This past weekend was another great weekend of racing at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. It was the Vintage Auto Racing Association's "British Extravaganza" race. We rolled in on Friday afternoon and set up camp with some friends in their motor home. Temps were a bit high at 93 degrees but it cooled down for the weekend. The motor home made a great windbreak too! We got to see a lot of vintage cars racing and got to walk the paddock area and talk with the drivers.
Here's a shot of our campsite right on the fence at turn nine. It's a great spot to watch the racing action and in the evenings we get fantastic sunsets.
One of the cars worth showing is a 1912 Packard race car. This car was built by the factory as a race car and the owner just finished a restoration on it. Why not take it out on the track for a few hot laps instead letting sit in a museum somewhere.
As always we invite our friends at TNTTT to join us for a group camp. It's $10 per person at the gate for VARA race weekends and the SCCA races are free!. This gets you into the entire race complex where you can walk right up to see the cars and talk with the drivers. Since it's getting hot now, our next race weekend will be VARA's Octoberfest the weekend of September 6-7. Let us know if your interested in joining us.