Lime Rock Park is one of America’s oldest race tracks. Nestled in the Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut, it offers fans a chance to see racing up close from many different vantage points.
The late John Fitch was one of the track’s founding fathers. Paul Newman lived a short helicopter ride away and raced at Lime Rock often, as did Sam Posey. Today it is owned by Skip Barber. I attended a driving school there 10 years ago and did an HPDE event there in 2011.
Over Memorial Day weekend, Carolyn and I did a home exchange with a couple who own a house about 30 minutes away. We spent the weekend at the track, watching historic and IMSA races and checking out an historic car show on Sunday.
Here are some of the photos from the racing on Saturday.
There were cool cars everywhere we looked on Sunday including a Stutz Black Hawk and a nicely restored Hudson Hornet.
On the way to the track on Sunday, we stopped for breakfast in the tiny hamlet of Cornwall Bridge on the New York border. The blueberry pancakes were superb!
What a great way to kick off the summer!