Trained (ex)Professional, , 1953-2018 RIP
Wow Luke you are lucky, good thing you were going so slow otherwise it could have been real bad.You are so going to pay for that.
The darkside got spanked today....at least those that showed up!
Summit was a great track. Main straight....flat out in 5th. Unfortunately that spelled near disaster for me. Blew a guibo. But did no damage. And it was just what others have said, flat out in 5th is when it happens. Got very lucky I suppose. I heard something hit the bottom of the car. Looked in rear view and see something black bouncing down the road behind me....felt a minor vibration in the drive train. I can see how someone could miss that. It was minor and if not in tune with the sounds of the car it could result in a big mess. That took me out at the end of the first practice. I was fast...keeping up with Peter in his Montreal. Pulled into the paddock and went to work. Got her fixed for the autocross tomorrow. Don't know the times as they didn't bother to post them. But I got gridded to run ahead of Enrique by quite a bit and fastest was running first. However I didn't have it together by then.
That Stradale is rolling art. So are the 33 and the TZs.
George and Bud didn't fair as well as I did. George has a miss and knock after 2nd practice. Bud missed a shift and now running on 3 with oil on one plug. Both are done using their cars. John Hicks had an alternator bolt come loose. And is loosing coolant. Jim Kirzinger from KY also with engine trouble. Enrique though managed to drive slowly braking in every corner today and did not break....despite all his braking!
Lots of nice cars here. I'll try to get some autocross pics tomorrow. I think Papa is going to drive my car tomorrow with me. Otherwise I may let George drive with me. Bud is going to drive Enrique's SBS. Too bad you wimped out!
Bob,I don't think it's been mentioned on the BB yet, but at the awards brunch, it was announced that there were more than 600 Alfas on display at the concorso.
Aha, thanks for clarifying that. Regardless of the number, it was a fantastic display, and it was a privilege to be able to see so many rare Alfas in one place.Bob,
I believe that Harlan meant to say over 600 attendees at the Concorso. We estimate that approximately 800 people attended the Concorso, while there were over 240 cars (Judged, not-Judged and Special Invitees).
I have about 200 more, but those were probably the best of mine. I also have some actual film to develop. Saw lots of other cameras. I took a couple of photos of other BB members, but hesitated to post without checking first whether people wanted their faces online.Nice photos, thanks for posting ..... anybody else there have a camera ? Any good photos of the Alfisti in attendance ??