SOVREN Immunity: Lotus 26R Spins 360, Doesn't Miss a Beat

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For those of you who don’t know, the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts is a racing club based in the Pacific Northwest, and home to a whole lot of sweet vintage iron (no later than 1969 for most classes). SOVREN is renowned for the kind of all-out racing that’ll force you to DNF unless your family jewels are made out of some pretty stern stuff. Evidence? Take this clip of a Lotus 26R, which soon after the start at Portland International Raceway caught some dirt and went ’round a full 360 degrees (36 seconds in, for the impatient). Of course, this being SOVREN, instead of meekly staying off the course and waiting for a tow, the maniac recovered at the end of the spin to head right back out on the track, passing at least 3 cars in the process! Supposedly they say rubbin’ is racin’ – round the wet and wacky Northwest, spinnin’ is racin’. Keep watching the video for not only the sweet sweet sounds of a ’68 Cortina GT Mk. II bleating about at full bore, but also plenty of other hoon-worthy rides including some truly sinister sounding and looking Corvettes.
Thanks to Tim for the tip!

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  1. Well, that settles it… anyone who answered the "What's your best move" post can now permanently check both ego and nadsack at the door, cuz you ain't topping that one.

  2. My vote still goes to the guy from that old Spec Miata crash compilation who accidentally yanks his steering wheel off the hub on corner exit, and then proceeeds to calmly reattach it while powering down the front straightaway.
    [youtube kvNylkt0uvc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvNylkt0uvc youtube]
    Jump to 6:30 if you don't want to see a whole lot of Miata carnarge.

  3. First of all, sweet recovery. Second, was number 61 a 904?! This seems like such an awesome series, but well out of my price range. Therefore the appropriate scheme to get in on it would be:
    Step 1: ???
    Step 2: Procure a 356C or if possible a 908.
    Step 3: Race (a.k.a. profit).

    1. Oh yes, you don't know the half of it. My good friend's uncle is planning on running a Gordini-powered Devin AND a Triumph Bonneville-powered Formula 4 car this season. His daily driver is a widebody Lotus Europa with a built motor. Hooniverse could follow this guy around for a week and have enough material to post for YEARS.
      Salivating yet?

      1. So? You're not doing anything right now, are you? Go follow him around for a week! Get moving!

        1. Hey man, if you're willing to pay me a living wage to tail him, you got it. Otherwise I gotta go back to the salt mines. Trust me, when them whips get salty they really sting.

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