Lime Rock, the road racing center of the east is celebrating its 30th Aniversary this Labor Day Weekend, August 31 through September 3, 2012. Lime Rock, www.limerock.com is located on Rte. 112 in Lime Rock in the northwest corner of Connecticut. The organizers are delighted to announce that Jaguar Cars, Inc., has agreed to repeat their 2011 role as presenting sponsor and will attend the event with examples of modern and historic Jaguars.
An exciting highlight of this event is that Jaguar will make new models available for consumer ride-and-drive opportunities.
A special guest of honor at Lime Rock’s 30th Anniversary is Sir Stirling Moss, the legendary British racing driver. Moss achieved many of his more noteworthy victories at the wheel of a Jaguar, including Mk V11s, XK 120s and of course C- and D-Types. Several examples of these iconic Jaguars will be on hand at the Festival for spectators to admire.
More than 300 important vintage and historic cars will be racing on Saturday and Monday in 10 groups including a 1966 to 1983-era Formula 1 race group, organized by the Historic Grand Prix group. On Sunday, September 2nd, the Park Concours hosts an array of magnificent automobiles in a concours d’elegance, with more than 200 entrants expected. In addition, some 400-plus special cars will be on hand as part of the concomitant “Gathering of the Marques”, a celebration of the car clubs which underpin the car collector avocation.
No other venue in the U.S. has three days of on-track vintage racing sandwiching a prestigious concours event all on the same property all on the same weekend! For more information visit www.limerock.com. For information on where to stay and dine visit www.litchfieldhills.com.