Monday, April 11, 2011

A day at Thunderhill...and more

When we found out that Forest Highway 7, which goes over/through the Mendocino Range, was closed due to snow, we ended up checking out Thunderhill instead.

The San Francisco SCCA owns and operates Thunderhill.  If the track sounds familiar, that's because it is one of the venues for the 24 Hours of LeMons.  I don't pretend to know the dozens of SCCA categories and classes, so I won't even go there.  What I do know is that the variety of racers on Sunday was like a smorgasbord.

These Fox-bodied Mustangs remind me of the 5.0 LXs used by the California Highway Patrol in the 80s and 90s.

This Porsche 914 reminds me of the Lotus Europa snorkel car.

Acura NSX zoom in.

Acura NSX zoom out.

Walk up to observation tower.

Thunderhill support vehicle, JDM-style.

Another NSX.  Ouch.

Old RX-7.

Aston Martin.

Miata traffic jam.

Moar Mustangs.

The driver's grandson is in the passenger seat of that MG.  That's a Panoz in the background.

After Thunderhill, we went home via country roads.

The snow capped mountains in the background comprise the Mendocino Range.  We had planned on crossing it to reach the Pacific.

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