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Italy 'Ordered' Great Fall Weather for Ferrari Challenge

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Not that you need Lime Rock Park to tell you that this Saturday we’re expecting beautiful fall weather for the Ferrari Challenge (or maybe you do!), but here goes: We’re going to have beautiful fall weather this Saturday, September 24, for the Ferrari Challenge! Take a look...

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Many of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell teams were testing here yesterday (Tuesday) and we can tell you, their two races are going to be barn-burners.

But Ferrari Challenge at Lime Rock is much more than the racing; that’s what makes this event wonderfully different. It’s a feast of all things Ferrari.

For starters, there will be demonstration laps of Ferrari’s latest models, including the LaFerrari hybrid supercar.

In the Paddock will be a terrific Ferrari-owners Car Corral; Ferrari will have old and brand-new Ferraris on display; and Ferrari’s famed Merchandise Store will be set up and ready to go. Plus, the race teams’ cars and drivers are easily accessed all day.

Tickets are $55 at the gate – and remember that anyone 16 and under are free, the parking is free, and active military and veterans are free.

So grab your lawn chairs, pack the coolers, charge the batteries in your cameras and head to Lime Rock Park Saturday morning.

Click here for the day's full schedule.

Below are some photos from the Test Day earlier this week...

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Ferrari Challenge Returns!

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Lime Rock Park’s Ferrari Fans – New England’s tifosi – are already certain we’ve saved the best for last: Our final major spectator event of 2016 is the Ferrari Challenge, Saturday, September 24.

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In addition to the two big races themselves – the Ferrari Challenge Coppa Shell, and the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli & Trofeo Pirelli AM – Lime Rock’s gorgeous Paddock A will be a festival of all things Ferrari.

Take a look!

 Ferrari North America has organized a re-union of classic Ferraris. Seeing up close a range of Ferraris from each decade is something you don’t want to miss

 Ferraris currently for sale in the U.S. will be on display: 488 Spider, F12berlinetta and California T

 A Ferrari Store, with all the latest Ferrari and F1 merchandise, will be open and buzzing with business

 Mid-day, there will be a very special Ferrari Classiche lapping session; on track will be F40, F50, Enzo and of course, the amazing LaFerrari, its limited production hybrid supercar

 Additional lapping sessions have also been scheduled throughout the day for select Ferrari dealers and Ferrari owners – who knows what great Ferraris you’ll see hot-lapping Lime Rock Park’s famous and challenging 1.5-mile, 7-turn road course?

Still Available is Mohegan Sun VIP Fan Hospitality  First-class catering – breakfast and lunch – adult beverages, big, comfortable tented suite in a great viewing location, “goodie” bag, Preferred Parking, guest speakers and more. The cost is $150 and includes Track Admission. For the Ferrari Challenge, we've moved Mohegan Sun Fan Hospitality to an all-new location with one of the best views of the track there is. See website for details. Click here for information and tickets, including Mohegan Sun Fan Hospitality

As usual for Lime Rock Park major spectator events, free General Admission for kids 16 and under; parking and paddock access free; and free General Admission for veterans and active military

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Concours Results 2016

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Historic Festival 34 presented by the Prestige Family of Fine Cars
   Sunday in the Park Concours d'Elegance

   Best of Show
   1959 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage #2452, Tony Wang, Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.
    Though Wang has raced this Birdcage at the Lime Rock Historics previously – 2010 and 2012 –
he didn’t race it over the weekend but did enter the Sunday in the Park Concours “Pick of the Paddock” class

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People’s Choice
1912 Thomas Flyer 6-40, John F. & Carol A. Jones, Prospect, Conn.
This imposing machine wowed the spectators: It’s a 6-cylinder, 7-passenger Thomas
that had previously won Most Outstanding Vintage Car 1912-1920 at Greenwich in 2008

