Calling All Cars…Calling All (Cool) Cars!


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The fifth annual “Sunday Royals Garage Car Show” is Sunday, May 25th, on Sam Posey Straight at Lime Rock Park. Jeff Gordon’s AARP “Drive to End Hunger” campaign is this year’s charity.

We know that most of the people that get these Lime Rock emails have excellent rides in their garages and driveways, and we’re getting the word out so you can put us on your schedule. Continue reading

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‘Spike’s Ride for Sandy Hook’ Returns To Lime Rock Park


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Lime Rock Park is again encouraging everyone within “listening” distance to show support for “Spike’s Ride for Sandy Hook,” the huge car-truck-and-bike show, as the second annual fundraising gathering is set for Saturday, May 3rd at Connecticut’s famous Northwest Corner motorsports facility. Proceeds benefit the Newtown Police Union and the Rotary Club Sandy Hook Fund. Continue reading

Fourth Annual Sunday Royals’ Garage Car Show, May 26, 2013


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Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT – The Fourth Annual Sunday Royals’ Garage Car Show to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project saw an astounding variety of cars and trucks parked proudly on Sam Posey Straight. The show is gaining a reputation for drawing a uniquely eclectic blend of cars.

There was everything from a Dallara-Opel Formula 3 car to a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz droptop, Mustangs, Corvettes, Ferrari-flavored Miatas and Bob Sharp’s IMSA GTU championship-winning 1975 Datsun 260Z. Bugs of all sorts rubbed shoulders with a stellar Stutz, a race-prepped 1950 Olds Rocket 88, a Superbird, a super Riviera and Rambler Marlins. Continue reading

26K+ For Sandy Hook


sandy-hook-angel-400x255The staff of Lime Rock Park wanted to tell you that the “Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook” benefit car show on Saturday, April 13th resulted in $26,000 in donations, with more to come after the organizers tally checks, vendor donations, t-shirt sales, pledges and matching funds.

George “Spikes” LeGrice, 27, an EMT and National Guardsman from Brockton, Mass., organized the event while Lime Rock donated the facility and its personnel. LeGrice recruited hundreds of volunteers for the cause, which he officially launched within a day of the mid-December tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Continue reading

Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook at Lime Rock Park


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On Saturday, April 13, one of the biggest “Show and Shine” car-and-bike-and-truck shows in New England is coming to Lime Rock Park. It is a first-time event, and it’s one of the largest efforts to benefit victims and the first responders of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. There will be huge convoys of vehicles from states as far away as Maine and Maryland, coming together to show their support for Newtown.

It’s called “Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook at Lime Rock Park” organized by George “Spikes” LeGrice, who lives in Raynham, Mass. At least a dozen other convoy leaders, including Walt Lemet of Torrington, Conn., have donated much time and effort to the cause. (Lime Rock Park is donating the facility and its staff to help make this happen.) Continue reading

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival


lrh-083112-282A Day at the Races by Dave Burnham

It’s 1956. Dwight Eisenhower is President. The world discovered Elvis Presley, and Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in baseball’s World Series. Meanwhile in Litchfield County, CT, John Vail was blasting around his father’s quarry in an MG with his friends. With the help of neighbor/racing driver John Fitch and Cornell Aeronautical Labs, they decided to design and build a race track. Continue reading