NEWS: Historic Festival 34, September 1 - 5
Honored Guests Confirmed
Special ‘Tin Top’ and Historic Trans-Am Race Groups
Presenting Sponsor Announced: The Prestige Family of Fine Cars
Since 1983, Lime Rock Park has held its annual celebration of historic motoring significance by combining authentic-car vintage racing with a prestigious Concours d’Elegance. It’s an event unique to North America in that the racing and the concours are all on one property during one major vintage and historic event.
The historic racing on Lime Rock’s classic 1.5-mile, 7-turn circuit on Friday, Saturday and Labor Day Monday sandwiches the Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance, held on the track’s 2,200-foot Sam Posey Straight.
In the past decade the Historic Festival has added a 17-mile race car parade-and-rally over local roads and through three town centers, ending in a community street fair in nearby Falls Village, as well as creating a 1,000-car Gathering of the Marques car show that’s held concomitant with the concours.
Chairman Murray Smith confirmed a number of other elements for this year’s Historic Festival 34...
► The Festival welcomes a presenting sponsor, the Prestige Family of Fine Cars, the leading vehicle dealer network in the Tri-State Region with more than 50 years of service to the car-buying public in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The Prestige Family of Fine Cars retails a number of marques including BMW, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Scion, Toyota and Volkswagen, out of Wappingers Falls and Middletown, N.Y.; Paramus, Mahwah and Ramsey, N.J.; and Stamford, Conn. The Prestige Performance team is completing in their second year of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series and they are currently the championship leaders.
► Historic Festival 34’s Honored Guests are the dynamic duo of John Morton and Pete Brock (below). Among Brock’s numerous accomplishments is, of course, his designing the Daytona Cobra Coupe and founding his wildly successful Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE)... for which Morton was asked to drive and together, they won prodigiously between 1969 and 1972 in BRE Datsuns in C-Production and 2.5-liter Trans-Am. Morton will race a BRE Datsun 240Z over the weekend, too
► The new-for-2016 Tin Top race group has already burgeoned to 20+ entries, with more expected
► Another of this year’s nine race groups will be the wildly popular cars from the Historic Trans-Am organization (below); authentic pony cars that raced in Trans-Am in the iconic 1966 - 1972 period. Don't miss this!
► AExpect 250+ exceptional entrants for the Sunday in the Park Concours d'Elegance, plus another 900+ cars to be entered into the Gathering of the Marques element
Historic Festival 34 does not charge for parking, kids 16 and under get free admission with accompanying adult(s), veterans and active military free admission
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