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“I pack it up and drive to the track on the highway with modern cars around me, which is a little scary sometimes,” Bradley Price says, “but I love the feeling of freedom that it gives me when you get to the track, you just unpack the car and you’re ready to go!”
Bradley’s casual approach to racing may at first seem alien, if you’re only used to watching Formula 1 or Nascar. But when you’ve got a 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce with tasteful period modifications, the Vintage Sports Car Club of America is the perfect series to race in—and this track, Lime Rock Park, is one of the best.
“Lime Rock came about in the time period when this car was new, in fact, the first-ever race held with sports cars at Lime Rock in 1957 was actually won by a Giulietta Spider,” Bradley says. “In many events, we don’t even have timing. You just grid up wherever you want to be, find a friend you’re evenly matched with, and just have a fun afternoon of racing together.”
Lacking a long straight and favoring drivers who are able to maintain momentum through corners, Lime Rock’s layout is a perfect venue for agile and nimble vintage racers to hang with high-horsepower machines.