PHOTOS: Friday Practice & Qualifying at Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 39

Group 1: Pre War – Classic Competition Cars getting the weekend into gear. Photo: Bill Stoler

After a successful kickoff Vintage Race Car & Sports Car Parade on Thursday, it was time to get on-track action started Friday at Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 39. A morning of practice sessions for all groups was followed up with afternoon practice and qualifying to finish the day.

Vintage Motorsport photographer Bill Stoler is the man behind the lens throughout the long weekend and will provide sights for those of us not lucky enough to be in attendance. Burt “BS” Levy will be selling books “on the deck” near the paddock and will also provide commentary for the full weekend report in VM’s Nov/Dec issue.

Bill Warner drifts through West Bend in his immaculate ex-Group 44 1980 Triumph TR8. Photo: Bill Stoler
Charles McCabe is focused on the task at hand – taming the 1932 Bugatti 59. Photo: Bill Stoler
Anthony Wang’s 1959 Maserati TIPO 61 “Birdcage” is quite the looker, and turns a quick lap at LRP. Photo: Bill Stoler
The aptly named Fast and Frenetic Formula Ford Group 2 cars paced here by Jim Barbour’s 1969 Macon MR7B. Photo: Bill Stoler
Graham Adelman (1962 Lotus 23) using practice to perfect his side-drafting skills. Photo: Bill Stoler
The Group 3 Tin Tops are a fan favorite like Mariano Lozano’s stunning 1958 Alfa Romeo 1900Ti. Photo: Bill Stoler
Stay tuned for more! Photo: Bill Stoler