Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Must See Raiti's Rides Testing An Astounding Elantra N

 Joe Raiti from Raiti's Rides is one of my favorite You Tube reviewers.  He's as good as they get and I'm highlighting this today to spread the word about how good The Hyundai Elantra N is.  And to show Joe is a straight shooter- he owns a new, Civic Type R.  There's no knocks on this rockin' Cyber Gray rocket.

You gotta see this and wait until you hear the 1/4 mile time set by this mildly tuned 'N'.

And here's my Cyber Gray 'N' with a Six Speed

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This will Change Your Thinking About Hyundai

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

HSR Classic Watkins Glen International 2023

 Here are some pictures from the June HSR Classic at Watkins Glen International. I took pictures for two friends that were racing there so that's why the multiple pictures of some of the same cars.

I never like it when cars crash, especially vintage cars.  I know how much work goes into restoring them and the heartbreak when something goes wrong. Having said that, I did capture one paticular crash sequence that tells this story of heartbreak.  I hope both the Datsun Z and the BMW get restored back to their original glory.

Take a look:

                  And now for some happier photos:

That's all for now.   Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

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Monday, July 3, 2023

Pictures From Watkins Glen International Glen IMSA Weekend - June 2023

 Here's a few pictures of the racing action June 22- 25, 2023 at Watkins Glen International. Included in the competition were the Mazda MX-5 Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and my favorite, the IMSA Pilot Challenge featuring Grand Sport and Touring cars.  Since my car is an Elantra N, I love seeing 'my car' on the race track.  

So here you go:        From the Michelin Pilot Challenge 120

                                     From The IMSA GT Daytona and GT Daytona Pro Classes

                                              From The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Races

                                                      From the Mazda MX-5 Races

                                    One of my favorite cars- the C8 Corvette

And to see some of the GTP, LMP 2 and LMP3 cars see my previous blog post.  This is just a sample of the hundreds of photos I took that weekend.  

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Friday, June 30, 2023

And The Winner Is Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen

If you left Watkins Glen International last Sunday thinking the No. 6 JDC Miller Motorsport Porsche driven by Mathieu Jaminet and Nick Tandy won, you found out later the BMW No 25 of BMW M Team RLL actually won. The Porshe was disqualified in the post race inspection for having a skid plate thickness less than the minimum. This makes the win a first for BMW in the modern GTP era.

The competition is fierce in the GTP class as all four manufactures Porsche, BMW, Cadillac and Acura have won in this season's first 5 races. It doesn't get better than this.

I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday photographing the nonstop competition that included the Mazda MX-5 Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Watkins Glen 120- IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen- IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship.  That's a lot of racing!  

The weekend was punctuated with ocassional showers, cool breezes and intermittent sun with some high humidity. A typical Upstate New York June weekend. At least the smoke from the fires in Canada had blown in another direction, or it stayed aloft.  Two weeks previous saw practice canceled for the HSR Classic races due to smoke. That's a first.

So now you that know who won, I'm going to post several pictures showing what it was like to be there. 

If you want to know all the results, click on this link from Autosport:

Click Here

And now for some pictures:

Opening Ceremony

Not the winner

Not the winner

Yes- The Winner!  

                                                         1st Turn, First Lap

                                            Afew more sights from the competition.

                                             Not a good day for the No 80 AO Racing Porsche


                        This is the first of a couple of posts covering the weekend of racing.

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