August 31 - September 3, 2007
This is an event for sensory overload. All the cars I read & dreamed about as a kid, and they are RACING! While not a great one for fundraising, we were able to send the American Cancer Society $231.00 that we collected. Thank you Lime Rock Park for your hospitality!
Friday August 31
On the road again... 5:33am
Lime Rock provided us with this great space on the Vendor midway.
Next door was one of my personal "coolest cars of all time", the Allard J2X.
As a teen in the late 50s, I spent many evenings riding shotgun in one of
these with a buddy. That one had a 283 with 3 carbs and a McCulloch blower!
Seen here is the modern recreation by the Allard Motor Works
in Montreal, headed by Roger Allard.
In the Rolex "Moments In Time" tent was the Corvette SS from 1957.
It was driven by the legendary John Fitch, one of Lime Rock's founders
and early managers. He still lives nearby.
Also on display: Maserati, Ferrari and Jaguar.
Outside was this gorgeous, classic, flathead powered Deuce roadster.
Friday evening I was John Schieding's guest at the dinner honoring John Bishop,
the founder of IMSA. Dapper as always in the red blazer is John Fitch.
Saturday September 1
"Home" for 3 nights, the Inn at White Hollow Farm,
all of 1/2 mile from the track entrance.
Classic Bentley pulls in, just like anybody else...
I tried a more open setup today. Lotus was across the way.
Next to Lotus was the Porsche Carrera GT.
Matthew joined the exclusive group who donated $25 or more to
the American Cancer Society for the privilege of signing the underside
of the hood. It was his late grandfather's birthday.
Sunday September 2
A misty morning, both at the Inn and the track.
Pretty quiet this morning, but it's only 8:30,
and there's no racing at Lime Rock on Sundays.
Instead there's a Concours D'Elegance on the straight. An incredible variety!
Click photo to see some of the coolest.
Monday September 3
The grounds were packed all day, race day!
By 3:15 I was packed up for the trip home.