I was at the Monterey Historic Auto Races with my parents over the weekend. OH MY GOD!!! The cars... It was like being in the worlds best candy store.
Saturday night we were wandering the Paddock, and there was the Viper pace car, just sitting there. On closer inspection, the keys were in the ignition and the door was unlocked, and no one was around. I wanted to "borrow" that car so badly. Alas, I chickened out.
Anyway, I took many pictures. As usual, the md ones are a good viewing size, the lg ones make good backgrounds.
Warning, all you oval course lovers, you will not like what I have to say. Read at your own risk (assuming oval courses can even read), as you will not like what I have to say. And if that is the case, tough shit. You are obviously an inbred fuck, missing half your teeth, and still thinks General Lee's surrender was just a ruse, and the south shall rise again.
Laguna Secca is an excellent course. It just reminds me how much I love road course, and how stupid I think those that love oval courses are. Road courses add a level of difficulty, and takes better drivers. Any monkey can do an oval, but it takes a real driver to plan at least 5 corners ahead, including taking into account other traffic. I love NASCAR, but I hate the whiny assed drivers who complain about road courses, because their skills are not good enough to plan good entries for corners.
Again to NASCAR and oval courses. The history of NASCAR was moonshiners running from the cops on dirt roads, hence road courses. I really wish the NASCAR boys had to do a dirt course at least twice a year to keep in touch with those roots, not running around a paved oval that removes the track from the equation in testing a drivers skill.