Historic Festival Participant Info

Historic Festival 39 Participant Info - 

Registration Opens March 12, 2021 Noon EST /9:00a.m. PST 

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Lime Rock Park • Lakeville, Connecticut
Labor Day Weekend • Sep 2-6, 2021

Lime Rock Park is committed to holding this year's Historic Festival and will be posting information about any changes and enhanced procedures to keep participants, spectators and staff safe here. Meanwhile, don't delay, get your applications in today:


Vintage racers from across the country come to the Historic Festival and now it's your time to be part of the action.

“Group assignments are subject to adjustment and change

  • Pre-1950 Racing and Sports Cars, T Series MG, Front Engine Formula Juniors
  • Formula Ford
  • Wings and Slicks, Formula Atlantic, 2000 
  • 50s and early 60s Sports Racing Cars, Rear Engine Formula Juniors
  • GT and Production cars under 2 Ltr
  • GT and Productions cars over 2 Ltr
  • Tin Tops and 2.5Ltr IMSA RS
  • Air Cooled Porsche, Conforming to Vintage Rules
  • Lime Rock Drivers Club, Miata

 Not sure if your car qualifies?  Contact Historics@limerock.com



The annual Historic Festival Vintage Race & Sports Car Parade is one of the most popular adjunct events that surround each year's Historic Festival. The parade starts at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Lime Rock Park on the Sam Posey Straight. Here more than 100 great cars "rally" before taking a 17-mile route on the local roads. The routed includes driving through the heart of Lakeville and Salisbury, CT, where parade-watchers will be waiting in anticipation.

If you own a 1975 or older sports car or vintage race car and want to participate in the Thursday (Sept. 2, 2021) parade.  Click here for the 2021 Parade Entry Application.

Follow the instructions on the forms to submit. The email address for submitting completed forms is emily@limerock.com  The street address for mailing completed forms is: Lime Rock Historics, Attn: Emily Riess, 497 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. To fax forms, 860.435.5010. For further information, call Emily Riess at 860.435.5000.

SUNDAY IN THE PARK - The Lime Rock Concours & Gathering of the Marques:

Sunday in the Park comprises two events, The Lime Rock Concours, and The Gathering of the Marques, which both take place this year on September 5, between the two racing days of the Labor Day weekend 39th Lime Rock Historic Festival.


This year’s Lime Rock Concours will feature nearly 200 outstanding invitation-only entries along the Sam Posey Straight, presenting superlative examples of beauty, elegance and speed, all displayed in interesting and diverse classes that are grouped by purpose and/or year, not exclusively by make and model.

For 2021, Porsche will be our Honored Marque and will serve as the presenting sponsor of Sunday’s events. Our Honored Collector will be Steven Harris, who will share with us his extensive and unique collection of 911-based RS Porsches. We will also have a special exhibit of significant competition Porsches.

Early arrival is suggested – load-in begins at 7:00am at Lime Rock's Main Gate at 60 White Hollow Road. Parking attendants will direct participants to their designated parking area. Load in closes at 9:30am and the show opens at 10:00am. Load out starts shortly after the awards ceremony ends at approximately 3:00pm.

This year’s Concours classes, judging criteria and application information can be found here: https://limerock.com/sundayintheparkclasses


The Gathering of the Marques, will host enthusiasts and clubs representing nearly every make and model, arranged around the rest of the 1.5-mile Lime Rock course. With over 800 cars expected, the event will host an incredibly diverse display of cars grouped by make, model or country of origin. We invite you to bring your Shelby, BMW, Corvette, Jaguar, MG, Aston, Rolls, Lotus, Porsche, Peugeot or . . . Volvo, Saab, Mini, Mercury, Mercedes, Fiat or Lambo. 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.

For this year’s Gathering of the Marques, we are requesting that participants pre-register for the event, which will help us allocate adequate space for each participant group.

Registration information is available by clicking or touching here.

Each person attending Gathering of the Marques will need to purchase a weekend or Sunday admission ticket, which can be done by clicking or touching here.
Active Military and Veterans admitted without charge.

Early arrival is suggested – load-in begins at 7:00am at Lime Rock's Main Gate at 60 White Hollow Road. Parking attendants will direct participants to their designated parking area. Load in closes at 10:00am when the show begins. Load out starts shortly after 3:00 p.m.

If you have questions regarding Sunday in the Park, please email them to sundayinthepark@limerock.com 


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