I have started to join autocross & motorpsorts related forums and am getting the Racing Ready word out. By starting this blog, I feel like I am becoming an active member of a special community. All the interaction I’ve had, so far, has been friendly and cooperative, The only area of brash confrontation is when one is competing. But once a run or competition is over all are friends again.
Here’s a good video that shows fun footage from a hillclimb event in the Northeast (Duryea, PA). The participants also speak about the camaraderie of the racing community. Here’s another video – be patient, this site takes a few moments to load, but its worth the wait. Locally, we can’t really do this as there’s really not much in the way of hills, here.
Hillclimbs, apparently, feature a great variety of all sorts of race vehicles – vintage, purpose built, former race cars, recent model cars & others. Kind of reminds me of Pike Peak, an event I’ve always appreciated. I also recall a fun, twisty back country road in North Carolina. I was in a Buick rental with my wife & it was not a good run. But I vowed to go back and find this drive, or at least find another like it, locally, in a much better prepared machine.
Another topic for another posting…hillclimbing for inspiration here at Racing Ready!