Petit Le Mans 2018

Petit Le Mans 2018

  Petit Le Mans 2018 – GTLM Click on any image to enlarge.   DSC_3046: Porsche 911 RSR Petit Le Mans GTLM winner DSC_3030: Corvette, 2018 GTLM championship victor DSC_2849: GTLMs, enduring 10hrs of hard racing DSC_2963: Corvette No. 4 racing to second place DSC_3169: BMW pole sitter finished 3rd DSC_3087: Ford GT No.67 finished 5th DSC_3251: Ford GT No 66 finished 7th DSC_3292: BMW No. 25 finished fourth DSC_3260: Crashed, finished 8th, & won the 2018 GTLM championship DSC_3213: Two decades ago, Rd. Atlanta’s energetic owner Don Panoz instigated Petit Le Mans DSC_3150: Frequently dramatic, the 2018 event did not disappoint DSC_3238: As late summer blends into autumn, so comes the promise of Petit Le Mans DSC_2997: Race day dawned misty then remained gloriously sunny DSC_3298: To observe corner-entry, mid-corner, & corner-exit speeds, saunter up to Turn 7 DSC_3089: GTLM Ferrari not as competitive as its GTD counterparts DSC_3032: Ford secured 2018 GTLM manufacturer’s championship with 5 wins DSC_3045: Corvette racing machinery is prepared by Pratt & Miller. They’ve help secure 13 team championships DSC_3070: Winning Porsche 911 showed a blend of pace and finesse taking victory by 11sec over the No. 4 Corvette Petit Le Mans 2018 – Prototype cars Click on any image to enlarge.       LeadP-DSC_2938: Two corners remaining, Renger van Zande slipped past the stricken No.5 to victory DSC_3312: To appreciate full measure of this year’s race meant witnessing No. 5s last lap blunder: fuel starvation DSC_3096: Weighing 2050lbs & generating 500hp at 7,600rpm thru 6-sp trans, the No.5 was almost victorious DSC_2838: Just 26 mins after start, polesitting No. 22 Pipo...
Hot Rod Power Tour 2018

Hot Rod Power Tour 2018

Hot Rod Power Tour 2018: Cars from Chattanooga Click on any image to enlarge and view the series.   DSC_1821R DSC_0003 DSC_1822 DSC_1824 DSC_0006 DSC_1825 DSC_1832 DSC_1833 DSC_1837 DSC_1842 DSC_1843 DSC_1845 DSC_1847 DSC_1850 DSC_0012 DSC_1866 DSC_1874 DSC_1878 DSC_1886 DSC_1887 DSC_1894 DSC_1898 DSC_1900 DSC_1906 DSC_1909 DSC_1910 DSC_0024 DSC_1917 DSC_1918 DSC_0027 DSC_0025 DSC_1927 DSC_1933 DSC_1939...
41st Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty

41st Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty

  Race 1 Click on any image to enlarge.       DSC_1305R: Winner McDowell / Hermalyn – 1971 Nissan Skyline, best lap 1:39.3 DSC_1281: Second place Grayson Upchurch – 1970 Datsun SLR-311, 1:40.7 DSC_1297: Third place Scott Kissinger – 1971 Datsun 240Z, best lap 1:39.3 DSC_1298: John Morton, El Segundo, CA – ’70 Datsun 240Z, 1:41.2 DSC_1338: Ron Branom, Florida, winner of the Nissan Feature race, best lap 1:44.7 DSC_1339: Michael Anderson, Cal – ’68 Datsun 1984cc, best lap 1:43.5 DSC_1340: Jim Froula, Woodinville WA – ’73 Datsun 260Z, 1:46.3 DSC_1341: Charles Perry, Florida – ’79 Nissan 280ZX, 1:46.6 DSC_1342: John Coyle, UK – ’71 Datsun 510, 2nd in Nissan Feature race, 1:46.6 DSC_1614: Daniel Caggiano, Argentina – Datsun 510, 3rd in Nissan Feature race, 1:46.9 DSC_1343: Race-long Datsun 510 battle, Alex Moya (83), 2L, & David Stone, 1.8L DSC_1346: David Plott, Mt Juliet, TN – ’73 Datsun 240Z, 1:47.1 DSC_1344: Ron Fuller, Doraville, GA – ’77 Datsun 200SX 1952cc DSC_1295: Mitty’s opening victory – inspiring start for featured marque, Nissan     Race 2 Click on any image to enlarge.         DSC_1352: Robert Hoemke – ’62 Cooper T59, 1100cc, 1:43.3 DSC_1351: Greg Hibbs – ’72 Merlyn Mk 20A, 1600cc, 1:43.8 DSC_1362: Mitchell Hibbs – ’69 Merlyn Mk 11A, 1600cc, 1:43.3 DSC_1363: J.R. Mitchell – ’60 Lotus 18, 1100cc, 1:51.1 DSC_1353: C. O’Grady – ’62 Cooper T59, 1100cc, 1:51.8 DSC_1354: Doug Elcomb – ’61 Dreossi Special, 998cc, 1:54.3 DSC_1360: Thomas Atlas – ’61 Huffaker Mk II, 1098cc, 2:01.3 DSC_1350: Hugh Ruthven -’59 Bandini F/J, 1100cc, 2:13.8 DSC_1356: Hibbs followed by David Mock – ’69 Merlyn...
The Mitty 40th Anniversary, 2017

The Mitty 40th Anniversary, 2017

  Full grids and spectators in abundance for Mitty’s 40th Anniversary 2017 Beautifully preserved, the Walter Mitty racing weekend, April 21-23, has never been relegated and rarely obscured. The legacy of a group of Atlanta road racing enthusiasts who conceived the idea in the mid-nineteen-seventies, the Mitty resurrects our memories of racing’s bygone charms. Run by the HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing, Ltd) and celebrating its fortieth consecutive year of action at Road Atlanta, this year’s event remained eminently appealing. Why? Because, it’s a delight not only to admire the cars that grace Road Atlanta’s ancient landscapes but also for the hospitality of the organizers, who try their very best to make the event memorable. And it was – just terrific. This year, Porsche was the featured marque (over 75 competing) and appropriately the event’s grand marshal was Hurley Haywood. Haywood is a congenial man whose equanimity rarely deserts him but, perhaps more importantly, he reveals thoughts from an orderly mind – sufficiently prodigious they will nourish any racing enthusiast who’s interested in improving his race craft. His association with Porsche began more than 45 years ago; during that time he’s driven the Stuttgart marque to victory five times at Daytona, three times at Le Mans, and twice at Sebring. An automotive festival sponsored by Hagerty and Classic Motorsports magazine, this year’s event enjoyed mixed weather. On Saturday during our visit the sun blazed bright and hot – not the most conducive conditions for great photography. Still, despite the intense mid-day light, we hope you enjoy some of the action featured below. Group 5, April 22 Click on any image...
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