Fast Times at World Wide Tech Raceway…

The SCCA road show came to town over this weekend, in the form of the Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour Gateway 1.6 Sprints, held at World Wide Tech Raceway (ie, Gateway Motorsports Park). The weather was perfect for racing and the paddock was full with a large number of race cars covering a substantial number of classes.

Big surprise? Ran into Dan Guenther, son of members of SLTOA and a former regular with the Boeing Sports Car Club autocross series who’s working his own way up the racing ladder. Bigger surprise? Among the LBCs in the field – Jaguar XK, Austin-Healey Sprite – was a really fast F Production Spitfire…driven by the one and only Steve Hargis, four-time (at last count) SCCA National Champion in GP and FP. I managed several shots of him out on the track and got to talk with him briefly post-race, thoroughly enjoyed it.

More info and photos on the SCCA event will appear in the June Exhaust Notes (Hargis and his somewhat modified Spit will undoubtedly be on the cover). AND, watch this space tomorrow for some shots from the second BSCC autocross of the season.

Yes, We’re Back….

After a two-month crash resulting from tech issues, this blog has returned. Ah, but with the COVID-19/WuFlu shut-downs, not a lot has been going on vis a vis Triumph club (or other specialty interest car club) activities. Hopefully, all who read this blog and your families have remained healthy and clear, here in Missouri things will start opening again this coming week.

Despite the circumstances, interesting cars still periodically showed up on our roads here in the St Louis vicinity. And, last Tuesday night, SLTOA held its first online meeting, with 12 participants. It worked well, we had a ball and got a lot done. As for the other LBC clubs, they’re carrying on, holding their own online gatherings and getting information out by other means, including newsletters.

Haven’t talked it over with any of the other members of SLTOA, but right now I’m working out a “Breakout Drive” event…first indication we get of the feasibility of a group drive, in which we can take advantage of this fantastic spring weather, we’ll see if we can round up some cars and drivers and go somewhere…while practicing social distancing at 60 MPH, eh?

In the meantime, here are a couple of photos from the past two months to (hopefully) keep you entertained.