moss, Jochen Mass Autograph Sessions at Lime Rock Park's Historic Festival 33

    PLUS, author “Sign & Sell” times and locations for Sam Posey, Burt Levy, Dwight Knowlton, Gordon Kirby, Joe Freeman, Jim McGee.
Complete signing schedule below

Click here for the Historic Racing Entry List
Click here for the Sunday in the Park Concours Entrant List
Click here for the weekend schedule


Lime Rock Park has an All-Star line-up of racing icons as its guests for Historic Festival 33 September 3-7.

All have made themselves available to meet, greet and sign.

In addition to the Sir Stirling Moss and Jochen Mass autograph sessions, we’ve scheduled Sam, Dwight, Burt, Gordon, Joe and Jim for Sign & Sells of their latest books...

• For more than 40 years, racing fans all over the world have followed Sam Posey's unique career as a driver, writer, and broadcaster. Posey wrote his first article for Road & Track in 1968, the same year he drove a Chevrolet Camaro for Roger Penske's team in the Trans-Am series. In the 1970s he not only won at Sebring and finished on the podium at Le Mans, but also published a highly regarded autobiography. Posey retired from driving in 1982, but in the years since his public profile has grown through his articles for Road & Track, Sports Illustrated, and other publications, as well as his work as a television commentator. In Where the Writer Meets the Road, Posey has selected the best of his work in both fields. The result is a remarkably varied mix of short and long pieces on subjects ranging from racing in the rain at Le Mans to test-driving the propeller-driven Wind Wagon created by his uncle Teddy in the 1920s. No matter the venue or circumstance, Posey's writing captures the excitement of racing as well as an insider's understanding of how the sport really works.


• Called "The Best Kids' Car Book Ever" by Yahoo! Autos, Dwight Knowlton’s The Little Red Racing Car is the award winning story of a 1955 Maserati that was once a racing great, but was then left to decay in an old barn. It's a story of a boy finding a car, restoring it with his dad, and an amazing discovery along the way... The red car was once driven by the great Stirling Moss! (Also, a pre-publication release of a Moss/Knowlton book collaboration is expected.)

All But For Indy is a set of remarkable stories of forty champion racing drivers who but for a stroke of bad luck, an unfortunate last minute mistake, or just the intervention of fate, were never able to win America’s greatest race. In a volume that could as well have been titled “Nobody Cares Who Finished Second,” authors Joe Freeman and Gordon Kirby go against the popular grain to offer these remarkable stories.

• Veteran U.S. racing writer and award-winning author Gordon Kirby introduces his new book Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions, told largely in Jim McGee’s own words, about one of the most successful crew chiefs in Indy car racing history. McGee’s cars won 90 races between 1965-2005, including four Indy 500s and nine Indy car championships. This book features interviews with all the top drivers and team owners McGee worked with over his long career, including Mario Andretti, Tom Sneva, Rick Mears, Emerson Fittipaldi, Bobby Rahal and Nigel Mansell. This new work also traces McGee’s role in the development of today’s big race teams with fleets of engineers in contrast to the three- and four-man teams of the early 60s. It is filled with over 300 images, many from the Racemaker Archive, never before published.

Burt “BS” Levy will be signing and otherwise de-facing all his books including his latest, The 200 MPH Steamroller, the fifth book in the Buddy Palumbo / 'The Last Open Road' series. It’s also the first book in a brand new trilogy that traces, in highly parodied form, a large (and thoroughly fictitious, of course!) American manufacturer's explosive burst onto the motorsports scene, their attempt to buy a legendary Italian race team and their subsequent assault on Le Mans.

FRIDAY
1:00 - 2:00p Burt Levy “The 200 MPH Steamroller” Merchandise Store Deck
3:00 - 3:45p Stirling Moss & Jochen Mass Mercedes Tent in A-Paddock


SATURDAY
9:30 - 10:30a Dwight Knowlton “The Little Red Racing Car: A Father/Son Story” Merchandise Store Deck
10:30 - 11:30a Stirling Moss & Jochen Mass Vintage Motorsport Magazine Tent on Midway
11:00a - 12:30p Joseph Freeman, Gordon Kirby & Jim McGee, “Second to One: All but for Indy” & “Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions” Merchandise Store Deck
1:00 - 2:00p Burt Levy “The 200 MPH Steamroller” Merchandise Store Deck
1:30 - 2:15p Stirling Moss & Jochen Mass Vintage Motorsport Magazine Tent on Midway
2:30 - 3:30 Sam Posey “Where the Writer Meets the Road” Merchandise Store Deck


SUNDAY
10:30 - 11:30a Stirling Moss & Jochen Mass Front Straight
12:00 - 1:30p Joseph Freeman, Gordon Kirby & Jim McGee “Second to One: All but for Indy” & “Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions” Front Straight
12:00 - 1:30p Burt Levy “The 200 MPH Steamroller” & Dwight Knowlton “The Little Red Racing Car: A Father/Son Story” Front Straight


MONDAY
9:30 - 10:30a Sam Posey “Where the Writer Meets the Road” Merchandise Store Deck
10:30 - 11:30a Stirling Moss & Jochen Mass Classic Motorsports Magazine Tent on Midway
10:30 - 11:30a Dwight Knowlton “The Little Red Racing Car: A Father/Son Story” Merchandise Store Deck
12:00 - 1:00p Stirling Moss & Jochen Mass Merchandise Store Deck
1:30 - 2:30p Burt Levy “The 200 MPH Steamroller” Merchandise Store Deck

Click here for complete Historic Festival 33 weekend schedule.

