Friday, September 24, 2021

How's That Autocross Going?

Hey, thanks for asking! Right now I'm in 6th place, so holding steady in the top 10 for this year. There are three big events in October, and then the season finale in November, so plenty of more points up for grabs. My work schedule looks like I can make 3 of the 4 events, so we'll see how things go. 

Of course the points listed above is just part of the story, here's why. At the end of the year the official standings will allow each driver to "Drop Two" of their lowest scoring events, and THAT will give us the final standings. In other words, even if I miss one more event, that gives me only a couple of zeros from missing two events, so all my points will count. For drivers that compete at every event, they still have to drop their 2 lowest scores. 

What does all that mean? Well, it means that I need to keep driving faster, score more points, and then see what everyone else does! I can't control how fast the other drivers are, so I can only work on making my car go faster. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Porsche GT and RS Cars


At Lime Rock Park recently, this exhibit of Porsche 911 RS cars was just amazing. You can Google more about them, or just read the display cards that I shot photos of too. These cars are currently on display at the Saratoga Automotive Museum, in Saratoga Springs New York.  

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Lime Rock Park Part 2

At the Historic Races on Labor Day weekend at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, here's a short video of racing, and some more interesting automobiles spotted in the infield and on the grounds. What a fantastic track and a great event! Let's start with a short video: 

Lime Rock is a  nice location, surrounded by the green hills of northwest Connecticut. The track doesn't offer any grandstands, so you can camp out on the grass, bring a lawn chair, and enjoy the racing where you find a good spot. 

Over the weekend there are a lot of cars on display that are not racing, so let's take a look!

Some older Porsches, my wife would call these M&M colors!

One of the Mariners checks out a 68 Mustang

The distinctive Lotus Europa

Lotus Europa Series 2

Europa front view

Peugeot wagon

Peugeot wagon, rear door opens up

Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 

Alfa Romeo

Morris Minor

The Simca cars from France had a pretty good run, started by FIAT, and later 
went through other owners until being discontinued by Chrysler



A new Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The Taycan is all electric, so while it 
doesn't have a turbo, they keep the name turbo for higher performance models

No connection to the seller, but this Lancia Delta is for sale!

Lancia Delta