Highlights of in car video during the 2009 Lime rock vintage festival. This event is held every Labor day weekend and is a must visit event for any sports car enthusiast. Lime rock park is a special place. I think of this race track as being the birthplace of road racing in America, along with Watkins Glenn and Bridgehampton.
Sorry about the chickens at the end. Somehow it does not seem right that a racing video should end with chickens, but oh well, that is the way it turned out.
Some bad driving and bad etiquette from a Lime Rock track day (20131116 lrp scda irritation)
I had a great day today with SCDA at Lime Rock in my 2010 Porsche 911 GT3.
Unfortunately, however, the first session of the day included some really
bad driving and also some bad etiquette. Not what I've come to expect from
the Advanced run group.
It may be hard to tell from the video, but the passing rules during these
track days are extremely strict. You're not allowed to pass another car
unless the driver of the car you're overtaking has seen you and has
literally pointed with his/her hand out the window to tell you they've seen
you and on which side they would like you to pass. Not pointing someone by
who is obviously faster than you
(e.g. is behind you now, but wasn't there before) is considered very bad
etiquette, and will get you thrown off the track. Equally bad is
overtaking without a point-by. In both cases, because this isn't a race
but rather just a practice/educational event, this is done for safety
reasons, since passing without point-by as is done in racing (see my
Mazdaspeed Challenge videos) exponentially increases the likelihood of
collisions. I actually got one of these on video during one of those races
where two cars hit while being side-by-side at Lime Rock in turn 1 -- the
same place the Porsche passes me in this video. It's fine and fun to run
this way when everyone is playing by the same rules, but infuriating when
you're observing the rules and others are not.
2:07 - Yellow Lotus doesn't give point-by to a faster black GT3, so the GT3 passes anyway
without permission. The Lotus driver also doesn't point me by, so I wait
for a bit.
3:05 - Blue R32 gives me polite point-by and moves offline in the downhill.
This is a very polite move, thanks to this good driver!
3:28 - I catch a black Corvette, and he catches black Mercedes C63 AMG who
isn't pointing anyone by. We're now both stuck behind the Mercedes.
4:16 - This would be the obvious place for the Mercedes to point us by.
But there's no point-by.
4:20 - Instead, the Corvette passes the Mercedes without a point-by. The
Mercedes brakes abruptly before the 6 board and I'm afraid I'm going to
rear-end him, so I move over to the right, being careful not to pass or
present myself at his side without a point-by (which I still haven't
4:38 - The Mercedes takes an erratic line through Turn 2 and brakes in the
middle of the corner. I again take evasive maneuvers to avoid rear-ending
him. I'm now beginning to wonder what is the matter with this person.
Either he doesn't see me or he thinks he is faster than I am.
5:13 - By this point, I'm keeping some distance going into the corners to
avoid an accident, because this person is driving so unpredictably (braking
very hard for fast turns, etc). I go into west bend very slowly.
5:19 - I start to flash my lights to see if I can get his attention.
Again, I need to be very careful not to rear-end the Mercedes coming out of
the downhill. He continues obliviously along the main straight as I flash
my brights very excitedly.
5:40 - A guy in a Radical has had enough and decides to pass us both
without permission from either of us. As I go into turn 1, I get pushed to
the outside, driver's left, by a black and orange Porsche which has dived
in and passed me without a point-by. The Mercedes continues on his crazy
line and both cars pass him without a point-by as well. Blue flags are
out, but the guy in the Mercedes continues obliviously on his way.
6:08 - I try honking my horn to see if that will help. As I come down the
hill, I decide to pull into the pits because I have had enough.
6:37 - Inexplicably, our hero also decides to pull into the pits. I signal
to the cars behind me that I'm going to stay on the track, and two more
cars pass me without a point-by from me (although perhaps reasonably so,
since I had appeared to be heading towards the pits).
Now that the track has been cleared of this particular menace, I now have
to go work my way through traffic again, which you can see in the video
titled "2010 Porsche GT3 at Lime Rock Park with SCDA 1/1 (20131116 lrp scda
A Girl and her Race Car- Bugeye Vintage Race Footage
A short film featuring Cana and her race car taking a nice Sunday drive,
turning some 1:26 laps at Blackhawk Farms Raceway with the VSCDA. It is a
heart warming tale, brilliantly shot and edited. We fully suspect
invitations to Sundance and Cannes to be forthcoming.
Triumph GT6 +
My driver GT6 in the middle of winter. Stuck at home in my plastic garage.
Nearly buried under the snow fall. Alfa 164 is the hero winter car.
Lime Rock Vintage race 9/3/2011 MG focus, Carl from Zapata
This is Carl from the Zapata team winning the MG race at Lime Rock. This
was a great battle that goes back and forth. At 5:40 his car starts
smoking, and he thinks he might have to stop. At 6:59 he gets passed by
our new friend Storm, but he gets him back the next lap. This is the
first race Carl has ever won. We were very excited for him. This was a
great event, with many historic MG's and like always, some very special
LIGHTNING RACE CAR FROM A KITCHEN SWING BIN! Update; BUY THE PLANS at; www.lightning-cars.co.uk)
Website opened 2010 See our latest video for details
YOU CAN BUY PLANS TO BUILD THE LIGHTNING.
THE 'LIGHTNING' IS MADE FROM PLANS AND A KITCHEN SWING BIN. AND POWERED BY
A CORDLESS DRILL!!
Just cut out 5 pieces of MDF and screw them together to form the body
The cars are powered by a Cordless drill driving one tyre.
They have geared cable steeering via a rubber bobbin
Drill trigger worked remotely from the footpedal using a bicycle brake
Drill provides 2 speeds,soft start and braking
BUILD COST BETWEEN £50 AND £100
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.TO VIEW CLICK ON THE 6 VIDEOS LINK JUST ABOVE THE PICTURE
Triumph GT6 MK3 vintage race car part 1
A tour of the GT6 race car engine bay , part 1. Visit
http://www.austinhealeywood.com/brakelines.html for information on the
copper nickel brake line kits that I mentioned in the video. I will be
adding part 2 of this video next week.
My friend and I built this vintage race car over the course of several
years. It may have been raced in Canada when it was new, but I have very
little information about it's history.
The engine was built to be reliable so that we could sort out the car on
track. It could certainly make more power by increasing the compression
ratio and doing a few other things. It has been very reliable so far. I
drive a street GT6 and I can tell you that there is no comparison between
the stock engine and this one. This engine revs very freely and is still
making power up to the rev limiter (7000 RPM). This is due to all of the
work done on the head, the Exhaust
header and the weber carb setup.
Limerock Vintage Race Festival & Whopping Sunday Car Show 2010
This annual event is fantastic, and not dominated by old Corvettes although
my prior coverage tends to favor my home team of 1953-1982 Corvettes, I
still do appreciate many other marques and models from a to z. At this
event there are more Ferrari's than Corvettes or any other make but kit
Cobras. Included are Bugatti, Norton, Kurtis, Ford, Alfa, Porsche, McLaren,
Allard, Indy, Jaguar, MG, Cooper, Devin, Aston, Mercury, Nash, Rolls,
Birdcage Maserati, Caddy, BMW, from V12's to 2 cylinder Morgans, Chararral,
Stutz, L88, Woodys, Zora & Yura's Ardun heads. It's just mind boggling the
variety, but the number of different Ferrari's is outstanding. I don't
recall seeing John Fitch in his Phoenix as is usual. Note: this soundtrack
is Collins Ave royalty free Apple iMovie.