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You've got to come see these cars

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With the just-announced addition of the the spectacular 1930 "Count Trossi" SSK to the immaculate collection of Mercedes Competition Cars that are a centerpiece of this year's Historic Festival 33, we thought you would liketo see photos of all six cars before you get to enjoy them in the flesh here at Lime Rock Park.

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Ralph Lauren's stunning 1930 Mercedes SSK, the one streamlined for Count Trossi. Rarest of the rare... [photo by Michael Furman]

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Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1955 F1 championship in one of these, a Mercedes W 196 Silver Arrow

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The car that won the 1955 Mille Miglia in record-breaking time, driven by Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson: the world-famous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR "722"

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A 1908 Mercedes Brooklands; sister cars nearly won the Indy 500 in 1911 and 1912

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The Mercedes W 154 Silver Arrow that finished fourth in the 1939 Belgrade G.P., days before the start of WWII

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The 1914 Mercedes Grand Prix car. Three of these swept the podium at the French G.P., two weeks before the start of WWI

Click here for ticket information for Historic Festival 33, September 4-7

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Historic Festival Weekend Schedule & Race Groups

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Historic Festival Chairman Murray Smith released the the Weekend Schedule and the nine Race Groups for the 33rd edition of the vintage extravaganza held every Labor Day Weekend at Lime Rock Park.

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Recipe for Home Cookin'

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How’s this for a little home cookin’? Here’s the recipe, and all you need is a few ingredients: A big dash of terrific weather. A giant pot of enthusiastic, knowledgeable fans. A whole heapin’ helpin’ of a spectacularly renovated racing park. And two big races where nobody left anything on the table. The IMSA Northeast Grand Prix for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) races were both great showcases of what Lime Rock Park is all about: Frantic, high speed battles where anything can happen.

Like... the GT Daytona (GTD) leader and the Prototype Challenge (PC) leader taking each other out in the Downhill just past the halfway point of the race... a hometown team, Boston’s Turner Motorsport and its GTD BMW Z4, having to stretch the fuel well beyond when it shoulda run out a gas while being chased down a mile a minute by a venomous Viper – and winning by just a couple of seconds. (All this after the Bimmer had been crashed hard Friday morning and then flatbedded to Autoworks in Torrington for an all-night-to-get-it-fixed thrash.)

Like... the Tudor race seeing four different leaders thanks to crashes, passes, spins, mistakes, penalties, and unplanned stops – and finally being won by Mike Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith in their ORECA FLM09, beating ex-IndyCar star Bruno Junqueira.

Like... One race after their new CTSCC Grand Sports (GS) Ford Shelby GT350R-C had been destroyed at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport), Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson won – after starting last thanks to electrical glitches in qualifying – in a replacement car that the Multimatic team had to bang together in less than a week.

Like... Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer throwing the MLB equivalent of a shut-out in Street Tuner (ST), winning after essentially leading the entire race. The victory in their ModSpace Mazda MX-5 Miata gave the C.J. Wilson Racing team – owned by L.A. Angels lefty C.J. Wilson – the lead in the points standings. McCumbee led the opening 40 laps before pitting at the 45-minute mark. While Jeff Mosing, Justin Piscitell and Corey Lewis took turns running up front, the lead cycled back to McAleer following green flag pit stops and the Mazda driver led the final 45 laps.

The whole day was a marvelous meal of motorsport. All that was needed were the right ingredients.

Take a look at the Photos from the Feast here. (Note: Only mobile device users are prompted to log-in to Facebook (Thanks, Mark Z.!); laptop-desktop users do not need to have a Facebook account to see the pix).

Go to imsa.com for the complete menu of results.

Next up is Historic Festival 33 – and entirely different haute cuisine...


See you September 3, folks. Bring an appetite.

The Gourmands at Lime Rock Park

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Sam Posey's Interview at the Mahaiwe Theater is online

 

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If you weren't able to attend... Listen to Sam and Ellen Posey, along with Trans Am president John Clagett, as they talked about Paul Newman before the screening of the Adam Carolla film “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington Mass., a day before the Lime Rock Park Trans Am Memorial Day race weekend. We recorded the audio, plus we added a number of old and new photos to this 29-minute "video." Great stuff, click here!

 

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