And then, there’s the other side of the auto hobby, about as far away from LBCs as one can get. Still pretty impressive…The car’s a ’49 Chrysler, seen in the lot of a local Dierberg’s.
Two, actually, at today’s St Louis Region/Southern Illinois Region SCCA Majors races at World Wide Technology Raceway: Steve Sargis, Frankfort, Illinois, with his F Production Spitfire, and Jack Schulz of Monett, MO, with his ’70 HP Midget. Steve took his eighth national championship at last October’s SCCA Runoffs at Road America, winning the HP event.
Not a lot of cars on the track this year, but still the racing (and the cars…and several of the drivers) proved highly entertaining.
Which did NOT take place on 17 March, a Wednesday; we went for a quick drive followed by lunch on Sunday, 20 March. Good turnout of TRs and a couple of other cars, appropriately we had a green TR6 and TR8 lead the pack.
The route took us from the PNC bank at US 44 and MO 141 through Lone Elk Park on the north side of the interstate. Yes, we saw elk and yes, we saw bison and no, no very large, furry (and typically cranky) animals came anywhere near the lineup of cars.
The event ended with lunch at Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill & Pub on South Lindbergh. All-in-all, a fine short excursion, with excellent weather.