VIR and SVRA…a combination that’s hard to beat!

Time to take a break and reflect a bit…it has been two weeks since the SVRA Heacock Classic Gold Cup at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). In my opinion, one of the best vintage events I’ve ever attended…one of the hottest too. Since then I’ve been sorting my photographs and working on the race review. But first, here are some of the moments I captured, as I would walk through the paddock, one of my favorite things to do. The SVRA paddock is filled with a wonderful group of characters. They come to race, have fun, and pursue their passion. There will be more photos from the event coming up soon. But for now, enjoy these selections! TJ

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Dick Leehr (#35) in his beautiful Gold Leaf liveried 1969 Lotus 61.

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A stable of Protoform FV’s…and Mickey Mouse too!

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Tom Atlas (#14), getting ready to climb in his 1960 Lola Formula Junior and test the morning wet conditions.

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On the grid with David Nicholas (#76A, 1960 MG A).

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Joe Blacker (#29, 1969 Brabham BT29) discussing pre-race strategy.

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Harry McPherson (#6, 1968 Ford GT40 MK1) and a crewman hoping the rain will stay away.

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