Sunday, December 7, 2008

Vintage Racing

I caught 2 shows on Speed yesterday that featured actual vintage cars racing on my favorite track, Laguna Seca. Looks to be a short series of 4 episodes, with each incredibly short half hour episode featuring one type of racing: Trans Am, F1, FIA Sports Cars, and IMSA GT. I saw the first 2. The TA race featured early '70s American pony cars, including around 5 Javelins in the old Penske Racing colors. Fuckin' cool. The F1 race included tons of old jaw–droppers, including that wacky racer, the amazing/cool/weird Tyrrell P34 6–wheeled beauty that Jody Scheckter drove. It won easily, making the rest of the field look like they were towing boats. Below is an amazing video of Jackie Stewart testing a P34.

This might be a link to a schedule listing upcoming showings. It's worth a look.

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