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It’s a Bugatti bonanza at 36th Lime Rock Historic Festival


It isn’t every day that 60 Bugattis show up at a vintage racing and concours event, and that includes Monterey. But those Bugattis were among the cars turning out recently for the 36th running of the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.

From some of the oldest Bugattis from the 1920s to the brand’s newest supercars, seemingly every model Bugatti was represented at the five-day event that starts on a Thursday and ends on a Monday. Sunday is devoted to a concours event because there is nor noisy racing allowed on Sunday.

While many people complain about such a rule, no one was complaining when all of those amazing cars lined up quietly on the race track Sunday for all to see. 

Best of Show honors went to the Type 57SC Gangloff convertible belonging to Ralph Lauren.

The weekend being primarily a vintage racing event, many of the Bugattis also were driven at speed when the track was open for competition. It was thrilling to see these virtual works of automotive art battling for position.

The Historic festival also features a Saturday dinner and talk. This year the subject as IMSA’s GTU series and panelist included drivers David Hobbs, Tommy Kendall, Sam Posey, and Lyn St. James. 

Bugatti, It’s a Bugatti bonanza at 36th Lime Rock Historic Festival, ClassicCars.com Journal
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Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.


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