The first Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance at Lime Rock Park that required inters and even full wets on the golf carts came to a successful end in damp-but-drying conditions as a full squadron of them snaked down Sam Posey Straight piloted by Festival Chairman Murray Smith, concours organizers Bill Scheffler, Kent Bain and Ryan McIntosh, plus photographers, reporters and various other hangers-on. The flotilla stopped at each class plaza to interview the winning owners and present the trophies, cars in situ.
With all 28 winners duly recognized, dry weather concours protocol was ordered by the stewards; the People’s Choice and Best of Show winners were driven to the presentation area.
Two very special Ferraris, both silver, were winners in the wet...
People’s Choice was a fabulous 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB long-nose/six carb owned by Robert Wilder of New York, N.Y.
Best of Show was sponsored by Analog/Shift, the premier retailer of vintage timepieces. The winning car was the 1961 Ferrari GT Berlinetta Competizione Speciale, the one-off, alloy-bodied Pininfarina aerodynamico coupe, owned by Peter Sachs, of Stamford, Conn. Analog/Shift’s James Lamdin presented a beautiful Universal Geneve Gents dress watch along with the Best of Show trophy.
A complete list of Sunday in the Park winners at Historic Festival 35 Presented by the Prestige Family of Fine Cars will be published shortly.
(A report on the very busy Dragone Auction, held concurrently, will also be distributed.)
In the meantime, please enjoy these Sunday photos from Greg Clark, Brian Ciancio and Taylor Kemp.
Monday, September 4, Day Five: 18 races, Honored Guest Richard Attwood racing the Revs Institute Ford GT40, Honored Bruce Meyer’s cars and more!
Enjoy, and hope to see you Monday!