Last year's Historic Vintage Racing Festival was held with only very limited spectator access due to the ongoing health concerns. The Historic Festival returned again this year on a pretty much back to normal basis, racers, fans and spectators enjoying a great 4 day Vintage Racing and Concours schedule. On track racing was as active always, Friday, Saturday and Monday. Sunday, the quiet day was host to the fantastic array of significant automobiles as always. Rain only visited the track one day, unfortunately it was Sunday, even so the track was filled with the various gatherings of the marques as well as the official Concours on the main straight. On the Thursday night before the official start of the festival there is a parade for the weekend's participants from the track to the small village of Falls Village. Some of the photos here are from the parade. Here are a few photos, beginning with the parade shots. You might notice the Abingdon Spares YA, and a simply outstanding XK 140 Drophead, it was as beautiful inside as outside.
Here are a few photos of the street fair gathering at Falls Village at the conclusion of the parade.
Here is the Abingdon Spares setup in the lower paddock Swap Meet.
Some track side photos, I hear MG attendance was a bit lower this year as the big MG event was Watkins Glen the following week, so many drivers saving their car for that event. The red TC is of course Abingdon Spares favorite racer, Ed Callo, master of the vintage MG T racers!
TR 8 of Bill Warner, Amelia Island Concours founder
Austin A-35 vintage racer, one of the "flying teapot" racers from the Goodwood Revival racing action.
MGB and GT6 in the small bore race group.
The swap meet never loses its appeal, got to be a treasure in there somewhere!
Here are a few photos of the concours, lots of great cars but unfortunately lots of umbrellas too! A rare Cunningham, a beautiful MG J2, and of course Wayne Carini's fabulous restoration of the Garroway SS 100, complete with new alligator interior! See if you can spot the Abingdon Spares parts on the Jag!
Another great Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park, we are very fortunate here in the North East to have this to look forward to every fall.