This article was written by our Out-of-State correspondent and past-President George McHarris who now lives in Las Vegas.
British Auto Club Las Vegas [BACLV] member Kunal Mishra was able to arrange an opportunity to promote the club and show off our LBC's.
Kunal has connections with the Saturday Cars & Coffee event at the newly opened Vegas Speed race track. The track features Super Cars that can be driven (with an instructor) for about $50- $100/lap on the 1.5 mile road course. See www.speedvegas.com Anyway, as winter approaches the temperature here in the desert begins to drop significantly.
It’s about 10 degrees colder in the winter and a lot hotter in the summer months than in South Orange County. I dressed for the weather, it was in the low 30’s that morning and the 25mph wind made the chill factor a cool 5 degrees, and ventured out...
(topless with the windscreen folded)...
is there any other way to drive a 100 ?? The track lies about 35 miles from where we live on the other side of town.
Our cars assembled there at 7 AM, well before the other C&C cars began to arrive. About 20 LBC’s showed up. Our cars were displayed prominently under a canopy cover at the lot entrance. Later we inquired if it was possible for our cars to get a little track time, and at first the officials were hesitant, since our cars are well-known to splash the highways with motor oil. But after examining our effluent deposits they relented. We were able to get about a half dozen laps at moderate speed ..... boy that was fun!