Meanwhile, at Family Arena

Earlier today, SCCA Solo II/autocross event No. 6 at Family Arena in St Charles and the usual assortment of highly entertaining vehicles, fast drivers, chills, thrills and the occasional spin-out.

And yeah, while I’m the owner of an LBC and proponent of competing in autocrosses in old sports cars, I have to admit: with the Boeing Sports Car Club, SCCA and Misfit Toys series, there’s a fair amount American heavy metal taking to the pavement. Yeah, Mustang and Camaro owners turn out in good numbers, but you gotta applaud anyone who’s willing to get out and autocross a ’70 AMC Javelin, ’70 Plymouth Road Runner or a ’68 Chevy Nova.

Still several events left in the season, come on out and watch for a while. Or, better yet, bring a helmet and go for a spin!

No-Show Drive

BTW, yesterday – Saturday, 19 September – would’ve brought the 39th or so rendition of the All British Car & Cycle Show, organized/hosted by the MG Club of St Louis. Ah, but with multiple restrictions still in effect in St Louis County and reasonable concerns about large groups of people in close proximity, the MG club pulled the plug.

Sooooo, with a now free weekend, SLTOA decided to have a drive. Great fun, perfect weather, 7 TR6s (what, no Spitfires?!), one Infiniti (hey, his TR3’s still going back together), a nice 25-or-so mile jaunt, followed by a picnic lunch at Creve Coeur Lake Park, the locale for the ABCCS. Great fun…the club’s next scheduled drive is 24 October, the annual Fall Colours excursion, see the SLTOA web page at for information. Feel a need to get out for a patrol sooner? Call up the MG Club web page at for info, as they’re planning an excursion for Saturday 3 October.

In the meantime, get out when you can! I will gladly join y’all once I get the carbs on the High Speed Doorstop fixed…

Fall, Arriving

The first day of fall is officially tomorrow, but this weekend’s been incredible and very fall-like. It seems like a lot of owners are taking advantage of the temps in the low 70s and clear skies to get out and about in their highly entertaining cars. Case in point, I saw, in sequence, a Triumph Spitfire (didn’t recognize the car or the driver but we were on opposite tracks and I only got a quick glance), at couple of 67-68 Camaros and finally, this 1974 Ferrari Dino 246. Wild…