There are three ways you can pre-order your book and all options are the same price:
Book Description: 10" x 10" and hardcover, 220+ pages
Just in case you missed it, you can pre-order your copy of the book now: click here!
"Lime Rock Park: Six Decades of Speed, Beauty and Tradition"
Looks Back At Spirited Moments & People In The Track's 60+ Year History
Copies Available For Preorder, Official Release Set For Historic Festival 36
Throughout the more than 220 pages and 16 chapters of "Lime Rock Park: Six Decades of Speed, Beauty and Tradition," the spirit of racing this long-revered road course is revealed in colorful stories from trackside. Whether it's the history of the Park itself or the greats who sped past its finishline, the soon-to-be-released hardcover is a must have for anyone who has an appreciation for how motorsports evolved within the hills of Northwest Connecticut.
Edited by renowned motorsports author Gordon Kirby with a foreword by Lime Rock Park President Skip Barber, this compilation of stories is presented in a unique, first-person view as the various contributors have often spent countless hours in the paddocks with several playing central roles in the track's development. Chapter authors include well-known names from not only Lime Rock but the motorsports industry as a whole such as Sam Posey, David Hobbs, Scott Atherton, Judy Stropus, Murray Smith, Rich Taylor, Alan Claffie and Jim Donick.
Each author recants tales and anecdotes about fascinating moments that brings new life to this place that has been beloved by generations. Racing greats like John Fitch, Briggs Cunningham, Mario Andretti, Mark Donohue, Sam Posey, David Hobbs and Paul Newman and their momentous times spent at the track are all explored with intimate detail.
Born and bred in nearby Sharon, Conn., motorsports icon Sam Posey started his racing career at Lime Rock. “I used to go over there long before I was old enough to race, which was 21 at the time,” Sam recalled for the book. “I bought a Formula Vee from John Fitch and my mom bought a share of Lime Rock stock. I think a share cost $200. I would go over on every Tuesday and run laps. My mechanic Irwin Hemsey and I would go out and when a top competitor like Bill Scott took to the track I would go out right behind him and we would duel it out."
From his days racing at the track to teaching countless other racers how to traverse its corners through the legendary Skip Barber Racing School, Skip has an appreciation for Lime Rock's speed, beauty and tradition like no other. His dedication to preserving the iconic raceway and its natural beauty is highlighted, in part, by this project.
“Our goal was to publish a book covering the many improvements and investments we’ve made in Lime Rock Park as well as provide entertaining vignettes from some of the key figures in the track’s history,” Skip said. "Whether it's a look back at the early days or highlights from the glory days of open-wheel, Trans-Am, GTP and even NASCAR, the book is sure to reveal something new for even the most dedicated fan. And even for those who have never been here, we hope the book paints a vivid picture of this beautiful place and it's spirit that exists nowhere else.”
Sam and Skip will join David Hobbs, Rich Taylor, Gordon Kirby, Judy Stropus and others during the book's unveiling at Lime Rock Park's Historic Festival 36, held Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, 2018. The book may be purchased at the event or preordered online. Those attending the festival can attend one of the several book signing events and discuss the book with those who helped create the collection. To preorder the book and to select your method of delivery, including pickup at the festival and shipping after the festival, visit the LIME ROCK ONLINE STORE. See the schedule below and visit the HISTORIC FESTIVAL website to learn more about signing sessions and meet and greet opportunities with its authors.
David Hobbs will makes several public appearences during the Historic Festival, including signings of "Six Decades of Speed, Tradition and Beauty" as well as his newly released autobiography "HOBBO: Motor Racer, Motor Mouth." During his 31-year driving career, David has raced in almost every imaginable category, including GTP in which he will discuss his experience with other greats from the class. During the festival's SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER, David will be joined by icons of the era Tommy Kendall, Lyn St. James and Geoff Bramham. Their panel discusssion will be moderated by Mike Joy.
Pre-Order The Lime Rock History Book:
There are three ways you can pre-order your book and all options are the same price (shipping added):
1. Pre-order the “Private Event” package, and pick up your book at a private meet and greet with authors Gordon Kirby, Sam Posey, David Hobbs, Judy Stropus, Murray Smith, Rich Taylor, Skip Barber and others on the afternoon of Friday, August 31. Only 120 spots are available for this.
2. Pre-order the “Pick it up at HF36” package, and pick up your book at The Store at Lime Rock Park during the Historic Festival. There will be multiple public autograph sessions with the book authors throughout the weekend if you miss out on the first option or can’t make the date.
3. Pre-order the “Send it to me” package, and we will send you your copy of the book after the Historic Festival in September. We understand, sometimes you just can’t make it out for the fun! (Shipping charge added.)
All three options are available by clicking here. Remember, this is your early bird chance!
Historic Festival 36 Book Signing Sessions & Contributor Meet & Greets (Preliminary and Subject to Change):
Friday, August 31
3:00p - 4:30p: Private Book Launch Event featuring a pre-purchased book pick up, autograph session and meet & greet with the authors of "Lime Rock Park: Six Decades of Speed, Beauty and Tradition." In attendance of editor and contributor Gordon Kirby, and contributors David Hobbs, Sam Posey, Skip Barber, Murray Smith, Rich Taylor and Judy Stropus. Limited to the first 120 guests to purchase the Pre-Sale Private Launch Event book package, on sale at limerockparkstore.com starting on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Preorder your copy of the book and pre-register for this event HERE.
Saturday, September 1
Sunday, September 2
9:00a - 3:00p: B.S. Levy, Gordon Kirby & David Hobbs selling books on The Lime Rock Store deck