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.   2021 Entry Forms will available soon! 

Follow the instructions on the forms to submit. The email address for submitting completed forms is kelly@limerock.com  The street address for mailing completed forms is: Lime Rock Historics, Attn: K. Deneen, 497 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. To fax forms, 860.435.5010. For further information, call Kelly Deneen at 860.435.5000, ext. 102

SUNDAY IN THE PARK - The Lime Rock Concours:

The Sunday in the Park - the Lime Rock Concours and Gathering of the Marques is on the Sunday – this year, September 5, 2021 – between the two racing days of each year's Labor Day weekend Historic Festival. No other event in the U.S. combines a first-class concours d’elegance with quality vintage competition on the same property, all on the same weekend. Sunday in the Park is comprised of two features; nearly 200 outstanding entries are on display on the Sam Posey Straight in the Lime Rock Concours, with an additional 500+ cars celebrating the event around the rest of the 1.5 mile track in the Gathering of the Marques enthusiast meet.

The 2021 Sunday in the Park, the Lime Rock Concours will be a superlative show of beauty, elegance and speed, with interesting and diverse classes, in a perfect ambiance.  The cars are grouped by purpose and/or year, not exclusively by make and model.

►View the 2021 Concours Class Groupings by visiting https://limerock.com/sundayintheparkclasses

►The online application for participating in the Concours will be available online soon.

 If you have questions, please contact kelly@limerock.com or call Kelly Deneen at 860.435.5000, ext. 102.

Some notes on the Sunday in the Park judging process:

  • Judging for this year's Sunday in the Park vehicles will be (i) Peer Judging, in which the owners of the vehicles in each class (please see the Class List below) will be given ballots requesting their votes for the best two vehicles in the Class and (ii) a small number of field-wide awards where the winner will be chosen by the award's sponsor (e.g. the Greenwich Concours and Sports Car Market awards) or by Sunday in the Park senior staff.
  • Displays or "automobilia" of interest and other items specific to your vehicle are encouraged.
  • Mechanical condition counts and from time to time, Judges may ask you to ''start-up,'' listening for that distinctive audio track your car makes.


Gathering of the Marques is incredibly diverse; literally hundreds of cars lining the track, grouped by make, model or country of origin. We invite you to bring your Shelby, BMW, Corvette, Jaguars, MGs...Aston, Rolls or Loti..., Porsch, Peugeot or Pantera..., Volvo or Saab, Mini, Mercury, Mercede or Mopar, Fiat or Lambo. If it's an interesting and fun car, bring it out to Lime Rock Park to be showcased next to its brethren.
Pre-registration is not required. To participate in the Gathering of the Marques, each person attending must simply purchase a weekend or Sunday admission ticket, which can be done at the gate or in advance by clicking here, and register on site. Early arrival suggested. Load in begins at 7:00am at Lime Rock's Main Gate at 60 White Hollow Road. Check-in at registration booth near the Will Call booth. 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. For more information on Gathering of the Marques, contact Kelly Deneen  at kelly@limerock.com  or call at 860.435.5000, ext. 102.


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