View Full Version : The Mitty at Road Atlanta

04-25-2012, 08:28 PM
Packed up and leaving tomorrow for one of the best events on the vintage racing calendar. If any UCPers are going, stop and say hi...
we'll be at the Klubsport paddock, visitors welcome. Hope to see you there. :)

Kas Kastner is the Grand Marshal for 2012, Triumph and MG owners will be there in droves. The entry list is huge!

2012 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Mazda: Classic Motorsports (http://classicmotorsports.net/events/Mitty12/)

Dino Scuderia
04-26-2012, 03:03 AM
I'll be there, will certainly look you up.

04-26-2012, 08:46 AM
is there any registrations?

04-26-2012, 09:10 AM
I will be there also !! Gonna be a great event !!!

04-30-2012, 07:05 AM
This was an awesome event !!! Here is the link to my pics.

Walter Mitty Historics 2012 album | Ferrarifreak | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy. (http://public.fotki.com/ferrarifreak/walter-mitty-histor/)

05-01-2012, 02:20 PM
Hoped to meet Dino but unfortunately didn't... took two trips into the infield but otherwise was either on track or getting ready to be. Lots of seat time. Terrific event with great racing and more Britcars than you could shake a stick at. The Triumph parade lap must have been more than 100 cars, and the club corrals on the hill were full. Here's a few pics:

05-01-2012, 02:28 PM
The motorcycle races were fun to watch and though a couple of sessions were stopped because of rider falls, no one was seriously injured. :)

Dino Scuderia
05-02-2012, 05:19 AM
I was there on Saturday and made one pass through your section of the paddock...I'm sure our paths will cross there again. Was a great day...especially with the cool overcast weather before noon. We left after the Cayman/GT3 race as the sun was baking us.

I did get a shot of you going into T1.

05-02-2012, 06:50 AM
Sorry to have missed you Dino, but thanks for the photo :)... it took a couple of sessions to figure out turn one. By the enduro that was a 4th gear corner and my times showed it. Yeah, Saturday was like two days in one, cool and foggy to start, hot and sunny in the afternoon. Did you happen to get photos of the parade lap or close ups of the TR250K? Saw this really nice '60 MGA hotrod at turn 6, owner built it 10 years ago.

05-02-2012, 06:53 AM
This was an awesome event !!! Here is the link to my pics.

Walter Mitty Historics 2012 album | Ferrarifreak | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy. (http://public.fotki.com/ferrarifreak/walter-mitty-histor/)

Lots of cool cars in there... and a Shelby Can Am.

05-02-2012, 07:40 AM
I think there were at least three Shelby Can Am cars... there are two paddocks separated by the front straight, both were full.
There's a lot to see and it seems like most photos are of one side or the other. I only made it to the inside paddock once.

05-02-2012, 08:05 AM
Some pics from the paddock...

05-02-2012, 08:13 AM
People bring cars just to display, such as this extraordinary Arnolt MG Coupe. One family ownership, 2600 original miles... a time capsule. :cool:

05-02-2012, 11:15 AM
Yeah we hit both paddocks. I was gonna make it worth my while and didn't want to miss out on anything !! There was so much more I should've took pics of, but I was trying to be in the moment and just take it all in too !! Not the first time i've been to this, but I think I enjoyed it the most this time !!

05-02-2012, 06:44 PM
Some race photos... first some of the Group 5 and Classic GTs, 2.5 liter and up.

05-02-2012, 06:47 PM
How about in-car HD vid of my quali laps? Watch it in 720 at the minimum. :)


05-02-2012, 06:59 PM
More of Group 5 & Classic GT... not sure what happened, but one of the Corvettes done blowed up real good.

05-02-2012, 08:19 PM
So what happened in the Enduro then that your 13th place start (well done btw, 13th of 46th!) was an omen?

05-02-2012, 08:37 PM
The shift ball ring mount (it's a stock 901) broke on the last lap, at the first corner... it literally turned sideways in my hand.
Missed shift: from 5th gear @ 130 mph to 2nd instead of 4th. Yowch. Limped home with much rackety noize: multiple broken rocker arms.

Got faster than in quali and picked off most of my class. Only gave back three places overall, but that put me 4th and off the podium. :(

EDIT: Got the word today... valves OK, 3 rockers arms broken, not sure of rod bearings yet... might get lucky on costs.

05-02-2012, 08:39 PM
Damn, that is a super bummer.