Lost Circuits - Phoenix Rising
Posted 03 October 2000 - 04:53
Posted 03 October 2000 - 11:43
I think there are more people than just you and Ray interested in this subject.
This reminds me of a couple of fellow competitors in the 1977 London to Sydney Marathon in a Chevy of some sort.
One of them owned a race circuit somewhere in America - a small club-level circuit, I gathered.
When I come acros their names I wil get back to you. I can almost remember them, but it was a long time ago and a lot has happened since then...
Posted 03 October 2000 - 12:15
Is it also the green of the Virginia grass that is reflected in your face, Mike? I can certainly understand your ire at the alleged Shelby quote, and it gather you went to some pains to find that he never raced at the Glen, too.
Some of the pics show it to be inviting, even with a bit of Elkhart Lake about it, and 3.27 miles makes it a substantial circuit... elevation changes, plenty of turns.... wish there was one like that around here!
I think I like people who resurrect circuits more than people who resurrect cars...
Posted 03 October 2000 - 19:10
I wish there were more such stories to report. Great stuff, it looks fabulous, very much like the tracks used to before the barriers and so forth became so intrusive.
I will have see about attending a race there again soon. My last visit was either 1972 or 1973 to assist with an SCCA school. It looks better than it did back then!
Spoke briefly with your Dad this morning. Great talk and looking forward to chatting with him again some time.
This is a great topic. Thanks!!
Posted 03 October 2000 - 22:30
I should see that tape for the first time tonight or tomorrow, Mike... it's been a long time waiting!
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Posted 03 October 2000 - 23:13
Yes Ray, you got it. Saved me from moving a few piles of boxes to get to my London-Sydney stuff. But I think it was Carlos, not Carlo.
Originally posted by Ray Bell
Would that be the Vega crew, Barry... Thomas Delashmutt and Carlo Niederhauser?
Does anyone know of the race circuit?
Posted 03 October 2000 - 23:18
Am I that transparent???
Going over the black spur on the way to Eildon in my Sud was the most satisfying driving experience I have had.
Posted 04 October 2000 - 06:12
Barry... Just had to get out the issue of RCN carrying the 'on the spot' report from Max. I'll ask him if he remembers when I see him tomorrow.
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