August 31 - September 3, 2007
This is an event for sensory overload. All the
cars I read & dreamed about as a kid, and they are RACING!
While not a great
one for fundraising, we were able to send the American Cancer Society
Thank you Lime Rock Park for your hospitality!
Friday August 31
On the road again... 5:33am
We have to stop meeting like this! Seems that
every event I've been to
this year I ran into these folks, Geoff "Dr. Rebuild" Coenen &
Lime Rock provided us with this great space on
the Vendor midway.
Next door was one of my personal "coolest
cars of all time", the Allard J2X.
As a teen in the late 50s, I spent many evenings riding shotgun in one of
with a buddy.
That one had a 283 with 3 carbs and a McCulloch blower!
is the modern recreation by the Allard Motor
in Montreal, headed by Roger Allard.
In the Rolex "Moments In Time" tent
was the Corvette SS from 1957.
It was driven by the legendary John Fitch, one of Lime Rock's founders
and early managers. He still lives nearby.
Also on display: Maserati, Ferrari and Jaguar.
Outside was this gorgeous, classic, flathead
powered Deuce roadster.
Friday evening I was John Schieding's guest at
the dinner honoring John Bishop,
the founder of IMSA.
Dapper as always in the
red blazer is John Fitch.
Saturday September 1
for 3 nights, the Inn at White Hollow Farm,
all of 1/2 mile from the track.
Bentley pulls in, just like anybody else...
I tried a more open setup today. Lotus was
across the way.
Next to Lotus was the Porsche Carrera GT.
Matthew joined the exclusive group who donated
$25 or more to
the American Cancer Society for the privilege of signing the underside
of the hood. It was his late grandfather's birthday.
Sunday September 2
A misty morning, both at the Inn and the track.
Pretty quiet this morning, but it's only 8:30,
and there's no racing at Lime Rock on Sundays.
Instead there's a Concours D'Elegance on the
straight. An incredible variety!
Click photo to see some of the coolest.
The grounds were
packed all day, race day!
3:15 I was packed up for the trip home.