Cars of the Simeone Foundation Museum will be featured at the Lime Rock Historic Festival 2011, scheduled for September 2-5 at the 1.53 mile, 7-turn Lime Rock road course in Connecticut.
Murray Smith, Chairman of the Lime Rock Historic Festival, announced that the museum, located in the heart of Philadelphia, is sending four star cars for demonstration and exhibit: 1959 Aston Martin DBR1, 1954 Jaguar D-Type, 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider by Castagna and a 1934 MG K3.
This particular MG K3 came home fourth overall and won the index of performance at Le Mans in 1934, driven by Lindsay Eccles and C. Martin, as well as having many other significant wins and finishes. One of just 31 MG-K3s made during 1933-1934, it has a 1.1-litre supercharged engine capable of 8,000rpm, making 150 hp per liter.
Smith also confirmed that the MG Vintage Racers Club has made Lime Rock Historic Festival 2011 will support this year’s vintage race, and that more than 60 MG racers have entered, including 12 MGBs, one MGC, six Midgets, 20 MGAs, 18 TC/D/Fs and four Pre-War MGs.
In addition, the MG feature race at Lime Rock Historic Festival 2011 will be named the “Tony Roth Memorial,” in honor of the late founding father of MG Vintage Racing. Tony Roth, who passed away not too long ago, began vintage racing his MGTD in the late ’70s, was a founding member of SVRA, MGVR and the Classic MG Club of Orlando, and was active in a variety of MG and vintage racing activities.