HSRCA held an event at work on the weekend, is always a friendly good sort of weekend with all the fun stuff.
It still warms my heart to see 70 year old, role up with $$$$$ Lola's and Brabham's on the back of single axel open trailers that look like they have been found on the bottom of the ocean.
We are used to seeing at semi trailers with multi pit crew at state rounds, with tyre warming tents and a whole bunch of sh1t. The paddock becomes chock-a-block because of all the parts they bring, service crew, tools, engine hoists, and for what. a M3 or a 911. Fook of with all crap.
These old dudes usually have a small chest tool box (mostly filled with sandwiches) and they can comfortably do sub 1m30 laps in some of the quicker stuff all day long.
I would love to see race meetings where they have a weight limit of crap you can bring into the paddock No doubt the guys in group N would use the weight for beer and ice whilst the open wheelers would preference jumpers for sale and laptops.
Anyway, modern day rent over. It's always good to see old stuff chucked around the race track.
This is the president of the club. Along with organising it prior, during and after, he still manages to get out (for every session) in his Sunbeam Alpine. Be like Richard everyone.
Austin are just the happiest looking cars of all time;
If I confess however, I'd probably take the Dato over it however, maybe.
Just the right amount of opposite lock from the 928, I mean, drift yo.
Lancia? and MG? dance for each other;
And look! they even have modern stuff, like this TR7
One of about 50 Torana's here over the weekend.
And it was nice to hear things thing make welcomed turbo noises, we all just wished he pushed it a little harder,
I guess that's the problem when these old tin tops become valuable, there is interest in ensuring it is kept original and in perfect condition. An investment for some no doubt.
Sadly nothing from the cool Sports Cars that I love so much, had to get back to work.
Go racing with your historic cars everyone!