|MGs at Carlsbad, H.A.I.R, and L.A.|
Rick must have been using a filter that turned the Oh-So-Medium-Blue MG this dark color, and the fluorescent pink chin to white. Larry Crum took some color photos at the Willow Springs Enduro. They show the color to advantage. I wonder where he is now...
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|I guess this ugly thing is the only picture I have of the MGB in action at Holtville. It was a battle for second in class. I waved this guy past on the left, and didn't back off to let him in. He was apparently so excited to be passing, he forgot to slow down enough to make the turn, and went off into the sand. Wait. I think that was another weekend and another Triumph. Anyway, I never had a very fast car, but if intelligence and instinct counted for much, I could get something going.|
I guess that
ugly thing isn't the only picture I have of the MGB in action at Holtville.
Here's the start of that race. The TR2 is on his way, The TR6 is in the way, and
the Elva Courier Mk. III is on the verge of getting in front of me. Figuring no
one is going to be going near optimum speed at the first turn after a 50 mph rolling
start, I reckoned I'd be able to brake much later than usual and much, much later
than these other dudes would be trained to do, thereby putting myself in front
of them, if only briefly. It worked on the TR2, but the others just went wide,
didn't brake much at all, and breezed on by.
certain this is not from the same weekend at Holtville. It's a Polaroid where
those other pictures are from a little green Kodak, and I think the full windscreen
here is a giveaway. I don't know for sure who took any of them, but this one was
not by YOBS, Geneva, or Margarita: here we are lunching under the salt pines west
of the paddock.
|Larry Crum, another pillar of the San Diego SCCA culture, stumbled across these pages a few months ago, and very kindly sent along these photos he made at Holtville in the late 60s. Larry is retired and living in Northern California.|
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