Edit ModuleShow Tags

Litchfield County Race Day

There’s more than one way to get your heart racing. If you love cars, here’s an irresistible duo—Lime Rock and local vintage collector cars. Get ready to cheer!



If you think the Lime Rock Racetrack is for daring middle-aged men in expensive new sports cars, think again. This Labor Day weekend, as it has since 1983, the Lakeville, Connecticut, racing venue will be filled with mildly daring, middle-aged men in expensive vintage race cars, some half a century old, that will be rounding the track as fast as they still can. Other classic cars will simply idle in the parking lot, looking expensive and waiting for their photo ops. This year’s four-day Lime Rock Park Historic Festival kicks off on Thursday, August 28, with a motorcade through the surrounding towns, followed by a Swap Meet, two days of on-track racing and Sunday in the Park Concours and Gathering of the Marques. Over 300 vintage race cars and some 800 classic cars are expected.

Jeff Rafalaf, a retired advertising exec from Westport who was bit by the racing bug at fourteen, will be driving his 1939 MG TB at the event this year. “This will be my twenty-fourth [festival] at Lime Rock,” he says. “It’s always a great event, with great cars and great people and old friends. For me it has always been a family event, first with my children as spectators and now with them and their children.”

For Kevin Gosselin of Fairfield, the event also resonates with family memories. “I’ve been going there since I was a little kid with my dad,” he says. “Literally, the hugest goal of mine growing up was to have my own vintage race car and race at the fall festival.” Gosselin, forty, who is also in advertising, and writes automotive copy and novels on the side, rebuilt his ’63 Triumph Spitfire for this year’s event. “Hopefully I can go a little faster this year, though that’s not necessarily the goal,” he says. “The goal is to just get out there in a fifty-year-old car and push it the way it was designed to go.”

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Greenwich Agenda

  • Cycle for Survival

    2015.03.01
     @ Equinox Greenwich

    Fight cancer this February and March by riding with Cycle for Survival, the national movement to beat rare cancers. 100 percent of every dollar...

  • ART IS LOVE

    2015.02.03
     @ C. Parker Gallery

    In keeping with the Valentine’s Day spirit, C. Parker Gallery presents a celebratory exhibit entitled ART IS LOVE. The artists featured use...

  • Celebrate! Party Showcase

    2015.03.01
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

  • Medium Circle- Contacting Sprit

    2015.03.01
     @ TBA

    Joan Carra is an acclaimed psychic medium recommended in six books.  She will be giving messages from spirit to help you find comfort and...

  • Coiled and Decorated: Native American Pottery from the Bruce Museum Collection

    2014.12.30
     @ Bruce Museum

    Generously underwritten by The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and Gabelli Funds Over the years, the Bruce Museum has acquired a...

  • Northern Baroque Splendor. The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna

    2014.12.30
     @ Bruce Museum

    The Hohenbuchau Collection is one of the largest and most varied collections of Northern Baroque art assembled in recent years and is now on...

  • Art Exhibit " Interiors "

    2015.01.29
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    "Interiors" featuring artists Daniel Bohman, Nicole Cohen, Echo Eggebrecht, Beth Livensperger and Roxa Smith - their visions of...

  • In Our Own Backyard - Augustus Smith and Richard Daggy

    2015.02.20
     @ New Canaan Historical Society

    A new exhibition of paintings at the New Canaan Historical Society titled:  In Our Own Backyard –  Augustus Smith and Richard...

  • Icons of the Civil Rights Movement

    2015.02.01
     @ Les Beaux Arts Gallery

    In honor of Black History Month, Les Beaux-Arts Gallery in Greenwich, is proud to present “Icons of the Civil Rights Movement,” an...

  • Family Gallery Tour

    2015.01.04
     @ Bruce Museum

    For children ages 6-10 and their families. A Museum educator will lead an interactive, discussion-based tour of the...

  • First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center

    2015.01.04
     @ Bruce Museum Seaside Center

    Programs in this series focus on an array of topics including the animals and plants of Long Island Sound and current...

  • Margaret Lanzetta - The Chanteuse and a Loaded Gun

    2015.02.28
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    The Chanteuse and a Loaded Gun                        Public invited; the event is free new paintings by Margaret...

  • YWCA Greenwich and Junior League of Greenwich Presents: A Screening of The Mask You Live In

    2015.03.03
     @ Bow Tie Cinemas

    The Mask You Live In is an exploration of young American masculinity. Compared to girls…research shows that boys in America are more likely...

  • Tuesday Todler Tours

    2015.01.06
     @ Bruce Museum

    For ages 3-5 with adult caregiverr. A Museum educator leads you on an exploration of the Museum collections and exhibitions through...

  • Women's Wellness Group

    2015.02.25
     @ Green & Tonic

    Featuring Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Jen Dorf, Head Coach, AADP and Jamie McKeown, Wellness & Education Director at Green & Tonic, please...

  • Fairfield County's Giving Day

    2015.03.05

    Fairfield County's Giving Day - bigger and better than ever! On March 5, 2015, join thousands as we celebrate local giving! Fairfield...

  • Spring Gala to benefit Kids in Crisis

    2015.03.06
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The Kids in Crisis do-not-miss event, The Spring Fling, will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, CT. It...

  • Greenwich Hospital's Great Chefs to benefit Community Health

    2015.03.06
     @ Westchester Country Club

    For a fantastic Friday night out, come taste the specialties of celebrity Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Debra Ponzek, who will be honored at Greenwich...

  • Exhibit "Recent Works" by Anna BOCEK

    2015.03.07
     @ Canfin Gallery

    The faces of Anna BOCEK are memorable and dynamic. In blocks of paint she skillfully constructs a compilation of humanist musings and moments....

  • BACK TO THE BEACH

    2015.03.07
     @ YMCA of Greenwich Main Facility

    Join us for a real swingin' splash at the YMCA of Greenwich! DINNER ~ DRINKS ~ DANCING March 7th, 2015 6:30pm-11pm ...


Show More...


Moffly Media e-newsletters

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular Articles

  1. Love Bites
    10 romantic spots to toast your sweetheart on Valentine's Day
  2. An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey
    Topping Estate on Round Hill Road
  3. Avon Red Carpet Gala
    L'escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor
  4. Recipe For Success
    How to change with the times while never losing sight of tradition
  5. Pickle Box Sandwich Co.
    Pickle Box Sandwich Co. opens in Greenwich
Edit ModuleEdit Module
Web Statistics