Lime Rock Historic Festival 34

A celebration of Speed, Style and on-track entertainment shared with some Great Cars. Three great days of racing encircle and a Sunday of terrific (and quieter) exhibits. Start your engines!!

Encircling the Sunday show is a holiday weekend of great historic racing. Racing? Nobody does it better when it comes to playing with cars than the clients and techs from VRS. This show and go weekend starts on Friday with some practice. Here we see the VRS pits, Tim fixing a MGTD Supercharger while Dave Gussack and Spitfire chases the field, a leading Lotus 7...To a 1st @ the flag.

Paddock Posture: Lola, Porsche, and a pair of Spits await the next outing but that Corvette does need the brakes attended!

Racers in Repose. Clockwise from the top left Richard’s heard enough so in go ear plugs – Linda kept them all tidy all weekend – yours truly, Dave, had a good race and daughter Natasha is pleased. Jim’s trying to overcome a case of helmet head and Engine builder Jim (splash) Coleman keeps an eye on us all!!

SpitFire Racing was in good form with 3 Spits from VRS on track all weekend. In the end, Kevin Gosselin, (right) cruised to a consistent result & his best LRP time EVER. Dave and Kent duked it out all weekend: Result? 4 races: 2, 1st OA each & Dave winning the finale on Monday. Great fun guys!!

Just a bit of what happened on Sunday: THE FINALE: From front to back: our honored collector Wayne Carini’s choice of favorite motor cycle - 1928 Indian Scout, Tim Raindle. Best of Show, Lulu and Tony Wang’s GREAT Tipo 61 Birdcage Maserati, and the Jones’ family 1912 Thomas Flyer was Peoples’ choice.

The Lime Rock Historic Festival is about great cars and enjoying them in a variety of activities. The “come as you are” Gathering of the Marques event looks nicely filled in come Sunday morning with some exceptional machinery: Ferraris, a Cisitalia, and 2 Glas BMWs in GT and Cabriolet form!! Wow.

The Cast of Characters who brought Sunday in the Park & Historic Festival 34 to a fine conclusion: Above: Event organizer Murray Smith interviews host Skip Barber. Left: Wayne Carini salutes his honored collector award as both Murray and Kent look on. Great guys, great show, great fun!

It’s always nice for us support-and-preparation guys to see “our guys” at speed and moving well. Mike Zubko’s tidy 356 Porsche and Chris Fennel’s rapid and reliable 65 Corvette sounded sweet, They were...Here then...G-O-N-E!!

Here and G-O-N-E redux! Richard’s Royale/Lotus and Beach/Abarth had good weekends though the Beach did reveal a clutch problem as the weekend progressed.

These guys had a BLAST! Lola Sports 2000 racers Jim Montana and Mark Starr duked it out all weekend. Jim’s red, Mark’s blue and by the end of the weekend Mark’s car had joined Jim's under the VRS tents for some side-by-side comparisons. We all enjoyed watching...thanks!

The 34th Running of the Lime Rock Historic Fall Festival went really well for the VRS racers and crew. No damage, several race winners and HUGE fun. Our very own VRS director Brian Rechtiene (above working a front fender to guide Chris into his paddock spot) took to the track to contest the “Murray’s Tin Top Trophy” using the VRS rental Volvo 122S rally car to good effect. VRS support and fabrication master Glen Taylor smoked ‘em in his 82 Ralt Formula Atlantic car then colored it SOLD; all in a day’s work! Richard’s Royale Overtakes Dan’s D type...what a party it was.