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Peter Brock Award
1968 Fiat 850 Spider, Jane & Jerome Roth, West Cornwall, Conn.
This was the car Honored Guest Peter Brock chose as the car he’d most like to own,
telling the crowd he was so impressed with its lithe lines when he first saw one in Europe years ago

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John Morton Award
1938 Marchese Special Indy Roadster, Jerry Lettieri, Rocky Hill, Conn.
Honored Guest John Morton chose the Marchese as the car he would love to take home.
Morton told the crowd he was stunned when he came across this Indy car on the concours line:
it was the very car he saw win a race at Milwaukee when he was a boy

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Honored Collector Wayne Carini Car Award
1935 Ford Deluxe 3-Window Coupe Hot Rod
Wayne Carini loved this extremely well-executed rod with its worked flathead V8

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Honored Collector Wayne Carini Motorcycle Award
1928 Indian Scout, Tim Raindle, Torrington, Conn.
Wayne said he is just really getting into Indians of late, and loves that Indians are local
(built 1901 – 1953 in Springfield, Mass.)

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Skip’s Sunday Best
Like a kid in a candy store, Historic Festival 34 Patron and Lime Rock President Skip Barber
awards “Skip’s Sunday Best” trophies to machines he would like in his garage...

1951 Jaguar Mark V Cabriolet, Chris Owen, Stockbridge, Mass.
1927 Rolls Royce Springfield Phantom, Gabe Gilligan, New Canaan, Conn.
1964 Porsche 356C, Andrew Benenson, Darien, Conn.
1967 Gurney Eagle 67 (AAR #42) Indy car, Rob Dyson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Sunray DX L88 race car, J.R. Amantea, Meriden, Conn.
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring Superleggera Berlinetta, Dragone Classic Motorcars, Bridgeport, Conn.

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Inaugural Russ Truelove Award
Waterbury’s Russ Truelove, one of the first NASCAR drivers, has for years been bringing
his crowd-pulling, crowd-pleasing authentic 1956 NASCAR Mercury Monterey stock car to
Lime Rock Park. Going forward, the Russ Truelove Award will be presented at Sunday in
the Park to those demonstrating exceptional dedication to the car-showing hobby. Russ is
delivering the Monterey to Daytona this fall, and he’ll fly down rather than drive down
when the Frances ring him up...

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Class Winners
Note: Three photos still to come

The World’s First Wheels Basic transportation 1915 - 1939, open and closed
1. 1931 Buick 56C, Allan & Pat Kehrley, New York, N.Y.
2. 1931 DeSoto SA, Michael DeAngelis, Stamford, Conn.
3. 1931 Graham Model 46 Roadster, Tom Tkacz, Killingworth, Conn.

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Gatsby’s Delight’s Luxury and speed; coach-built and special pre-WWII
1. 1930 Aston Martin International (Open Tourer), William King, Redding, Conn.
2. 1929 Lincoln Model L Sport Phaeton by Locke, C.V. Lewis Vaughn, Marcy, N.Y.
3. 1926 Bentley 3.0L Tourer, Frank Allocca, Chester, N.J.

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Off to Work Post-war machinery, the workhorses we depend on
1. 1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL Ranchero, Kevin Biebel, New Milford, Conn.
2. 1966 Ford Fairlane 500, Bruce Martin, Waterbury, Conn.
3. 1952 VW Beetle, Dave & Tracy Haviland, Burlington, Vt.

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Risky ‘n’ Racy Competition specials and speed record machines
1. 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 “Snoopy” drag car, Robert Walls, Rochdale, Mass.
2. 1932 MG J2, Peter Ross, Bolton, Mass.
3. 1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT, Andy Greenberg, Sharon, Conn.

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Rallyist’s Revenge Rallying in a variety of forms
1. 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, Hans Abrahams, Riverside, Conn.
2. 1982 Audi quattro A1, John Buffum, Colchester, Vt.
3. 1965 Volvo 122S, Vintage Racing Services, Stratford, Conn.

