Below you will see our Bugeye “The Egg” in the concours. The car looked awesome, but was no match for the striking red 1957 BMW 507 parked next door, which won the class. Second was a wonderfull little yellow Morretti (see slideshow, below) and third went to a great four cam Speedster with racing history (parked on the other side of the BMW). It was a tough class!
Still, it was a delight to watch the $1,795 (when new in 1958) Bugeye draw what seemed to be just as much attention as the BMW which was $8,988 when new in 1957. Today, the bimmer is worth about about $2.3 million in concours condition, with the hardtop alone on that car adding $75k in value!
I love the Lime Rock concours because of the variety of the cars shown. My favorite this year was the Lancia D50 shown above, a mid fifties formula one car with pannier fuel tanks. Check out the vintage video of Fangio driving one of these at Monaco!
Click “Read More,” to see the slideshow with all the pictures from the event!
Below you’ll also see Bill Prout’s Sebring Sprite which we prepared. He ran well all weekend and finished all four races, a great testimonial to Russ’ hard work to prepare the car. Each race helps us make our road-going product that much better!
Other cars that caught my eye were an original D type Jaguar, the Maserati Birdcage (that won best in show) and a 1928 Amilcar with awesome staggered seating to make two people fit a narrow cockpit. We hope to see you at that show next year!