2007 SUMMER

Litchfield, CT --
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For anyone who admires the nostalgia and sleek lines of the great classic cars, Connecticut's Litchfield Hills is the place to be this summer. In car shows and at the racetrack, prime vintage autos will be in the spotlight.

Bug-A-Fair Volkswagen Car Show

The 16th annual Bug-A-Fair Volkswagen Car Show at the Terryville Fair Grounds on Sunday, August 12 will feature some 250 VWs, including the much loved early Beetles from the 1950s and 1960s, plus Ghias, dune buggies, air cooled and water cooled models and all kinds of custom cars. Prizes go to the best in each category. This is also a large vendor and swap meet, a good place to look for a good deal or pick up a hard-to-find part.

The show, sponsored by the Terryville Lions Club, runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Refreshments are available on the grounds. Admission is $7; under age 12 free. The Fairgrounds are one mile off Route 6 at the intersection of Town Line and Washington Roads. For more information, phone 860-283-5256 or e-mail vwsplitman@sbcglobal.net.

32nd Annual Goshen Antique Auto Show

The next week on Sunday, August 19, the Goshen Fair Grounds will play host to classics of all kinds for the 32nd Annual Goshen Antique Auto Show. The impressive array includes cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Once again, vendors will be on hand with accessories and parts.

The car show itself runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there will be a Swap Meet beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is $3, under age 6 free. The Fairgrounds are located on Route 63 in Goshen. Phone 860-489-4500 for information.

Rolex Vintage Fall Festival at Lime Rock Park

To see vintage racing cars in action as well as on display, head for the annual Rolex Vintage Fall Festival presented by BMW at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, August 31 to September 3. Lime Rock Park is celebrating a vintage birthday itself as it turns 50 in 2007.

More than 200 vintage and historic cars in nine race groups representing decades of racing action will be on hand to offer thrills. These incomparable racing machines span years from the pre-World War II classics through the popular sports racing and GT cars of the late 1940s and 1950s to the more modern racecars of the 1960s and 70s. They represent a "Who's Who" of manufacturers including Alfa Romeo, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lotus, Maserati, MG, Porsche, and many more.

Special features include the "Rolex Moments in Time" exhibit featuring noteworthy racecars and racing legends from the glory days of motor sports. The event also includes midway displays, a vintage swap meet, and a special BMW exhibit.

For those who appreciate racing of more modern vintage as well, Lime Rock Park will host the Mohegan Sun NASCAR Busch East 200 on August 17 and 18th. Lime Rock Park is located on Route 112. For more information, see www.limerock.com. or phone 800-RACE-LRP

For more information on area activities and a free copy of UNWIND, a 112-page color guide to lodging, dining and all the attractions in the Litchfield Hills, contact the Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau, PO Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759, (860) 567-4506, or visit their web site at www.litchfieldhills.com.