Friday July 6, 2007

4:22 am departure!

Arrival at Lime Rock at 9:02, 310 miles.

That bellowing 427 announced that #3 was doing practice laps!

Speaking of laps, we got to do a few ourselves.

Unfortunately, once again this was the extent of our display
since Chevrolet wouldn't permit our usual setup.
Donation jug and flyers under the wipers...

The Ron Fellows Edition Z06. They may have built 399 of them,
but this is #1 - Ron's own car!

The supercharged Callaway that was displayed next to us.

The autograph lineup: L-R Drivers Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta,
Jan Magnussen, Johnny O'Connell.
NCM Chairman Buzz Nielsen standing guard.

Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles,
with shoes to match the 2008 VIN #1 in the background.

Spectacular underhood art, featuring the owner's Vettes.

Much to my surprise, when I checked into my room I found this!
No, I did NOT try it out!

Saturday July 7

Morning fog lifting at 8:08am arrival.

The Corvette Corral had a much larger turnout today.

Contributor John Schieding found his name.

The Porsche Corral.

And the Acura NSX Corral.

Views from the hill overlooking the esses.

The Penske Porsche pits.

Self portrait in the door of one of the Pratt Miller trailers.

Michelin tech takes the temperature of the track surface.

A C6-R tire change: labeled, stacked & ready.

The Z06 pace car.

Lined up, ready to start morning practice session.

Lined up, for the race this time. For 15 minutes, the crowds can walk around the cars.
Flagbearer is Stacey Glynn, GM Area Sales Manager for northern New England.

Crew chief for the #3 C6-R Dan Binks wets his whistle.

I then head for my favorite viewing spot on the hill across the track,
by the blue canopy visible under the center of the foot bridge.

The view from the other side.

The Corvettes ran like this for the entire race: 1-2 in class!

#1 Audi recovers from a spin.

The engine of one of the Penske trucks that hauls his Porsche LMP2s!

Ever see a Mini panel before?

Leaving Lime Rock for overnight in Southington CT.

Tomorrow will be on to the next event.