The 2014 Lime Rock Vintage Race Weekend

In 2014, for the first and (so far) only time, I traveled up to Lime Rock for their Labor Day Vintage Race Weekend and took advantage of the ‘Gathering of the Marques’, which allows owners of certain automobiles to put their cars on display. That year, I drove my Mazda Miata to the show, and although I still had to pay full price to enter, I was allowed to circle the track, find the Miata group, and park with them.

There were several special treats this year, including displays of Fiat 500s, Fiat Abarths, and a personal appearance from famed race car driver Sir Stirling Moss. As is typical for Lime Rock, some of the cars in the parking lot are just as interesting as the ones in the show, and the paddocks are open to allow spectators to roam freely (but no touching!).

Another unique element to my visit is that I stayed overnight locally, which enabled me to take in some racing action. Photographing speeding vehicles is an art unto itself, and one that I need to practice more. Nevertheless, I was able to fire off a few shots of cars at speed that I trust my readers will find of interest.

 

ITALIAN
Lancia Flaminia

 

Fiat 2000 Spider Anniversary model

 

A pair of Alfas

 

 

Abarth!

 

 

 

MY MIATA

 

 

BRITISH
Triumph TR-3

 

MGB

 

Blower Bentley

 

My dear friends Ann Marie and Dennis Nash, with their Bentley. They both have passed on.

 

Spitfires at salute!

 

GERMAN
Mercedes-Benz 300SLs; note tail light differences between coupe and roadster

 

 

SIR STIRLING MOSS

 

 

RACING!

 

All photographs copyright © 2022 Richard A. Reina. Photos may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission.

2 thoughts on “The 2014 Lime Rock Vintage Race Weekend

  1. Rich,

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    div>  I liked all your pictures, but I really liked the one of Ann Marie and Dennis Nash. I had the pleasure of meeting th

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    • Hi Hugh, thanks as always for your comments, however, it looks like the text got cut off. I’d love to hear more from you about Dennis and Ann Marie! They were great friends, and my working relationship with Dennis goes back to the early 1990s. Best, Richard

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