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Lime rock vintage festival 2009

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.


 


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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 gotten). 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 1b)."





Lime Rock 2010 Vintage Festival
Group 6 Mondayfirst race first five laps





Triumph GT6 +
http://www.austinhealeywood.com/brakelines.html 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.





ADU 1B Le Mans Spitfire [HD]
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1988 Trans-Am Lime Rock Park
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A Girl and her Race Car- Bugeye Vintage Race Footage
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Old School Classic Vintage 80s Car Racing Crashes
Every type of motor racing crash possible. From around the 80's Music: Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz





Friendly Ghost Racing Triumph GT6+ at Road Atlanta
Sunday Triumph Feature Race - Classic Motorsports 'The Mitty' @ Road Atlanta





Sports Car Racing 1954-1964.wmv
Sports Car Racing 1954-1964 - A Ten Year Snapshot Racing in Southern California, beginning at Willow Springs in 1954, and including Torrey Pines, Santa Barbara, Pebble Beach, Chino, Paramount Ranch, Pomona, and Riverside. Then east to Sebring in 1964 with drivers Richie Ginther and Ronnie Bucknum debuting the Porsche 904. Drivers featured include Ken Miles, John von Neumann, Bruce Kessler, Jack McAfee, and Jo Bonnier.





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.





Lime Rock onboard Corvette C5 Z06 with data overlay
A few laps of Lime Rock Park aboard the Octopus Motorsports C5 Corvette Z06, with data overlay on screen. Lots of traffic, so no real clear lap, fastest lap is the last one. T1 suspension, AP Racing brakes, 407whp, Continental slicks, very heavy car (no weight reduction).





Pre-raceTrans-am cars at 2006 Limerock park Vintage Festival
A short video clip I took with my digital camera. The picture may be grainy, and the sound will never be replicated through any microphone. I swear, these were the loudest cars I've ever heard, and they're not only heard, but felt. Crank up the volume!





Lime Rock Historic Festival - Vintage Sports Cars
for more visit http://www.drivestv.com - Experience the drama and action of the vintage racing from the Lime Rock Historic Festival. Featuring Chevrons, Lolas and other great marques from the heydays of Le Mans and Can Am racing.





Classic Motorsports Group 44 Triumph GT6+ leaves the office
The Classic Motorsports Triumph GT6+ project car fires up for the first time in months, and Gary drives it onto the trailer. It's heading for the Lake Mirror Classic car show in Lakeland, Florida. Needles for these carbs are available through SpitBits.





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 people.





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