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Mitty Days... Off to the Races

Posted By Gwen Fowler @ May 2nd 2019 1:29pm In: Pondering with Gwen

This past Saturday, April 27th, Henry and I headed off to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA for the 42nd annual Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Mitty Day (aka The Mitty). The weather was beautiful, unlike it had been for months on end. Couldn't have asked for better weather. This was going to be my first time at this event, Henry had been approximately 20 years ago. It will most definitely not my last. The variety of cars racing, the staff, and the venue all were beyond expectation.

  

When we arrived we used the little kiosk/tollbooth to pay our admission and find a place to park. Grabbed our snack bags and cooler from the car. Yes, you carry in with you. Then a short walk to find a place to watch the races. We forgot to bring an umbrella for shade, and lawn chairs to sit on. We did find shade and a good view of turn 6 and then moved to turn 5 where we could also see the back straight away from the fence.

  

There were 10 rases, racecars consisted of Shelby, Porsche, Corvettes, VW, Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, Triumph, Lotus, a Honda Prelude, Lola, Chevy Camaro Z28, Pontiac GTO, Aston Martin, and many more. I believe the oldest were 1957 Vette, '57 Ford Battle Bird, '58 Austin Healey Sprite, '58 Porsche 356D Convertible, and the most unexpected was the 2006 Charger driven by Bill Elliot.

 

You can tent or RV camp, drive in for the day (like we did), and enjoy some races. We are making plans for next year already. 

What is it like to drive at the Mitty?


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