This is a different kind of autocross report, because for various reasons I don't know what the results were and don't care. Today was pretty hot for New York, mid 90s or so, and let me tell ya, out in the middle of a big asphalt parking lot at the Nassau Coliseum, well, it was HOT! After working on course for about an hour and a half, and then getting to do 4 runs in the NMS FIAT, and then working another hour and a half on course, and then waiting to drive again, there were some technical issues with the timing system, so instead of waiting in the heat some more, I just packed up and headed home.
Normally I'm all for driving as much as possible, but the heat got me today, on top of being up late the night before to see a cool drum corps show in Pennsylvania, so it looks like getting a good night's sleep would be something I should do in the near future! Don't get me wrong, the show was great, the driving was fun, but it was just too much and some of us do have to work tomorrow!
Here's a quick video of the course, it had some very tight slow sections at first, then opened up with some faster slalom and big big sweeper sections, then finished with some medium tight elements, overall about a 36 second course we'll say.
Other than that, here's some photos from the day, plenty of cool cars to see, funny license plates, good bumper stickers, etc. In other words, your normal autocross day!
|Who DOESN'T Need a Drag Strip?|
|SCOOTER and Novice Meeting|
|Helmets! Red Flags! Extinguishers! SAFETY!|
|NOVICE MEET/COURSE WALK|
|AWESOME BMW "CHEROKEE"|
|Flying the ABARTH Flag at Nassau Coliseum|
|Very Fast Mustang!|
|If You Can Read This, Thank A Teacher.|
If You Read it in English, Thank a Veteran.
|OBLIGATORY "SPOILER ALERT"|
|OLD HAAS F1 HAT...NEW 24 HOURS OF LEMONS SHIRT|
|I TOLD YOU IT WAS HOT!|
|THUMBS UP FOR SAFETY|
|I Spent Most of My Money on Race Cars, Booze and Broads.|
The Rest I Wasted.
|ONE OF TWO ABARTHS|