There are lots of things in life to make one feel old. Most of these things really don’t bother me all that much, because I still feel (and sometimes behave) like a teenager. Hell, sometimes my teenagers behave older than I do. The one thing that does make me feel old is when I see cars from the Eighties or worse, the Nineties, included in vintage racing events. Hell, these are cars I cheered for or even crewed for. There is no way they could possibly be considered vintage! Then again, maybe I am old.
The folks at Gunnar Racing have put together some visuals of some of their incredible cars in action at The Mitty last weekend. The event is held at Road Atlanta by our friends at Classic Motorsports and has become an annual highlight of the vintage racing community’s calendar.
The big shooter in Gunnar’s paddock, for me anyway, is the Lowenbrau liveried Porsche 962 that was originally campaigned in IMSA in 1984. I remember the car well, but what makes me feel old is that I was much more excited by the factory Rothman’s sponsored 956s that came before it. I still can’t bear to think of these monsters as vintage racers, but it is great that there are people out there who have the resources and inclination to keep history like this alive for younger generations to experience.