Of interest to some might be my friend Tim's attempt to be the first person to compete in every event the Mt Washington Auto Road has to offer in the same year. He has raced his car up the road 9 times, but about 5-6 years ago stopped auto racing to concentrate on his health. Pretty soon his hobby turned into a bit more than that, and he started competing in marathons, half-marathons, triathalons, etc.I'll be camping in the area and checking out the events over the course of the 4 days. This is a rare moment where I can combine two of my passions: cars and climbing. I plan to climb the mountain and check out the action at various locations along the auto road. I haven't been up since I raced my bike up many years ago. See you all there.
I guess I was naive enough to think that someone on this board wasn't the driver/owner of the Ascona.
The full schedule: SCHEDULE | Climb to the CloudsHopefully, someone will correct me if I'm wrong. I had asked Duane, at Carlisle, what day he was racing? He then told me that he was racing Sunday, June 26th. I was glad, because that is the only day I may be able to attend.
Dave, see if you can drag Jim MacMahon out to the hill as well! Heck, I was trying to talk him into running his ITB Opel GT in the CTTC 15 years ago but he never did. Way back when the entry fee was only $275!On the Opel front, I just managed to get the 1.1 litre in our '69 GT fired up for the first time on Monday! It's only about 2.5 hours from our house to the hill so if I can get a few things done to it, I might be tempted to try and drive it over.
Nothing critical. Blew out the RF strut. But of course no one in the US stocks the parts! They were made by Leda (UK company) back in 1998.I met Tim at the Spring Ascutney two weeks ago. Hope he didn't break the Nissan too bad.
See you in a few weeks,
Just saw on the weather tonight that on Mt Washington, New Hampshire today it it was -26 F with a 71 MPH wind and a wind chill of -73F.This should be a great event to check out some vintage metal. There's even a 1971 Opel Ascona registered for the historic class.