Favorite {Photo} Friday! (#21): Speed Racer.

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I thought I'd give you a series of photos for Favorite {Photo} Friday this week.
These were taken at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in 2006. H and I decided to drive Old Lincoln Highway from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and make a long weekend of it.

This is the first day of the Vintage Car Race where the drivers can get a feel for the course around Schenley Park. We were, of course, thrilled to see classic Minis in the group of vintage cars. There were about 8 of them, all different colors. As we were walking around taking photos, H went over to a red one and I walked over to this yellow one and started chatting with the owner.

A few minutes into the conversation, he asked if I wanted to drive it. Of course I jumped at the chance!
I called H over to take some pictures and I could immediately see that the owner was a just a little disappointed that I was not alone! I guess he couldn't go back on his offer at this point!

In the first picture you can see me turning the ignition and checking out the gearbox. The clutch was completely different than my modern MINI clutch and there was NO power steering!! I finally got going and did a quick lap around the parking lot.  The owner was also adamant about me getting a photo with his helmet on. I was a little less into that as it was hot and sweaty, but I was a good soldier and posed for 2 seconds and then whipped it off.

PS: can you read the bumper sticker on the roof of the MINI in the helmet shot? It says: "I'm the Person your Mother warned you about!" HA!

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