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Vintage Races at Put-in-Bay.

Discussion in 'Invasions & Other Events' started by Mike O'D, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Mike O'D

    Mike O'D Gold Level Sponsor

    Went to the car show portion of this event yesterday (9/21). Lucked out with the weather and didn't get wet. Different story today for the races - supposed to rain all day. Met forum member Puff and his wife on the ferry boat over in the morning - great people. Lots of great old sports and race cars. Only one other Sunbeam, and it happened to also be a S3 (GT). It's owned by the couple that runs the car show portion of the event. I just made it on the ferry to the island - last car in the far left corner.


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  2. puff4

    puff4 Diamond Level Sponsor

    Nice to meet you and your other half as well, Mike! You've got a LOVELY Series 3.

    Perhaps you missed the Alpine that's supposed to race tomorrow? It wasn't a part of the paddock show, for some reason, but it did take the 'old course' laps yesterday.


    If you're on Facebook you can see an 'in action' video of the participants here:


    And some of my photos of the cars in the paddock are here:

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2021
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  3. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Man, "just made it" is right on:)
  4. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Looks like carl Christensen's old racer
  5. Mike O'D

    Mike O'D Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks Kevin. I really wanted to stay for the laps of the old course, but the radar was looking nasty so we headed for home. Did it end up raining during the laps, or did they get it in? I'm guessing yesterday was a total wash-out. The wind and waves had picked up for the trip home with waves crashing over the bow. If my car was in the same spot going back it would have been drenched. Fortunately, I was much further back on only got some light spray. 20210921_153501.jpg
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  6. puff4

    puff4 Diamond Level Sponsor

    Mike, they did get in the "Old Course" run on Tuesday, but Wednesday was a total washoout. Everything was moved back to Thursday and Friday. Here's a link to my Google folder where I uploaded videos of the Old Course fun run as well as today's racing. You'll see a couple of Alpines running in today's races, as well as in the Old Course run.

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  7. Mike O'D

    Mike O'D Gold Level Sponsor

    Good stuff, thanks for posting. Looking at the radar in the afternoon, it sure looked like some heavy rain was going to hit around the time of the tour, and then definitely for my ride home. Next year!

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