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The SVRA put on a great event, great weather and gorgeous vintage racers.
Click on photo to view album.
This Ferrari Spice won Group 10 GTO.
 

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your a better man than I am....I could never go to the races just to sit there and watch when I have a car ready to race in my barn.......but thats just me!!
......redvetracr


PS: that "Spice" is owned by the former owner of the SVRA
 

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Great pics, thanks for posting them.

Now you got me thinking about going to the vintage races at Road America 7/19-7/22.
 

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Actually Red, you are a better man than me. I got some track time sat and sun but the class I'm in was incredibly fast and I'm not licensed wheel to wheel. Maybe when I grow up I'll be a race car driver. According to my wife, niether of those things will ever happen. I have the utmost respect for those who have the experience and balls to run these cars flat out. If you haven't been to an event and seen their speed, you won't understand. Having a chance to see some incredible equipment and sit and talk with IMSA driving legends like fast Phil Currin and Dan Fury is a real thrill.:thumbsup:
 

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where are the rest of the pics? ... never mind, click on pic. Didn't read the post properly.
 

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Actually Red, you are a better man than me. I got some track time sat and sun but the class I'm in was incredibly fast and I'm not licensed wheel to wheel. Maybe when I grow up I'll be a race car driver. According to my wife, niether of those things will ever happen. I have the utmost respect for those who have the experience and balls to run these cars flat out. If you haven't been to an event and seen their speed, you won't understand. Having a chance to see some incredible equipment and sit and talk with IMSA driving legends like fast Phil Currin and Dan Fury is a real thrill.:thumbsup:
It is not that hard to get a SCCA competition license.
 

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Great pictures, saw a picture of the Glenn's Hemi, here is a great in car video that a friend of Glenn sent me. Phil Currin is at the wheel. The data is in the lower right, rpms, speed, braking , G's right interesting...


IMSA AAGT Hemi Dodge. The 50 Anniversary VIR Gold Cup Phil Currin ('72 IMSA GTO Champ) at the wheel, the quickest car there. Porsche 908s,907LH, McLaren and Lola CanAm, and 427 Cobras and Vettes present. They lead every session and won the 7 lap feature by over 80 seconds and lapped all but 2 cars. Phil was only about 10 seconds off the OA lap record for VIR.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9090291746291045344&hl=en

wish it had been a corvette,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:D
 

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Fast Phil might have a Vette to drive real soon. If I had been better prepared he would have been driving mine on Sunday:thumbsup:

When you look at IMSA history you will find Phil on most every page. He and Glen are a class act. had they not broken they were kickin ass on the field and pulling away from the Ferrari Spice. just a great weekend.

Great video, the speedo hit 173 on lap 2......wow

click on any photo to view full album......lots of Vette porn:D
 

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For some reason they don't show as pics when I try to post them

Only as links

Edit: got it

Also the 000 grandsport was down in sebring













 

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Mid Ohio is a great track, I loved racing on it.

But, the amount of guard rails, and how close they are too the track, is a bit intimidating at first.

You'll see on Vette Dogs the nice 360 I did at the end of the long straight with the kink in it. Came in to fast, locked up the wheels, spun then ended up going backwards into the grass. :laughing:

Maybe my marks are still there. :laughing:
 

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in one of the pics above are two red Vettes under a red ez-up...the roadster is the black/green car in your old avatar, it`s the car I raced years ago, bought back from Steve Collins (cousin Dennis) and sold to Don Henry who has redone it (nicely in fact) and is racing it....the coupe is his brother Merle
...redvetracr

PS: I believe "fast" Phil Currin was disqualified from the VIR gold cup and the red/white/blue hardtop and the white hardtop above were built out of thin air (zero race history) and have been a source of controversy as to not even being close to what a "vintage racer" should be...laid back windshield, tipped down hardtop, NO birdcage, motor set waaaay back and on and on, enough for there to be a letter to the editor every two months for a year in Vintage Motorsport mag....
 

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The red/white/blue vettes along with there Mustang stablemate took a whipping from most of the field, even if not truely vintage they are pretty sweet little cars. My engine is set back 12" lowered 4" set to the right 4.5" also as IMSA aloud the changes. I'm not sure I really understand SVRA or HSR's definition of vintage cars, they requested I submit my history and documentation, which I did, but others have none. i don't really care, I had a ball:thumbsup:
 

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78-84 IMSA W. Thanks for the photo's of this week ends festivities. I was there Friday and Saturday and it couldn't have been better weather.
I do remember your car now at Summit Racing recently after seeing your avaitor...........It was good talking with you while watching one of the races.
Check your wallet for the STS Racing Baffles business card................JCL
 

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Redvette, So this is the red c3 in the photo?? What year was this, interesting... Where you passing Brech??

Agree, the red and blue built vette is over cooked.. purposely built vintage racer, like a counterfeit rolex???

However, it still looks damn good.

 

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The red/white/blue vettes along with there Mustang stablemate took a whipping from most of the field, even if not truely vintage they are pretty sweet little cars. My engine is set back 12" lowered 4" set to the right 4.5" also as IMSA aloud the changes. I'm not sure I really understand SVRA or HSR's definition of vintage cars, they requested I submit my history and documentation, which I did, but others have none. i don't really care, I had a ball:thumbsup:
How can you say that?? Peter Klutt (white/blue/red in the pics above) and his customer John Farano (white/blue in the pics above) were at the top of EVERY grid sheet and won the race easily over the silver Camaro (Sean Ryan) and his dad in the blue Camaro.....click this link for the race results http://www.mylaps.com/results/newResults.jsp?id=579072&ShowPerClass=0
...redvetracr

PS: as I remember I TOLD YOU SOME TIME AGO your car would be in gr-10, NOT with the rest of the Corvettes,Camaros, Mustangs and Jaguars in gr-6...did you think I was making it up??

PSll: The 000 Grand Sport above is owned by Ken Manella it is a REPLICA...
 

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Redvette, So this is the red c3 in the photo?? What year was this, interesting... Where you passing Brech??

Agree, the red and blue built vette is over cooked.. purposely built vintage racer, like a counterfeit rolex???

However, it still looks damn good.

Yes thats the red C-3 roadster above, I first raced that car first as a silver/blue stripe 69 roadster, in 78 or 79 I bought that rear clip from a guy in Milwaukee and the Greenwood style wide nose from a different guy in WI who is still in the fiberglass business today...although he has moved on from building Corvette stuff....that is the front straight at Road America probably 79 or 80....don`t remember who was passing who.....
...redvetracr

the Klutt cars should be nice the white/blue stripe car he built cost the owner $200K
 
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