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Lime Rock Park Historic Festival

August 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 3, 2018

Now in its 36th year, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park has been a time-honored tradition since 1982. Enjoy vintage car racing at its best. Enjoy three days of fantastic, authentic vintage car racing on Friday, August 31, Saturday, September 1 and Monday, September 3. On Sunday, September 2, the Sunday in the Park: Concours d’Elegance and Gathering of the Marques is a time when car enthusiast gather to admire vintage cars.

Watch The Vintage Race & Sports Car Parade

The Vintage Race & Sports Car Parade is one of the most popular adjunct events that surround each year’s Historic Festival. Starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, at Lime Rock Park, more than 120 great cars “rally” a 17-mile route on the local roads, including driving through the heart of Lakeville and Salisbury where parade-watchers have been waiting in anticipation. About an hour after the start, the parade of cars arrive in Falls Village for the Street Fair: Live music, entertainment, great food — and hundreds of cars on display in the village green. Do you own a 1975 or older sports car or vintage race car and want to be in the Thursday (August 31) Vintage Race & Sports Car Parade? Visit limerock.com/historicfestivalparticipant to find parade participation forms.

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival Schedule

Thursday, August 30: Vintage Race Car & Sports Car Parade departs from the track at 4 p.m.
Friday, August 31: Practice and Qualifying
Saturday, September 1: Racing
Sunday, September 2: Concours d’Elegance & Gathering of the Marques enthusiast meet
Monday, September 3: Racing
Tuesday, September 4: Camping/RV Closes at 12:00 pm

For the Historic Festival 36 Weekend, current or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces with any proof of service are admitted free. Thank you for your service! Youths 16 and under with at least one accompanying adult are also admitted free to all 2018 Lime Rock Park spectator events. (General Admission)

See The Largest Gathering of Bugatti In Your Lifetime!

This year, the Festival will be absolutely stunning as the theme is Bugatti, one of the most important and beloved marques in all motor racing history—a marque that has stimulated enormous interest and enthusiasm from both aesthetic and performance points of view. With more than 50 Bugatti to be featured at both the Sunday in the Park Concours and the Bugatti Grand Prix Racing event – Historic Festival 36 will be one of the largest gathering of Bugatti in your lifetime. Bugatti are coming not just from all over the United States and even Europe.


August 30, 2018
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lime Rock Park
60 White Hollow Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
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