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2008 Laguna Seca Vintage Racing

The Way It Used To Be!

Due to the ongoing restrictions of the Covid 19 pandemic the number of car events has been greatly restricted. The gathering of car guys and gals at club meetings and cruiseins has also stopped. Because we can’t get out and participate in car events like we could just a few weeks ago we are going to bring back some older events. This is the way it used to be and will be again soon!

This is an event my wife and I attended in 2008. Not only are the cars historical but so is the track. Laguna Seca is Legend! The first time I went here I couldn’t stop smiling. This is arguably, the best site on the track, the famous Cork Screw.

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You can see millions of dollars worth of cars, walk up to them, touch them and talk to the owners. Then you see them race. These race cars are raced…and sometimes…wrecked or blown up. It is a real site to behold. On this weekend everyone of the real Cobra Daytona race cars were there. They raced, some were damaged and at least one blew an engine. 

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Arguably, the 60s sports cars were the crowd favorites.cars0116-small.jpg

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Being able to stroll through the pits, talk to owners and drivers as well as see and even touch these pieces of history was a trill of a lifetime.cars0118-small.jpg

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This is in the parking lot! The Shelby is obvious, but look behind; two Austin Healys, a Pantera next to the Shelby and a Porsche in the background, all in one shot.

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cars0125-small.jpgcars0132-small-2.jpg Always keep your eyes open at the track, you never know what you might see. Also always read to the bottom of the page for the same reason!

 

Here is a good video to show what the event was like in 2019!

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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