Monday, September 7, 2009


Well, it is Labor Day Weekend which means one thing to me, Lime Rock Vintage Fest!  For those of you not in the know, it is a weekend of old sports cars racing around a mile and a half road course in beautiful western Connecticut. There are cars from the early thirties to the late seventies. It is NOT your popular run in circles with cars that all look the same kind of boring racing. These cars have character and history attached to them. These cars have style, grace and elegance.

Pictured is the star of the show. It is a Mercedes-Benz W154 Silver Arrow Grand Prix car last raced in 1939 as World War II broke out. It had not been on a road course since then. The sound that this car makes going around the track is like a symphony. See a video of it here .

If you care to see some photos from the event, here are 50 of my favourites.

If you are really bold, see the full 275 shots here.


Jim Hansen said...

Very Cool!
Instead of hearing about old runners racing, you've got old cars racing! Some of them look like old Matchbox cars! The silver one looks like the Monopoly car!

Scott Mason said...

Hey Jim
Never thought of the comparisons of old runners and cars, but i like it.
Nice thing about the cars is you can replace parts and keep them running fast.