Thursday, November 20, 2014

Vintage Race Cars are Cool

One of the cool things I got to do in the fall was cover the U.S. Open at Lancaster Speedway. In addition to the more popular forms of asphalt short-track racing – Modifieds, Late Models, Sportsman Mods, Street Stocks – there was one really cool race that stuck in my head as the coolest event of the weekend – well, both weekends thanks to Mother Nature: the Vintage car race.

These were old-time race cars – modifieds, stocks and even an old Brett Hearn dirt mod – that were refurbished beautifully and set up to race again.

Dutch Hoag was there –

"Dutch Hoag"
and so was Buzzie Reutimann –

"Buzzie Reutimann"
and Geoff Bodine –

"Geoff Bodine"
and the previously mentioned “Jet” –

"Brett 'The Jet' Hearn" races "Buzzie"
It was just really cool to see cars from many different eras on the track at the same time – it had a “Field of Dreams” quality to it. Paul McCarthy won the race in the No. 14 modified.

McCarthy's cool mod
Here are a few more photos from the U.S.Open:

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