Sunday, May 16, 2010
Headline from the Daily Mail: Rare Austin which stood in garage for 50 years discovered... and starts first time!
Quote from the story: "And the engine turned over when we tried it with the starter handle, but I didn't try to start her up in case I did any damage but I'm sure it would go."
I guess "I think it would have started" doesn't make for a great headline.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Shortly after the Atlanta event, the Clemson Sports Car Club hosted an autocross in Anderson, SC.
I've been autocrossing since 1997, and have attended events with 6 different clubs in that time. This was the most fun autocross I've ever attended. Part of it was the course - some challenging, technical sections, and a huge tail-out sweeper. But part of it was the people. Everybody seemed laid back. It made for a great event.
If you're interested, the video was taken with a Motorola Droid with windshield mount adjusted so the arm was out of the way I had to drill a hole in the mount where the camera is, but it works well.
I bought a 1993 Firebird Formula a couple of months ago. One of the first things I did, of course, was find an autocross to take it to. Fortunately, the Atlanta Region of the SCCA had their first event of the season right after I got the car.
It was a blast. More fun than my old '79 TA, and even as much fun as my buddy's 2000 Vette.