Mini Challenge #632: Motorsports

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Birddogman Veteran Member • Posts: 7,795
Greg's Exhibits - Just For Fun

Maybe going for the coveted Dishonorable Mention here.... Not racing but my current personal form of motorsports at age 75. My heavily modified (but still stock looking) two-seater that, when feeling frisky, I use to "play" on the winding mountain roads where we live. Heeling and toeing, with the pipes screaming - YEAH!!!

By the 18th century stone barn where she lives - getting ready for a run on a nice day (she never sees rain).

On our looong lane through the woods, which itself starts at the end of a mile long dead-end road winding up the mountain. Not a race track, but.....

Fall is a nice time for a run in the mountains - here on the lane again:

Winter not so much - the tires, which are nothing but street-legal gumball slicks, are utterly hopeless in these conditions - literally cannot get out of the driveway.

When the dogs drive, they are always stopping at hamburger joints:

My partner and the toy car out for one final run just the Covid stay-at-home order went into effect here last March:

By the Pagoda at the top of Duryea Drive - a true street-racer's dream road (Google it) after a great run up the mountain:

Old Stuff: My hot-rodded two-seaters basically serve as an old man's motorcycle. They are one of the ways I attempt to feed the adrenaline addiction I have suffered since I served in the Army long ago. They replaced my crotch rocket motorcycles after I got too old to be competitive and the many broken bones seemed to take longer and longer to heal. This from back in the day - the very last bike I campaigned - a Ninja 600R at Daytona.

Really old stuff (circa 1967): Just before I joined the the Army, I campaigned an Austin-Healy 100-6 in SCCA road racing. The lady giving me a send-off became my wife and is now deceased. I sold the car when they sent me overseas, figuring I'd never come back. I obviously survived their best efforts to kill me and returned, but the car was gone. I wish I still had it.


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