V.I.S.I.T. – Lime Rock Park race weekend snapshots

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Each Fourth of July weekend there is an American LeMans Series race at Lime Rock Park. While somehow none of the Hoon writers who live in the relative vicinity to the track never manage to make it there, a shame really, Hoon readers often do. A long time commenter, tipster, and all around halfway decent guy, SmokeyBurnout, did make it to the race however, and he decided to share some pictures with us all.

Naturally, these are not beautiful pictures of amazing racecars in action taken with a camera that costs more than our cars. Go somewhere else for those. Here we have snapshots of stuff that is actually interesting to us, with a few proper and improper racecars thrown into the mix. Enjoy and thank Manny, a.k.a. SmokeyBurnout.

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Oh yea, a proper racecar! I’d hoon that all day long!

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More cars should have racks on the boot lids.

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Stickers on the racecar, so you know it’s a proper racecar.

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Sexy rear end.

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Proper racecar because hood-pins.

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Another racecar with hood-pins… tho I’m not sure if this is a proper racecar.

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Still not sure if proper racecar.

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Rust, like scars, add character.

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No, this is not a 540i with an //M badge, but a factory model. Read here.

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Some guy in a racesuit. And a hat. And glasses. There is a golf cart behind him.

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Who knew that a vacuum cleaner company also made racecars.

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Yea, one day he’s gonna drop in a small block in there and have to change that license plate.

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Shiny racecar, probably proper.

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It’s roped off, so you know the owner wears brown leather loafers without socks.

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Next time I go to watch a race I’m bringing a skyjack with me.

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Penetration is certain

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Always a good idea for an iconic sport car company to offer a front wheel drive model.

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Proper racecar? I just don’t know…

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Side exhaust + flames = proper racecar

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Hoodpins + no headlights + spoiler = proper racecar

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How many Fiats in this picture? How many BMWs?

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It’s amazing how once, ugly, crappy cars become desirable over time.

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Small British cars, a guy, and an overheating racecar, a proper one at that.

10 Comments

  1. Didnt go to this event cause I just KNEW it was gonna be 200 degrees there.
    I've seen that 124 wagon, it's in delivery condition. Practically stole the show in 2011 at Sunday in the Park Concours, sitting opposite a row of Lambos.

  2. A few notes of my own:
    The Pratt & Miller C6RS was a $100,000+ street-legal replica of the Corvette C6.R race car, but the details aren't quite right so I think what I took pictures of was a replica of a replica!
    Racer in the glasses is Duncan Ende, friend of the podcast, but I didn't remember that until after the autograph session.
    The DeltaWing did indeed poke the Patron car with the tip.
    The Fiats were leaving after the World Challenge races, guess they were just there to support the Abarths in TC/B?

    1. Great stuff, man. Thanks for sharing. Lime Rock is one of the coolest tracks in the US. It's like a road course Bristol.

  3. Either they made a ton of them (I don't think so) or those fwd Lotus's are very durable. I even see a few running around in Seoul, Korea, these days. With summer heat, winter cold, traffic jams, etc. this is not an easy city on a car, nor one known for classic repair and restoration (like Bangkok, within Asia). I even see one of them on the road year round.

    1. Lotus didn't build all that many FWD Elan's, but they did sell the tooling for the car to Kia, who built a few hundred more. So it's surprising to hear that you see them around but not as surprising as it could be?

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