Friday July 6, 2007
4:22 am departure!
Arrival at Lime Rock at 9:02, 310 miles.
That 427 bellow announced that #3 was doing
Speaking of laps, we got to do a few ourselves.
Unfortunately, once again this was the extent
of our display
since Chevrolet wouldn't permit our usual setup.
Donation jug and flyers under the wipers...
The Ron Fellows Edition Z06. They may have
built 399 of them,
but this is #1 - Ron's own car!
The supercharged Callaway that was displayed
next to us.
The autograph lineup: L-R Drivers Oliver Gavin,
Jan Magnussen, Johnny O'Connell.
NCM Chairman Buzz Nielsen standing guard.
Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles,
with shoes to match the 2008 VIN #1 in the background.
Spectacular underhood art, featuring the
Much to my surprise, when I checked into my
room I found this!
No, I did NOT try it out!
Saturday July 7
Morning fog lifting at 8:08am arrival.
The Corvette Corral had a much larger turnout
Contributor John Schieding found his name.
The Porsche Corral.
And the Acura NSX Corral.
Views from the hill overlooking the esses.
The Penske Porsche pits.
Self portrait in the door of one of the Pratt
Michelin tech takes the temperature of the
A C6-R tire change: labeled, stacked &
The Z06 pace car.
Lined up, ready to start morning practice
Lined up, for the race this time. For 15
minutes, the crowds can walk around the cars.
Flagbearer is Stacey Glynn, GM
Area Sales Manager for northern New England.
Crew chief for the #3 C6-R Dan Binks wets his
I then head for my favorite viewing spot on the
hill across the track,
by the blue canopy visible under the center of the foot bridge.
The view from the other side.
The Corvettes ran like this for the entire race:
1-2 in class!
#1 Audi recovers from a spin.
The engine of one of the Penske trucks that
hauls his Porsche LMP2s!
Ever see a Mini panel before?
Leaving Lime Rock for overnight in Southington
will be on to Next