Historic Festival 41 & Sunday In The Park
September 1 – 4
Glorious racecars from bygone eras spend their Labor Day Weekend at Lime Rock Park doing what they were made to do: Go racing.
Historic Festival 41
Celebrating its 41st year, the Lime Rock Historic Festival launches into action over Labor Day weekend with a 17-mile tour through the area with Thursday’s Vintage Race Car and Sports Car Parade. Friday, Saturday and Monday feature non-stop, on-track competition across a diverse set of historic racing classes.
On Sunday, the Lime Rock Concours and Gathering of the Marques display nearly 1,000 enthusiast cars and motorcycles arranged around the Lime Rock circuit.
The 41st edition of the Lime Rock Historic Festival once again brings together an exciting and diverse field of historic racing machines for a Labor Day Weekend celebration of speed, sound and beauty with classes that range from pre-war open-wheel cars to the sports and formula cars of the postwar era.
More than racing, there’s also a swap meet, automobilia concessions, book signings featured speakers and more to enjoy over the long weekend.
Racing entry is now closed — thank you to all of our participants!
Sunday In The Park
Sunday in the Park: The Lime Rock Concours offers a special line up of beautiful and historic cars across several groups to vie for the Best-in-Show Award.
Dress in your Sunday best to wander around the Park and gander at the finest examples of automobiles and motorcycles in the northeast
Gathering Of The Marques
Sunday’s second event is the Gathering of the Marques, which hosts enthusiasts and clubs representing nearly every make and model, all arranged around the 1.5-mile Lime Rock course. With as many as 600 cars expected, the event will showcase an incredibly diverse display of cars grouped by make, model or country of origin. If it’s an interesting and fun car, bring it to the track and showcase it next to its brethren. Many regional car clubs are regular attendees and we encourage clubs to contact us about participation.
One Sunday In The Park general admission ticket gets you access to both Sunday in The Park & Gathering of the Marques as a spectator. To enter a car in Gathering of the Marques, purchase a Gathering of the Marques ticket. This ticket grants the driver + all passengers of the vehicle admission to Gathering of the Marques.
*Entries to Gathering of the Marques subject to approval by Lime Rock Park staff & not guaranteed. If you have questions about your vehicle’s eligibility, please contact email@example.com.
Historic Festival Parade
The Historic Festival Parade is a 17-mile tour through local towns on some of the most scenic and entertaining roads in the northwest Connecticut. The parade concludes at the town of Falls Village with a street fair.
Parade participation is limited and is by application only.
HONORED COLLECTOR: LAWRENCE AURIANA
Honored Collector Lawrence Auriana will have a portion of his world-renowned Italian car collection on display throughout the Historic Festival 41 weekend, including the pictured Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale.
From classic styling to modern performance, join us as we celebrate all things Chrysler. Nearly a dozen Chrysler-made concepts will be on display throughout the weekend, including the pictured Plymouth XNR.
Celebrate 100 Years of MG with us! Featured race groups, Concours classes, and MGs on display throughout the whole weekend.
FEATURED RACE GROUPS
In addition to the MG action, catch featured races from both Formula Junior and Sports 2000! In the words of Skip Barber, “This will be the largest race group of both Formula Juniors and Sports 2000s on the East Coast in a long, long time.”
ATTENTION: THE SWAP MEET HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2023. A SELECTION OF SWAP MEET VENDORS FROM YEARS PAST WILL BE LOCATED ON THE MIDWAY.
Thursday, August 31
- NEW: THE PARADE WILL BEGIN AT 5PM THIS YEAR.
- Vintage Racecar & Sports Car parade through Lakeville & Salisbury
- Street Fair in Falls Village with a FREE Wanda Houston concert!
Friday, September 1
Practice & Qualifying
Saturday, September 2
Honored Collector Dinner – Get Tickets
Sunday, September 3
- Sunday in the Park Concours
- Gathering of the Marques
Monday, September 4
Tickets and Info:
Tickets are available at the gate or in advance, except for Friday only tickets. Advance ticket prices available until one week prior to the event. Tickets purchased online can be printed at home.
General outfield parking, courtesy golf cart shuttle rides and paddock access are FREE.
Veterans and Active Military receive FREE General Admission into all major racing events. Thank you for your service! Please bring proof of service to ticketing booths upon arrival.
Youths 12 and under are FREE.
Reserved RV and Tent camping available.
Enhanced Experiences & Upgrades
VIP Fan Hospitality Tent and Semi-Private Cabana options are available.