This is my first thread in this section. To start with, The Glen this past weekend was my fathers first outing in the Newman-Sharp Oldsmobile. I had never been to the track before. This weekend featured all vintage motorsports cars, Domestics and Foreign. I have never seen so many Shelby 350 Mustangs in my life. Older vette were also popular. There were a couple vintage Jags that were imaculate. GTP1 thru 3 cars which were awsome as well.
I was up their helping with odds and ends and for support. My fathers runs a Oldsmobile bodied Trans Am series car built by Peerless racing for Paul Newman back in the early 90's. The car features a chevy small block engine.
My fathers transponder failed and so he never got a qualifying time. In his first competitive road race at 57 years old, starting at the back of the pack; after getting clipped in the pits by an old BMW M1 , and after loosing 1st thru 3 gears, my father was able to take 4th in class all in the same race.
The vintage racing atmosphere seems to breakdown into racers that just like to get out on the track, racer that like to get out on the track with absurdly nice cars, and racers that like to get out on the track with their absurdly nice cars and win. Their were a lot of competitive people. The past few days were a lot of fun.
The best part of all however, our somewhat of a racing partner agreed to lend me his toter home and 39 foot stacker trailer. I'm not missing the vegas meet this year baby.
Enjoy my pics, feel free to comment.
An original Ford GT 40:
I'm tired from the trip back , I'll post the rest tomorrow.