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Vintage Racing 2017

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:12 pm
by lance54
SVRA Group 3 at Mid-Ohio in June. 40 years since my last race at this great natural terrain road course.

Here's some additional Mid-Ohio views from Andy Nelson's fast Mini. This Swiftune Mini beat all but the Huffaker RWD Mini at the 2014 Mini Challenge when 50 Minis raced at Mid-Ohio with Nick Swift at the wheel.

The cornering ability of a racing Mini is just amazing. Andy filled my mirrors for 2 laps until his throttle cable broke. When entering a corner the laws of physics are momentarily suspended.

The 35th Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix at Schenley Park in July. Old school street racing like nowhere else.

Several Elan owners visited us in the paddock. I wish I could remember all the names. Thanks for stopping by.

Re: Vintage Racing 2017

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:16 am
by elancoupe
Hi Clark, it was a real pleasure to finally meet you and your family/crew, after so many years of seeing you race. I appreciate you taking the time to share some of the technical aspects of your car. :D

Re: Vintage Racing 2017

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:27 am
by gjz30075
Great stuff Clark! Thanks for posting.

Re: Vintage Racing 2017

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:36 am
by lance54
When we arrived at the Mid-Ohio Tech Inspection Garage on Friday we were greeted by Earl Myers. Earl is from the Cleveland area and raced an Elan in SCCA from the 1970's through the GT2 days of the late 1990's and early 2000's.

While it had been 40 years since my last time at Mid-Ohio Earl recognized my name and remembered the 1976 and 1977 Mid-Ohio SCCA National Races when I placed 3rd and 2nd respectively in C-Production.

Earl was back at the track on Saturday and gave me this photo of my Elan at the Mid-Ohio SCCA National in July of 1976.

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Number 24 returns to Mid-Ohio June 2017.....

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Re: Vintage Racing 2017

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:21 pm
by elangtv2000
Hi Clark!
Great update - thanks for the posts. I never tire of looking at pictures of your beautifully prepared Elan. Wish I could see it, and you, in person.
Greg Tatarian