Race track owner, Skip Barber

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By Larry Webster and By Hagerty: For People Who Love Cars. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Our guest is former championship driver, successful track owner, and philanthropist, Skip Barber— a well-known personality in the sports car world.

For this edition of “Sidedrafts”, host Larry Webster traveled to Lime Rock Park, the challenging track in Northwest Connecticut that Skip has owned for 35 years. “Every time I come here, I’m blown away by how beautiful it is,” says Larry.

In this episode, Skip talks about his passionate interest in racing and sports cars, his time behind the wheel as a driver, and what makes Lime Rock special for drivers.

In the mid-1960s, Skip won three Sports Car Club of America national championships in a row. In 1969 and 1970, he won two Formula Ford National Championships. Later, he took part in the United States, Monaco and Dutch Grand Prix races.

Skip also talks about starting his well-known racing school in the early 70’s. “I discovered two things,” he says. “I really liked the process of being in business and more importantly, that you could really teach people how to drive a race car.”

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