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Speed & Agility Sports cars to 1954
1. 1947 Cisitalia 202SC Vignale Spyder, Henry Miller, Greenwich, Conn.
2. 1948 Allard K1 Sports, Jerry Bensinger, Hubbard, Ohio
3. 1948 MG TC, The Lance Family, Long Valley, N.J.

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Dashing Between the Drops Sports cars 1955 - 1961
1. 1957 BMW 507 Hardtop Convertible, Jeffrey McAllister, Ridgefield, Conn.

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Shiny Side Up Sports cars 1962 - 1967
1. 1965 Alfa Romeo Gran Sport Quattroruote Zagato, Joe Nastasi, Long Island City, N.Y.  
2. 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8, Anita & Philip Heller, Stockbridge, Mass.
3. 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8, Gary Franzi, Harwinton, Conn.

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For the Fun of the Drive Sports cars 1968 - 1975
1. 1969 Porsche 912 Targa, Jim & Wendy Petty, Weston, Conn.
2. 1973 Porsche 911 RS, Jim Scott, Woodbury, Conn.
3. 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce, Jerry Calabrese, Cornwall Bridge, Conn.

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Carry Your Weight Trucks and commercial vehicles – machines that earn their keep, to 1975
1. 1967 Ford Ranchero, William Kokko, Milford, Conn.
2. 1965 BMW Farmobil, Willy & Jerri Wiley, Stevenson, Conn.
3. 1960 VW Type 2 Panel Van, Jordon Bochanis & Brad Hittle, Stratford, Conn.

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This Weekend’s Racers are Rewarded Race on Saturday, show on Sunday
1954 Lancia D50 Recreation, Peter Giddings, Danville, Calif.

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The Historic Trans-Am Race Group
1. 1968 Mark Donohue Penske Sunoco Camaro
2. 1969 Bud Moore Mustang Boss 302
3. 1970 Jerry Titus Pontiac Firebird

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The Tin-Top Race Group
1. 1973 Ford Escort, Ross Bremer, Jacksonville, Fla.
2. 1964 Fiat Abarth, Alan Raymond, Knowlton, Ont., Canada
3. 1965 Volvo 122, Brian Reichtene, Southbury, Conn.

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Style, Comfort, Pace GTs to 1961
1. 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20S, Chris Robins, Rye Brook, N.Y. 
2. 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT, Jack & Kathy Boxstrom, Picton, Ont., Canada
3. 1954 Nash Healey Le Mans, Don Rancatti, Williamstown, Mass.

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A Businessman’s Express GTs 1962 - 1967
1. 1967 Porsche 912, Pam & Peter Antosiewicz, New Milford, Conn.
2. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, Steve Tocidlowski, Patterson, N.Y.
3. 1964 VW Karmann Ghia, Jeff Herman, Carmel, N.Y.

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Speed Breeds Success GTs 1968 - 1975
1. 1974 DeTomaso Pantera, Robert Duquette, East Hampton, Conn.
2. 1973 Porsche 911S Steve McQueen Le Mans Tribute, The Third Garage, New Milford, Conn.
3. 1973 Lotus Europa Twin-Cam Special, Roman Artymyshyn, Flemington, N.J.

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Outrunning the Wind Open-Air, GT-Calibre cars 1955 - 1980
1. 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible, Tom Fuller, Lakewood, Ohio          
2. 1977 Maserati Kyalami, Walter Eisenstark, Yorktown, N.Y.

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The Weird and/or Exceptional Supercars and non-traditional sports cars
1. 1996 Porsche 993 GT2, Steven Harris, New York, N.Y.     
2. 2010 Morgan Aero Super Sport, Joel Spiro, Albany, N.Y.
3. 2001 BMW Z8, Henny Karreman, New Fairfield, Conn.

