Sunday, March 8, 2020

Amelia Island Ramblings

                       How about a GTV, a 4C or and Autodelta Montreal!

Where can you find rare and exotic Alfas just parked here and there?  Try Fernandina Beach on the Friday before the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance at Amelia Island.  Here's a sample of some of the cars parked at the Women's Club for the Friday Reception and dinner for the Alfa Romeo Owners Club members who were attending the weekend festivities, including a Cars and Coffee gathering Saturday morning that featured 25 Alfa Romeos.  In fact two of the 9 TZ3's in existence were there on Saturday parked 'on the grass' where the Concours would be held on Sunday.  I was there with my NRING Quadrifoglio and it was a thrill to participate.

Here's some random shots of what I saw on Friday and Saturday.  I did not stay for the main show on Sunday, as I had to say "I'll pass" on working my way through traffic as I was driving my NRING Quadrifoglio and I didn't want to take a chance on anything happening to it. And I'd seen plenty of amazing cars already.

Here you go:
A TZ3- Most have never seen one!

Another TZ3!    OMG two parked only yards apart.

How about a V8, or make that a V10!

There were hundreds of other fine cars at Cars & Coffee- this has been a sample of the Alfa Romeos. 
If you have not been you should try it next year. It is quite an experience.

So long for now- next up is the St. Pete Grand Prix that I'll be photographing this weekend.

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"Echoes From The Glen"

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Daytona Rolex 24 Pictures

I'm sitting here in my office watching a live stream of the finish of the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.  By the time I finish typing, the winners will be identified.  I can say I was there for much of the weekend, but after arriving in Daytona at 7:00AM on Thursday I was ready on Saturday afternoon to fold my tent and head home to do my post work on my pictures.

It was by far the best weather we have had in the five years that I've been going, so fans have to be happy with that.  The crowd was huge and the parties were happening around the campfires late into the night.  In other words, a perfect race experience!

There was a lot of other action on the track all weekend, including the Michelin Pilot Challenge and the Ferrari Challenge that was, for the first time in North America run under the lights. And one of the favorite activities included the Heritage Exhibition Laps.  I'll include a few of those pictures here and reserve coverage of the Michelin Pilot Challenge and the Ferrari Challenge for my next post.

So here we go with the pictures and in 90 seconds I can officially post the winners- and congratulations to the winners.  White flag, checkered flag, congratulations everyone!

In Daytona Prototype International-  #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac
Renger van der Zande, Tyan Briscoe, Scott Dixon and Kamui Kobayashi

                  In LMP2 -#81 Dragonspeed USA - Ben Hanley, Henrik Hedman
                                        Colin Braun and Harrison Newey

                         In GT LeMans - #24 BMW Team RLL  in the BMW M8 GTE
                         John Edwards, Augusto Farfus, Chaz Mostert and Jesse Krohn

                         For GT Daytona       #48 Paul Miller Racing - Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo
                         Madison Snow, Bryan Sellers, Corey Lewis and Andrea Caldarelli

          And here's a few shots from the exhibition parade laps with some crowd favorites:

# 56 is Alex Job

#65 is Don Ondrejcak

Alex Job

       I will be posting many more pictures from the weekend soon, so come back and check.

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