This year, in a new turn of events, we knew about the race BEFORE it happened. So we went for lunch and a day of looking at cars interspersed with watching fun classic race cars toss themselves through twisty wooded paths.
|The center piece at our lunch table was a go cart tire.|
The Grand Prix is free with parking fees ($20 to park somewhere by Phipp's Conservatory) and the International Car Show entry fee ($40) collected to support PVGP charities. We entered the car show and were directed to a parking spot on German Hill, one of the designated world areas. For the final weekend of the Grand Prix the whole 456-acre Bob O'Connor Golf Course is a giant car show.
The fitness tracker says I walked 3.5 miles. I'd estimate we saw about 1/3 of the cars in the show. After reaching the point of exhaustion, we decided to carry our chairs to the race course spectator area and watch some of the cars on their qualifying laps.
|Tim determined that this forest path was a short cut to the Westinghouse Pond and track|
viewing area. He was right. We only had to circumnavigate two snow fence blockades.
To quote Julia, "we look sketchy."
|The Westinghouse Pond has a very fancy memorial to George Westinghouse.|
I would have stopped to read about him but my feet hurt and I could see a shady
place to park my chair. I went there.
|Young George Westinghouse, I presume?|
|George's pond is beautiful.|
|Is that a Mini zipping down the road? I need a cheat sheet to identify cars, so I'm going to go ahead |
and say that it is.
|Julia and I posing while wearing hats.|