2013 Rolex24: Random Images From The Garages

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My fellow Hoons, take a look at the loneliest place in the garage area during the 2013 Rolex24 weekend. Yeah, not a Goodyear tire was to be found among the Continental Tire sponsored races all weekend long.

I thought I would pop up a few of the random images this olelongrooffan spotted around the garage area last weekend while attending the Rolex24 weekend out there at the Daytona International Speedway all the while dodging traffic to and fro work along International Speedway Boulevard.

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If any of my fellow Hoons remember the post this olelongrooffan did awhiles back about that Skyactiv Diesel powered Mazda you will know that I was looking far and wide for the diesel pump down at the local gas station.

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And just because I can, I thought I would include an image of the firetruck and fire golfcart the local emergency services team has here. Both are staffed while the garages are open this weekend and for the entire duration of the 24.. That building to the left is the concession stand available for any of the racing team members to grab a burger and it is also staffed the same hours as those fire fighting vehicles are.

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Just a quick image of a team loading their stuff up to head to the house after a spirited weekend here in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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In the restrooms around the garage area, wirewheel.com always posts ad of what they have available. Sorry for this fuzzy image but by now my fellow Hoons know about my cheapocamera, but this ad lists one of the Sahlen Mazdas they abandoned in favor of the BMW/Riley DPs they are running this year. Asking price for this factory built GT is $125,000.00.

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And this is a front fender for the Brumos Porsche GT entry. Yes, that is purpose built luggage to transport that spare fender around.

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Over at the Marcus Magnus (thanks Bradley) race team, the collars were measuring the location of the air ducts on the kevlar belly pan of their Porsche race car so they could install the new ones in the correct location on the new belly pan they had brought along, just in case they needed it.

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Meanwhile, the wrenches were installing a new clutch in their racecar.

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Now these are a few random images of the rear end of a Corvette Daytona Prototype that had previously been removed from, what I’m pretty sure was, the Spirit of Daytona machine.

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And I have chosen to include this image for a couple reasons. My fellow Hoons may remember a year or so ago when this olelongrooffan stumbled into the unveiling of the then new Corvette Daytona Prototype. At the time much was made of the fact the rear taillights on this racecar were the first Corvettes in some time not to possess round taillights. I find it ironic that the new C7 also does not possess round taillights. This olelongrooffan can only wonder if the next gen Corvette will be mid engined as well?

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And, once again, I had to capture the proximity of the Ganassi/Sabates 01 and 02 transporters. Yeah, those dudes know how to park them.

This olelongrooffan is nearly finished with my experiences out there at the 2013 Rolex24 at Daytona. As I’m not a huge track attending NASCAR race fan, my next big adventure, other than BikeWeek, is the Amelia Island Concours next month. And then it’s the Spring Turkey Run out there at my local track. Yeah, March is a busy month round these here parts.

Images Copyright Hooniverse 2013/longrooffan

8 Comments

    1. I had included a comment about that look and then, erroneously edited it out. Those two guys were super nice and went out of their way to explain to me the venting requirements required for their GT3. I just caught that guy in a rare moment.

  1. My son got the prize pack. Pretty cool. He was diggin' the Citroen and has it on the dresser with his car collection.

  2. Those Corvette tail lights are almost Camaro tail lights. Or Challenger head lights. Ooo! Wouldn't that be funny? A pair of nearly identical tail lights staring back at your headlights? What Dodge does to try to look mean Chevrolet does to look nonchalant, Hah!

  3. I hate you for informing me of wirewheel.com's existence. But I love you because I never new how badly I needed a 20k Renault cup car either.

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