Vintage Saturday: a View of the Paddock

This weekend is the U.S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of the Americas, aka vintage car racing, aka a treasure trove of photography and racing for meeeee. Today I took a walk around the paddock and saw races of various classes, including vintage sports cars, open-wheel and formula cars, and Minis!  I thought you would enjoy a lot of the paddock photos, so I am including most of them here. Racing shots will go in a separate post. Don’t forget to click on the photos for larger, more detailed versions!

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First car I saw was a Lotus! There were lots of Loti.

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Cooper!

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The Corvettes made a truly beautiful sound.

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Racing Jag-yew-ahr

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His and hers. Truly. Note to the men: this is what I want. Not matching recliners. Matching open-wheel race cars.

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The Pooper!

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See? It’s a Porsche/Cooper mind-meld.

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Indeed.

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Dear Santa,  I would like this for Christmas.

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Yum.

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Nudder one. Which do you like better? I would have said blue and orange, until I saw the red one in the flesh. Now I’m saying red all the way.

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This was not a racer, just a beauty.

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Comfortably seats four. Well…

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Remember these guys from the British car show? They’re baaaack.

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Wasn’t kidding about the Loti.

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Lotus open wheel

That was the first twenty minutes or so of my day. So, yes, there will be more. Including racing Minis. I love racing Minis.

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