So yesterday I was able to go to the Historics. Wow, what a day. So it began, arriving at Laguna Seca. Headed to the paddock and went to go see the F1 cars in the garages. Firstly saw a sizeable crowd around the fence in front of the GA. So I decided to move down the paddock and Ended up down towards the end of the F1's. I saw the wife of the owner of the F1 87/88 whom I met the day before at Concorso. So she came over and said hi and asked me if I wanted to come in to the garage. How could I turn an offer like that down? So I was able to go behind the fences and into the garage. Snapped a few pictures of the car then she brought me down to the first garage...the GA. I was impressed, the engine cover was off, snapped a couple of pictures, then she brought me to the front of the car. Now this made my year as it was. I left the garage area and walked through the paddock with my dad. Saw most of the GTOs and everything else that was there. Enjoyed the racing through the day and walked through the car park. After that headed back towards the paddock for the race group 7A with all of the GTOs. Got a sort of poor vantage point, so snapped a few pictures but decided, that's enough and headed towards the paddock.
The garage doors were closed on the F1 cars, as most were out front in the pitlane. So I looked down the paddock and long behold, a trailer with something red and black in it...I began to run...I saw it, it was a F50 GT1 sitting there in the back of a trailer. It looked like it was just going to get rolled out. Wow, that was a suprise and definitely made this one of the best days of my life thus far. I was shocked that nobody else was standing around until a while after I got there and they were beginning to roll the car out. So they began to do just that, the car was getting rolled out, via wench hooked to the towhook in the front, lowering the car in a controlled manner. Wow, it really just got more and more impressive as the car came out further and further. Then I realized how good looking the car really is, as now it was completely out of the trailer. Wow, just amazing seeing this car in person for the first time. Snap snap snap...more people gathered. It was rather amazing how many people didn't know what this car was or anything about it. It was funny, a few people even began asking me if I knew what the car was and if I could tell them about it. So I began to look at some of the finer details of the car. Noticed taht Schumacher signed the dash in a silver marker this year on what would be the passenger side. Then the GA was being rolled down the pitlane with a sizeable entourage like a rock star. Got up close to the GA again, but this time with the engine cover on. So another close encounter with that. Then back to the GT1 I went. It still wasn't sinking in, but it really looked amazing in person. Then they rolled it into a garage stall and put the GA into the trailer. What an end to an alerady great day.
If you want to see more pictures, ask me. I don't want andrew getting mad at me for posting too many pictures. :P