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Paddock View: The Brickyard Vintage Car Race

Vintage Racing InvitationalIt was a horsepower extravaganza when the largest gathering of vintage race cars in the United States took over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. Over four days a symphony of engine sounds hung in the air (as you’ll scroll down you’ll hear.)

This was my view from the Suixtil-USA Pop-Up Shop.  One learns quickly to stop mid conversation as a car goes by in the paddock, in deference to both the rumble and the car eye candy.  Vintage Race Cars from INDYVintage race cars II Indy

No matter what direction one looked, amazing cars were all over the place.  There were plenty of Mustangs, Corvettes, Alfas and Porsches but those pure sexy little (or big) race cars were mesmerizing. I confess, it isn’t a genre I know a lot about though they certainly are great to observe, being driven as intended.

Now to some noise. We were over taken by a Lola.  Click Lola T70 Mk IIIB then hit the back button to return to this post.

This isn’t quite what I’d call vintage, let’s just say the event was full of retired race cars. My favorite may have been the 2005 Audi R8 LMP car. 2005 Audi R8 LMP Listen here 2005 Audi R8 LMP

Back to those cuties we all know and love…
Porsche 914-6This Porsche 914-6 was one of our favorite paint schemes. 1960 MGA and meBe careful walking around the grid, you just might get drafted.  Dave Nicholas thought I would be suitable for umbrella duty while he waited in the MGA, aka the Honeybee. Vintage racers on Gasoline Alley

Despite the hot humid weather, downpours and threats of a hailstorm, it was a great weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The SVRA puts on a great event.


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