Litchfield, CT --
Contact: Janet L. Serra
For Immediate Release
In one of the most colorful auto racing events in America, drivers will compete in a whirl of vintage cars at the Rolex Vintage Festival Presented by BMW at Lime Rock Park September 1 to 4. This beautiful park, built in 1957 is on a 385 -acre site of rolling hills, sweeping lawns and a brook off Route 112 between Lakeville and Falls Village, amid the scenic greenery of the Litchfield Hills.
The annual Labor Day weekend festivities sponsored by BMW are a tribute to the glamour and glory of historic sports car racing. More than 200 cars representing eight decades of racing action will offer racing thrills on Friday, Saturday, and Monday. On Sunday, the Festival?s largest assemblage of vintage and historic cars will be on display at Lime Rock.
Races will include models from classic pre-war machines to the Lotuses and Porsches of the 1960s and early 1970s. Historic Trans-Am cars, celebrating their 40th year of racing, will compete as well as hold a reunion for their owners and drivers. Many of the original cars raced from 1966 to1972 have been restored to racing condition.
Sunday's program of shows will be headlined by the Elite Concours of rare models and the big Vintage and Historic Car Show of fine foreign and domestic cars, lined up along Lime Rock's straightaway. Sponsor BMW will have a major presence with both classic and modern models on display. The Rolex Moments in Time exhibit features significant cars from various periods of racing history. Motorsports race driver legends are usually on hand for autographs.
For more information, see www.limerock.com, or contact the Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 968, Litchfield CT 06759-0968, 800-663-1273, or check the Internet at www.litchfieldhills.com.. The Visitors Bureau also offers a free copy of UNWIND, a 120-page color guide to lodging, dining and all the attractions in the area.