Start of the St. Mary's Trophy at the Goodwood Revival 2015
Start of the St. Mary's Trophy at the Goodwood Revival 2015

Tin-Top Race at 2016 Lime Rock Historics

The 2016 Lime Rock Historics will be held September 1-5 at the 7-turn, 1.5 mile Lime Rock Park road course in Connecticut. Lime Rock Park’s 34th annual Labor Day weekend Historic Festival will feature a racing class for ‘tin-tops’ and saloons.

Historic Festival 34 Chairman Murray Smith commented, “I’m sounding the clarion call for owners and drivers of saloons and ‘tin tops’ to join us in early September to create a fabulous grid of pre-1970 racing sedans. This rare race group will be in the manner of the cars in Goodwood’s ‘St. Mary’s Trophy’; Ford Galaxies, BMWs, Mini Coopers, Lotus Cortinas, Anglias, Alfa Romeo 1600s, Jaguar Mk2s, Hillman Imps and the like. I imagine this race group will be extremely popular with the spectators, not to mention the other 250-odd racing entrants.”

Smith said the Festival already attracts a handful of saloons that are sprinkled throughout existing race groups but now wants tin-top drivers to have a group of their own.

“We might be a bit relaxed this first year with regard to makes and models, but we hope to attract a wonderfully wide range of suitable cars,” Smith added.

The list of eligible cars for the 2016 Lime Rock Historic Festival ‘Tin-Top’ race group includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:

Alfa Romeo GT, GTA, 1600, 1900, Giulia
Austin A40/A35
BMW 502, 700, Ti, 1800 TiSA
Borgward Isabella
Chevy Corvair/Yenko Corvair
Datsun 510
DKW F2
Dodge Dart/Plymouth Valiant
Fiat Abarth, 124, 1500S
Ford Cortina, Lotus Cortina, Escort, Zephyr, Zodiac, Galaxy, Thunderbolt, Falcon, Anglia, Prefect
Hillman Imp, Minx
Isuzu Bellett
Jaguar MkI/MkII/MkVII
Lancia Fulvia, Aurelia
Mercedes 220, 300
MG Magnette (ZA/ZB/MkIII/MkIV)
Mini (all)
Morris Minor 1000
Peugeot 203
Renault R8, Gordini, 4CV
Riley 1.5
Rover P4
Saab 96
Standard Ten, Vanguard
Sunbeam Rapier
Volvo 1800, P544, Amazon 122 S
Westminster A105
Wolseley 1500

For further information, visit LimeRockHistorics.com.

[Source: Lime Rock Historic Festival; photo: Julien Mahiels]

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  1. wonder if i could enter the ’62 studebaker gt hawk i ran in the 2hr sebring sedan race on friday before the 12-hour in ’64.

  2. Anatoly, read your book ” One Off”, really enjoyed it. Hope you bring the the Hawk. Bruce in NJ.