Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ferrari Life Posts: 735
Originally Posted by Andrew
It's awesome to see the old and new, especially when your head is sticking out so much, really illustrates the vast difference.
Andrew, two things contribute to that look. First, I am 6 foot 1 inch, second, the helmets of today are far bigger than the ones I used in the sixties. Perhaps I should get the helmet painted a different color other than the stark white.
Originally Posted by Boxer
Your line through the corner is much better
I had never driven the Road America course before. After a half dozen corners I noticed that right at my apex there would be a small red cone. Apparently on the day before, they had drivers training and left the little red cones in place at the right apex for each corner. Once I figured that out, the course became much easier to negotiate more quickly. In the rush to get to Pebble Beach in 08 one area I did not have time to address was the brake shoes. I have strong memories of racing in the sixties with brakes that paid no attention to you when cold, but improved some when hot. The linings are still the original from 1955, and yes, when cold they still ignore you. The result is that I must start to brake long before the 430's of the modern world even start to think about it, even if I have a lot less mass to slow.
Originally Posted by davehelms
Nothing like the sound of that 4 cylinder pulling hard!!!
Dave, I could not agree more!