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Daily Briefing: Early Ford V-8 Meet comes to Auburn; Lime Rock to celebrate Italian masterpieces

Published in blog.hemmings.com

Photo courtesy of Early Ford V-8 Club.

The organizers of the Early Ford V-8 Club will host their Central National Meet in Auburn, Indiana, later this month. The events and gathering will be centered around the Early Ford V-8 Museum.

The Museum has tripled in size in recent years and has become the perfect place to host this event. Among the several displays and vehicles include a stainless steel sedan, an 18-car collection of restored 1936 Fords donated by one collector and a tribute to the famous Ford Rotunda.

Come see the Blue Ovals gather August 23-27, with the 23rd for registration only. The Early Ford V-8 Museum is located at 5634 C. R. 11A in Auburn. For more information, please visit FordV8Foundation.org.

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Photo courtesy of Lime Rock Park Historic Festival.

Italian cars will descend upon Lime Rock Park this Labor Day Weekend during their annual Historic Festival. Ferraris, Alfa Romeos and Lamborghinis, among many others, will help make this year’s event one of the largest gatherings of Italian vehicles in Lime Rock history.

The Sunday in the Park Concours (September 1) will have some extraordinary Ferraris in attendance, including two GTOs, a P2 and a 12-cylinder Testarossa. Also included will be the third Ferrari ever built, the first sold commercially and the oldest surviving Ferrari, a 1947 159 Spyder Corsa brought in by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. Also, be on the lookout for the Stirling-Moss-driven, Sebring 12-hour race-winning OSCA MT4.

In addition to the cars from Italy, Luigi Chinetti Jr., an icon in Ferrari motorsports in the US, will be in attendance as an honored guest.

Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival will take place August 29-September 2 in Lakeville, Connecticut. For a full rundown the weekend’s events, visit LimeRockHistorics.com.