I can’t believe it is September already. Where did the summer go? They say time flies when you’re having fun and boy have we had some fun!
Cheryl and I recently returned from the Ninth Annual Put-In-Bay Road Race Reunion. Three days, more or less of great friends, beautiful cars, nostalgia, and racing! The racing was spectacular this year. We had a record number of entries for both the racing classes and historic street cars.
There were some very interesting automobiles involved this year. Alfas were the featured marque this year and touted sixteen entries. Among them was my friend Kurt Niemeyer who brought his 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. This same Alfa was raced by his father at PIB back in the 50s.
The Bojalads were back, Joey Senior and Joey Junior. You may remember them from the two episode feature on Chasing Classic Cars. The show featured Joey Bojalad Senior being reunited with the #55 AC Ace he originally raced at PIB. That car as well as a super fast Elva Mk VI were stars at this year’s event.
Gary Emery brought his unique 1957 Arnold Special all the way from Oklahoma. This one-off car was raced mostly in Canada and Gary is still actively collecting information about the car.
Of course there were lots of MGs, Morgans, Austin Healeys, Triumphs and Porsches on the track as well.
Among the more unusual street cars that participated were a ‘32 Ford High-Boy known as the “Daigo Duce”, powered by a V8 Alfa Romeo engine, a Porsche 918 (look up the price tag on that one!) and an unusual one-off, Citroen 2CV wagon (customized in Switzerland).
The photo below features yours-truly with Chris Meyers (waving to Cheryl, who took the pic). Chris Meyers is the President of MG Vintage Racers (MGVR). He races a beautiful MGA with a wonderful history. This photograph was taken during the parade laps of the original race circuit through town.
Also quickly racing towards us is our club’s 22nd Annual Hunt Country Classic! It’s just around the corner, on the 8th of October. Please give me or Cheryl a call if you would like to help out with registration, the regalia tent, or the cabin tours. Please give Mike Eaton a call if you would like to help out with the show field parking. I might be biased, but I think our show is one of the best in the area. And it’s the outstanding effort by our members that make it so.