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Weather-Permitting Perfection Those great open luxury cars 1939 - 1959
1. 1941 Packard Model 110, Robert Neubert, Amston, Conn.
2. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, Skip Barber, Sharon, Conn.
3. 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, Frank Nicodemus, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

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Comfort, Class and Wind in the Hair Those great open luxury cars 1960 - 1985
1. 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible, Jack Haverty, Pleasant Valley, N.Y.
2. 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, Gerald Lambert, New Rochelle, N.Y.
3. 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, Michael Squillante, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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Life at the Top in Comfort and Style Luxurious coupes and sedans 1945 - 1985
1. 1949 Cadillac Sedanette, Andrew Benenson, Darien, Conn.
2. 1960 Bentley S2 Continental James Young Saloon, Tom & Laura Rossiter, Lebanon, N.J.
3. 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee Edition, Brad O’Connell, Westport, Conn.

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Just as We Found It Untouched originals to 1975
1. 1910 Rover 8 h.p., Dirk Burrowes, Ashburnham, Mass.   
2. 1959 Lancia Flaminia Berlina, Walter Miller, Syracuse, N.Y.
3. 1968 Lamborghini Miura, John & Nana Greller, New York, N.Y.

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A Fresh Approach Creative machines, “Euro Rods” and others that fall between the cracks...
1. 1961 Jaguar Mark II (resto-mod), Scott Lyman, New Canaan, Conn.       
2. 2016 Superlite GT (Ford GT-R Robertson Racing Tribute), Allan Uzwiak, Chester, Conn.
3. 1973 BMW 2002 w/late 1990s Nissan SR20DET 4-cylinder, Igor Pechko, New York, N.Y.

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Hot Rod Our tribute to garage-built American greatness
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop Convertible, Howard Block, Plymouth, Conn.

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Up on Two Wheels The lighter side of getting going, legendary bikes through 1990
1. 1967 BMW R27, Rick Bell, Salisbury, Conn.          
2. 1952 Vincent Black Shadow Series C, David Miller, Ridgefield, Conn.
3. 1916 Harley-Davidson 16F, Denis Sharon, New Milford, Conn.

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Domestic Dynamite Reflections of a golden age of American muscle 1955 - 1980
1. 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28/RS, Tom Petrasek, Huntington, N.Y.           
2. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454, Hank & Ronnie Sarno, Dix Hills, N.Y.
3. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 427, Bruce & Michelle Clark, Brookvale, N.Y.

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Pick of the Paddock
1954 Lancia D50 Recreation, Miles Collier, The Revs Institute, Naples, Fla.

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All photography by Casey Keil/Greg Clark/Lime Rock Park except Russ Truelove (Michael DiPleco)

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One Honored Guest was also 'Honored Driver'

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►One of the two Honored Guests at the Festival was here not only to meet-and-greet, sign autographs and make new friends... he was here to race! John Morton brought his gear bag to pedal three cars over the weekend:

In Group 5: For Murray's Tin-Top Trophy, “Wildly assorted sporting sedans,” John will be racing the #50 1970 Fiat Abarth TC-1000

In Group 6: For the Sportsman's Choice Award, “Mid-century sports & racing cars,” he’s in the amazing #50 1955 Lancia D50 Replica, courtesy of The Revs Institute, Naples, Florida. (Note: The Race Group in which Morton will drive the D50 is subject to change.)

In Group 8: For Finn's Formula Libre Award, “Post-1970 sports & racing cars,” John’s racing the #01 1962 Lotus 23B (Morton raced his own Lotus 23 successfully in the 1960s)

Click here to see all the practice, qualifying and race results from Historic Festival 34.

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Historic Festival 34 Daily Schedule, Racing Entry List

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The Thursday through Monday schedule of Lime Rock Park's Historic Festival 34 has been published. Please click here to open the PDF!

Note: On your way in to the track, be sure to pick up your free "Daily Rev" 32-page booklet for the schedules for the book signings, special events, autograph sessions and more.

ALSO, click here to open the pdf of the Complete Racing Entry List!

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