Number 0 Formula Ford in action going up the hill to the front straight.
Disclaimer: Women are not only welcomed into it, many are quite successful, too.
The transport carrying this car drove all night from Texas to Wisconsin for the SCCA races at Road America.
We’ve never noticed race track beauty queens at any vintage races we’ve previously attended. I’m sure if they were there, we’d have noticed.
Also racing in the prewar class was this Chevrolet powered sprint car. Not much suspension on an old sprint car.
with a tear in your eye for the Fourth of July
for the patriots and the minutemen and the things you believe
The old MG Ts are kings of the road during Blackhawk Raceway’s prewar races.
We traditionally spend Fathers Day at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, located on the Wisconsin – Illinois border near South Beloit. The shorter two mile seven turn track is popular with the lower powered “prewar” MG T series cars, some of which actually get driven to the track, raced and then driven home. No trailer queens, them.
All good things must come to an end.
A Kohler two cycle racer required attention in the paddock.
The group 6 #0 black Camaro goes by the moniker Sylvester and is well known around the circuit.
Burt Levy hawked his books in the paddock. His novels include The Last Open Road, Montezuma’s Ferrari, The Fabulous Trashwagon, Toly’s Ghost and The 200 MPH Steamroller.
The second driver of an enduro anxiously awaited the arrival of his ride in pit lane. This was a two hour enduro race that required three pit stops and a driver change.
Give it up to the faster car . . . or you’ll get the blue flag if you’re lucky.
Our friend Mark took his ’74 Saab Sonett to the limit out of Turn 3.
A Cheetah broke free to lead its session.
No passing on the starting lap. A pace car leads each group one lap around the four mile fourteen turn track to begin each session.
We hunkered down on corner five at Road America and were once again treated to the sights, sounds and smells of uniquely crafted sports cars and racers. Screaming engines. Aromatic high test racing fuel. The smell of hot brake pads. Thunderous flaming exhausts. Who cares if there’s a bit of chill in the air. Life is good.
Friends of Triumph (FOT), a club for vintage Triumph racers, sponsored a car show for the featured marque (along with the vintage Formula V cars in the foreground). Triumphs lined up behind the Vs, including our TR8, second from the left. The same faces seem to show up throughout the years fostering treasured friendships.
The Triumph TR250K is one of a kind. It was built as a prototype to compete with the Porsche 911 at the 1968 Sebring Races by Triumph Director of Motorsports Kas Kastner and designer Peter Brock. It led the 911s for the first three hours, but then a failed mag wheel took out a brake caliper and the lack of replacement parts forced it to retire.
John and son Charlie were amazed and fascinated by the car at Road America.
The pace car exits the Road America track just before the starting line to begin a group race at the Fall Vintage Race Festival near Elkhart Lake, WI.
A Bugeye Sprite seems to smile as he plays with a Porsche 914.
The bright sun reflected off the cars as a Shadow and a Donnybrooke Motorsports McLaren raced out of Corner 3 and into the Moraine Sweep.
The track was clear as number 95, a 1962 Lotus 23B Sports Racer from Donnybrooke Motorsports — Home of World Ferrarri and GT Cars, raced down the straightaway.