Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Trees, billboards, virtual lap
- Good evening Bill:I get messages from Col. Joe at least weekly, what are you driving? we live in Richmond, Tx. suburb of Houston. the young man in the house next door autocrosses a Pontiac, don't know what class. says that their tires are getting to high $$ very sticky but only last one season. Is Bill Platt still around? Do you know where Dave Koepel is? Sue Roethel Sbroethel@... is in Atlanta, Ga. still works with SCCA.Margaret and I will- celebrate our 48 th anniversary come 22 June. any body else that we used to race/autocross with still around?Enough for now. More laterTed----- Original Message -----From: Bill DavisSent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 8:25 PMSubject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Trees, billboards, virtual lapHi Ted
I think I'm the person you are thinking of.
Yes I raced at Marlboro and autocrossed in DC, we still
live in Annandale, VA and I still race in SCCA. Would
love to correspond with you.
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- m. z. wrote:
> I just wanted to show the shots of the virtualWe've had some fun jibing about how scruffy Marlboro was, even in it's
> Marlboro which I prepared for the track's electronic
heyday. It caused me some pause, and since I get to a lot of tracks, let
me consider the state of racetracks today.
Probably Road America was the showplace back in my day, but Jim Truman
caused everyone to stand up and take notice when he bought Road America
and had it restyled in his Red Roof Inns theme. Then BMW influence
caused Lime Rock to clean up and build new facilities. And while Pat
Goodman was a genius for creating on the cheap, Bill Scott proved to be
a visionary and I'm amazed every time I go to Summit Point. I almost
miss that shaky old Race Control building.
Has anyone been to Putnam Park near Indy? They don't run many events,
mostly car club activities so have no pit and tech buildings but the
place is landscaped more like a golf course than a race track. Yet I've
been blown away by the refurbishing of the neglected, seedy and
audaciously named Virginia International Raceway.
But the marvel in my experience is the new Barber Motorsports Park near
Birmingham, AL. It has wonderful buildings, including a five story
Motorsports Museum. The cultivated grounds are festooned with pricey
sculpture, and the story is that a Porsche club rented the track and as
you could imagine, during the weekend a few of their members did some
agricultural exploring. They were amazed to be presented with a $10K
bill for landscaping damage!