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So I had to Work a Few Weekends Ago...
Posted By: Donkeypunch, 10-09-2009, 08:50 PM

There is going to be a lot of shots in this thread, so if it is too many Mods, let me know, and I will tone it down, but I figured the gearheads would enjoy these.

Never got around to posting these, and figured I would.

Like the title says, I had to work again on Saturday. Work involved going up to Lime Rock Park, as a chaperone for the US Naval Submarine School Silver Dolphins Honor Guard, so they could present the national colors for the Pre Race National Anthem (for the 27th Annual Lime Rock Antique Festival). I am the Public Affairs Officer for them now, so if there are any events during my duty week, outside 50 miles from base, we have to go with them. What they do takes about a half hour all told, so the rest of the day was spent looking at vintage race cars, and getting rides in a few after the racing was over.

This was the showcase car for the day. Mercedes Benz W154 Silver Arrow. The car is virtually priceless. I'll let you guys read about it. Anyway it is about the loudest car I have ever heard. Pic's 1-10 are of it. Yeah I shot a lot of shots of it, but wouldn't you?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W154
Also, here is video of the thing. When they first start it, I get all weak in the knees.
http://www.e-survival.com/w154.mov
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10-09-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
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Alright, onto the rest

11. My Boys


12. Ferrari 275 GTB 4




13. 275 GTB interior


14. Nissan 240


15. Ferrari 250 GT Interior (this dude had two identical 250 GT's, one race car, one street car)


16. Bugatti Type 35c



17. The last GT40 Mk1 ever built


18. Morgan Emblem


19. Porsche 550 Spyder (same car James Dean died in)


20. more 550 Spyder

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21. The 360


22. A Messerschmitt (the guy was amazed I knew what it was)

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24. Part of the GT40 Engine (Gurney Heads)


25. Chevron B16


26. Yes, thats a real 260 cobra


27. 550 Spyder interior

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29. More Bugatti 35C

30. Posche Cup Car's (I rode in one of these around the track)
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31. yeah another real one

32. Self Explanatory


33. Ferrari 275 Wheel


34. This one isn't uploading correctly for some reason.

35. More Silver Dolphins


36. Silver Arrow Axle (thing is a piece of artwork)

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38. My favorite Porsche Color


39. Chevron B16

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mOAR!
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46. Here was the dude with the two Ferrari 250 GT's. One the race car, one the "daily driver" :

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Here are the other two cars I rode in:
http://www.supercars.net/Pics?v=y&s=c&id=1887&p=1934_OldGreyMare_1.jpg
Not my photo either:
http://www.motorbase.com/pictures/contributions/991202//std_1953_cunningham_c4r_roadster.jpg
The open wheel car was terrifying, and has a pretty storied past, if you read the article. The Cunningham wasn't really a Cunningham, but a kit based on one. But man was it fast.
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One more set. Sorry it is so many, but I figured everyone would get some enjoyment out of seeing these great old cars.

MOAAARR!

50. Austin Healey 3000


51. Porsches


52. Abarth


53. This is a 1:1 crop, I am pretty impressed with it.

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58. Lola T286
10-09-2009, 09:10 PM   #7
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Tough job you have there. Nice shots all of them. The last I think I would like better as landscape though.
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Fabulous series great cars of all models here,lucky stiff with the 2 Ferrari's TFS

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Best picture post ever!

Very cool track day for sure. Nice mix of cars here too. The old Ferarri's are the best looking ones ever built, IMO. Great pics, thanks for showing these.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Satisfying set of wonderful car pictures; I would love to have been there.

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Drooooool Do you need someone to carry your bags.

Great car's.
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Yeah, let me tell you it was a really rough day. Work for about a half hour, and drink a few free beers, walk around the paddock and look at these things, and then get a ride in a 30's open wheel hill climb car, a Porsche Cup car, and a Cunningham clone. The hill climb car was probably the most fun. Also terrifying. I own a 360 HP/TQ WRX, and I thought it was fast, and it is amazing that a 30's open wheeler on thin little bias belted tires can be that quick. Power to weight is a great thing. And as far as carrying the bags, I end up carrying most of these guys stuff. When they're all dressed and ready, you don't want anything taking away from the military bearing. Thanks for the comments all.

-Andy
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wow thats a big set, impressive you came out of the event with so many good keepers. lots of eye candy here and lots of really well captured shots
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