If things had gone to plan, rather than doing a photoshoot of my car on this day, I would have been loading it on the trailer. I would have been getting ready to drive it for my first time, at the great Summit Point track in West Virginia. Well Covid-19 and quarantine ended up having something to say about that.
Back on the last day of 2018 I dragged the chassis and a pile of parts out of storage and on January 1st, 2019, I started the restoration of the 1969 Macon MR7 Formula Ford.
The dreaming began.
At this stage, the entire season may be cancelled. We just don’t know yet. The event at Summit Point (the VRG Jefferson 500) is rescheduled for August, but that date conflicts with my annual trip to Vermont for the VSCCA Mt. Equinox Hillclimb. There’s a slim chance of going to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in June, but it is slim. Watkins Glen is in October, and I guess it is too early to be pessimistic about the chance it will happen this year?
So, here I sit with a racecar ready to drive. I can’t go to the racetrack. So… time to bring the racetrack to me!
First, we visit the beautiful Virginia International Raceway, exiting Oak Tree turn on a wet track at sunrise.
Then we trip to Pocono Raceway, and settle inside the banking of T1 under a falling sunset.
Not quite what I was hoping for, but at least I’ve got a new background for my computer.