So, for my 18th birthday, my parents wanted to do something different. We decided on driving to a Caterham dealership to check out what they might have and driving from there down to VIR and staying at the Lodge for a weekend.
We didn't have plans to see anything, but luckily, we booked a weekend during the Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races and Car Show.
...And by god was there a car show.
When we got near the "Caterham dealership", which was called GT Classics, we realized that something wasn't right. We were in the backwoods of Barboursville, in a neighborhood on a long, gravel road.
At this point we were expecting that we were being led to a serial killer's trap, but we ended up at the end of a driveway, next to a large, green and yellow trailer, with "GT-Classics" on the side. We were about to leave, when a man came walking out of a garage and saw us.
He restores, builds, and race-prepares vintage racer for the SCCA and other racing organizations.
He showed me around his garage and storage, and man were there some great finds.
He is currently races Caterhams and Lotus Super 7's and is rebuilding a Gulf Lotus Europa prototype.
He let me squeeze into the Caterham's racing seat and took a few pictures. I was too excited to be sitting in it to realize he was taking pictures.
After rearranging my organs to get out again, he let me look around his storage...
"A bit of a barn-find, you might call it" he said. He has not one, but TWO Jaguar E-Types sitting around.
Here lies his parts cars:
The man, the legend.
Before leaving for VIR, he gave me these:
The pictures and videos from VIR are still uploading, so I will post them when they are ready.