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Volvos at LIME ROCK, Sunday September 4th... 5 years 11 months ago #68

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The event:

"The Sunday in the Park Concourse".........This car show is part of the "Historics" weekend, held each Labor Day. Saturday and Monday are reserved for Vintage car racing, and the Sunday is for this Grand Concourse....................The front straight is filled with legendary cars from around the world, the pits are filled with the vintage race cars, and the 1.5 mile track is ringed with car clubs from the northeast. Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Jaguar, many other famous marques, and of course Volvo.............Last year, in our first year in attendance, there were 22 Volvos on the track, at the begining of "the no name straight'..............It was a privaledge to have been invited to this one of a kind display of automobiles.

How we got here:

.....Last year a group of us "veteran" Volvo enthusiasts" asked the folk at Lime Rock if we could participate. As many Volvos were raced at Lime Rock over the years, we [VCOA Southern New England Chapter] were invited to display our cars.

.....Our chapter had been inactive for a number of years, and last year was our first year back in operation. In the past year our guys and gals had attended a number of activities run by other Volvo groups, and were impressed with the cars we saw.

.....So as a result we asked Lime Rock if Volvo groups other than VCOA could attend. They gave us permission to extend invitations to other VCOA chapters, Volvo Sports America members, and the internet forum groups such as Swedespeed. We had attended Ian's 4/30 meet at IKEA, and were really impressed with the cars.

The Rules:

1. All cars displayed on the track, must be detailed to a show condition..no exceptions.

2. The following models are permitted into the show:

All vintage Volvos - 25 years old or more.

All rear wheel drive Volvos manufactured after 1986.

High performance Volvos - "R", "C", t'5's, and performance modified Volvos.

if you have any questions about your car, call Dennis [from our chapter] at 203 671 3003 for more info

3. All Volvos must pre-register with Lime Rock to participate. The entrance fee is $20 per person. Call Lime Rock directly to register at 860 435 5000. You must pre-register, no later than Monday August 22nd. Tell them you are with "the Swedish Car Group", and give them the name of your organization. EX - SWEDESPEED, VSA, VCOA, ETC


4. You must be on the track by 9 a.m. the day of the show. Enter thru the WHITE HOLLOW ROAD entrance, and go straight to the ticket office [if your tickets are at "will-call"], then turn left, then right onto the track.

5......Have fun most of all. This is one of those ten great things to do for car buffs. Bring a folding chair. We will have a tent set up on the lawn behind our cars.

We will be having a caravan from Thomaston, CT.

Meet at exit 39, CT route 8, at the Dunkin Donuts at 369 East Main St.

.......We are asking folks to show up at 7:45 - 8:00, and we will shove off at 8:15 to get to the track by 9.

We may also have one starting at Colchester, CT., Route 2, exit 16 [Advanced Auto Parts lot] at 7 a.m., for folk coming from R.I. and eastern Ct.
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Re: Volvos at LIME ROCK, Sunday September 4th... 5 years 11 months ago #79

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The second caravan location will start from OLD SAYBROOK instead of Colchester.

We will meet just off exit 2 on route 9 at 6:30. There is a small office complex right opposite the northbound entrance ramp [for route 9] on Middlesex Tpke. [route 154]. ........We will shove off by 6:40 going north on route 9 to 372 west Ito 6 west, and meet up with the main group at the.......... Dunkin Donuts in Thomaston at 369 East Main St. at 8:00.

Could folk wanting to join in at Old Saybrook leave a note here on this thread, so we make sure we wait......If you need to cancel that morning call 860 304 1643 after 6 a.m.
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Re: Volvos at LIME ROCK, Sunday September 4th... 5 years 10 months ago #106

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We had 14 Cars with 24 folk aboard travel to the track. In spite of the weather forecast, it turned out to be a nice, rain-free day. One from our group, a freshly restore p1800 was selected to be in "the grand concours" on the front straight. We parked as a group, along with other clubs on the track on "no name straight"........a great day!
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