We'll call this "the British car post." And I'm sorry to say that this year that there won't be an Italian car post. There was only one vintage Italian car there this year, an Alfa GTV. And it was not the car of my local heros, John Saccameno and Barb Nevoral. John found water in his oil earlier this year, and hasn't yet rebuilt his engine. At Blackhawk, Barb's engine put con rods through both sides of its block on Friday. She may be able to cobble something together to get through the season, but her regular builder can't turn an engine around until after it ends. And her husband Bernie broke an axle on his Lotus. John and Barb were smiling and laughing in the paddock on Saturday. That's resilience. Or the first stage of grief, denial. ;-)
|How small is a Lotus Elan? Small! Think of a Mazda Miata. This car could fit inside it.|
|A yummy MGB. It has an MGC (six-cylinder) hood, and I didn't catch up with the car to see whether a four or a six was|
under it. The man in the wheel chair is a false grid marshall for my club, which works race staff for VSCDA at BFR.
|A Pilote post on vintage racing without a picture of a Mini? Not likely. ;-) The preparation of this car was immaculate.|
But I didn't see how well it did on track because I was chatting up the drivers of the preceding race group in the paddock.