Shifting Gears and Autodromes


So we’re in the midst of the Dunlop 24 Hour Race, featuring touring, gt cars and 24 hour specials….. they’ve been practicing and warming up and testing for the past couple days.  It’s pretty cool that there is a world-class Autodrome literally *right* across the street from our compound….. in an area named “Motor City”……amazing.

There is a small fence that separates you from the track.  And that’s it.  Unlike the US, where there would be six layers of security and such to protect you from yourself, or anything else.  I suppose I’m supposed to be smart enough here to NOT get myself in trouble, right??Image

I’ve sat in front of a local restaurant outdoors on the sidewalks and watched and listened to the drivers running through the gears, and the engines whining coming out of the turns.  I crossed over the streets to the fence and took a bunch of photos – frankly, I’m not very experienced at photos of race cars.  I have a LOT of photos like this……


This is where the race car *used* to be just a second before!


We have tickets Grandstand and Paddock, but not sure we’re gonna go….. TBG might be getting a cold and I’m still feeling  a bit “chesty” from the bronchitis I’ve fought.  But it is fun listening to them and following along on the internet feed.  There is always something going on here – always some entertainment to have if you want to.


About DebbieT

I followed my husband to Dubai for a job. Then, I followed him to Bahrain for another job. Now we live in a bigassbus and travel all over the US, seeing all the things we missed before. I adore adventure and hate that wench on the WiiFit. Collecting experiences is my new hobby. I type and write just like I speak - fast with a lot of errors, and they don't trouble me at all. I have a very short attention span, am able to Google for something and not come up for air for hours, I am an encourager, a cheerleader, organizer and able to juggle multiple projects at once.

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  1. Wow! Just… WOW! Camels and race cars and flat escalators and tile (all that tile!) and big furniture,and Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh MY! Sounds like the adventure of a lifetime Debbie! I can’t wait to read more! HUGS from Alabama!

    • LOL… Jenn, now you know *exactly* how I feel…. amazed. Oh, and tonight? Fireworks. AMAZING fireworks, just walked out on the back patio, and there they were, over the rooftops, reflected in the lake…. way cool. Oh, and they’re still racing…… awesome!! Thanks for stopping by my blog – come again!!

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