The 2016 Lime Rock Historics will be held September 1-5 at the 7-turn, 1.5 mile Lime Rock Park road course in Connecticut. Lime Rock Park’s 34th annual Labor Day weekend Historic Festival will feature a racing class for ‘tin-tops’ and saloons.
Historic Festival 34 Chairman Murray Smith commented, “I’m sounding the clarion call for owners and drivers of saloons and ‘tin tops’ to join us in early September to create a fabulous grid of pre-1970 racing sedans. This rare race group will be in the manner of the cars in Goodwood’s ‘St. Mary’s Trophy’; Ford Galaxies, BMWs, Mini Coopers, Lotus Cortinas, Anglias, Alfa Romeo 1600s, Jaguar Mk2s, Hillman Imps and the like. I imagine this race group will be extremely popular with the spectators, not to mention the other 250-odd racing entrants.”
Smith said the Festival already attracts a handful of saloons that are sprinkled throughout existing race groups but now wants tin-top drivers to have a group of their own.
“We might be a bit relaxed this first year with regard to makes and models, but we hope to attract a wonderfully wide range of suitable cars,” Smith added.
The list of eligible cars for the 2016 Lime Rock Historic Festival ‘Tin-Top’ race group includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
Alfa Romeo GT, GTA, 1600, 1900, Giulia
BMW 502, 700, Ti, 1800 TiSA
Chevy Corvair/Yenko Corvair
Dodge Dart/Plymouth Valiant
Fiat Abarth, 124, 1500S
Ford Cortina, Lotus Cortina, Escort, Zephyr, Zodiac, Galaxy, Thunderbolt, Falcon, Anglia, Prefect
Hillman Imp, Minx
Lancia Fulvia, Aurelia
Mercedes 220, 300
MG Magnette (ZA/ZB/MkIII/MkIV)
Morris Minor 1000
Renault R8, Gordini, 4CV
Standard Ten, Vanguard
Volvo 1800, P544, Amazon 122 S
For further information, visit LimeRockHistorics.com.
[Source: Lime Rock Historic Festival; photo: Julien Mahiels]