RE: [Marlboro_Raceway] Fwd: [VRG NewsGroup] A visit to Marlboro
Here are shots of Michael Orott's Courier and Mk IV from The Jefferson 500 at Summit Point and the PVGP in Pittsburgh. Both are beautiful cars. Always thought the name of his team, "Slow Dance Racing" was clever.
Michael - Thanks for the update on Marlboro
I'm sure the old girl appreciated Michael's visit. Wish we all could do that. Marlboto has to me become like the memory of some holy place from my past. Racing there were some of the best moments of my life.
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fyi - Michael vintage races an Elva Couier & Elva Mk IV very well
Though temperatures were in the 30's it was a nice day here in Southern Maryland so I erected the hood and side curtains on my Healey 100 and drove about 50 miles north from my home to the old Marlboro race track which has been closed for about 40 years.
For several years the entrance area has been used as a plant nursery. A couple of years ago I was nosing around the property and got chased out. Today, however, no one was present so I drove onto the oval portion of the track--the road course inside the oval is pretty overgrown--did a quick lap and left with no one the wiser.
There were several construction vehicles--graders, backhoes and the like--nearby the track entrance and it looks like part of the grandstands have recently been demolished. I don't know what is going on but I was happy to have done the lap and I'll bet the ghost track gods smiled on hearing the sound of a throaty exhaust.