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.
ADU 1B Le Mans Spitfire [HD]
HD test footage of the le Mans Spitfire at Snetterton.
I have permission from MSV Limited (owners of Snetterton) to show this
video on YouTube.
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
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!
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.
1988 Trans-Am Lime Rock Park
Coverage of the SCCA Escort Trans-Am race run on 8/6/88 by Steve and Brock
on the good old American Sports Calavcade. Man I loved this show back then.
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.
Alfa Romeo 1900 sprint Touring restoration
This is a tribute to the restoration of a very rusty and battered Alfa
Romeo 1900. There is video footage of this restored 1900 being driven (with
engine sound) after the initial series of still pictures. I did not have a
video recording camera through most of the restoration, also I was more
interested in working on the car, hence the still pictures.
I thank all of the people who helped us with the project. Many owners
provided advice, took pictures, and provided hard to find information and
drawings. You all know who you are and I thank you.
I finished the restoration this fall (2009) and the car returned home to
her happy owner.
The sound tracks are both approved by youtube. The first is a snippet from
Piccini's Gatling gun and the second is Verdi's La Traviata di Provenza