What a weekend! Surrounded by like-minded vintage racers and overall petrolheads, we tasted victory in our Group 7B class, beating Alfas, BMWs, and Loti (Lotuses?). What could make that victory even sweeter? How about some more hardware! Don’t mind if we do!
Just after the race, Mazda Speedway held an awards banquet and bestowed us the 2013 Presidents Cup, given to the entrant whose car has historical significance to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
So why us? Because our Jensen Healey won its very first event at this track almost 40 years to the day that we won here.
Seems pretty fitting to us. After years of requesting an entry slot, they finally acquiesce. Not only do we turn that entry slot into a class victory, but one of the most prestigious trophies they award!
Pat Lind was gracious in receiving the award, noting just how lucky he is: “In 1974, I got my racecar and my wife. I still have both, and not too many people can say that!”