This is my obsession post: all pictures of the same car. It is new to the owner, but not to vintage racing. He is new to vintage racing--BFR was his first outing. He was having a ball, grinning from ear to ear. And he's a good novice driver too: he was not spooked by overtaking cars and he ran clean, consistent, lines. If he outbraked himself into Turn 1 (a common temptation), I didn't see it.
|The new owner had the car repainted medium green and had the leaping cat in silver added. Very classy.|
|Checking tire pressures. This view shows the somewhat unusual 3-into-2 exhaust pipes favored by the Jaguar factory in|
the 1950's but which fell out of favor later (for 3-2-1).
|The office. A 6500 r.p.m. red line--that's a lot of feet-per-minute for the pistons in a long-stroke Jag engine.|
|Induction side of the engine: the Usual Suspects Webers and some beautiful cam covers.|
|Exhaust side of the engine: thermal wrapping on some very long pipes.|