Lap Around the Web – May 21st, 2018

Not everyone has heard of “The Mitty” and maybe that’s what makes it so special. It’s not as big or illustrious as Monterey Historics, but given its history dating back to the 1970s as a rebellion to Richard Nixon’s fixation on 50 MPH speed limits during the oil crisis, the Mitty has a special charm all of its own. Taking place at Road Atlanta each spring, The Mitty plays host to roughly 350 vintage race cars that spend the weekend racing wheel to wheel across various classes. As you’d expect from a grassroots vintage race such as this, the atmosphere throughout the spectator areas, as well as the paddock, is pretty laid back, with fans of all kinds enjoying the nice weather. For more photos from the event, head on over to Petrolicious.

While it might not be practical or a good idea to try and daily drive a low-slung sports car like the Lotus Elise in Minnesota where potholes would eat it alive, out in southern California, that becomes a much more tempting proposition. Even with perfect weather and beautiful roads, there are still plenty of challenges that come along with daily driving something this sporty and specialized. Sure, driving a car that was built for pure driving bliss every day is going to be fun, but can it maintain that level of enjoyment over time when weighed against the compromises that come along with it? Watch the video to find out!

The Mille Miglia is arguably the greatest road rally of all time, encompassing 1,000 kilometers of beautiful Italian countryside in a wide range of gorgeous, powerful, and raw vintage race cars. Seeing all of these historically significant cars, many of which competed in the Mille in when they were showroom fresh, competing today only helps to bump the Mille Miglia up a few slots on my bucket list of races to witness in my lifetime. It looks like a life-changing experience, even as a spectator. I can only imagine what it’s like to drive in an event like this! For an inside look at what it’s like to follow along on the Mille Miglia, head on over to Classic Driver.

With so many cool and interesting rigs at Overland Expo this year, it’s nice to see someone focused on all the cool vintage rigs that made the trek out to Flagstaff, AZ. In a sea of shiny new Jeeps and 4Runners, it’s refreshing to see a bit of mud and patina on the old Land Rover Defenders, International Scouts, and old FJ40 Land Cruisers. This particular Jeep Grand Wagoneer certainly caught my eye as well, given its awesome condition and tasteful modifications. To check out more awesome vintage overland rigs, head on over to Expedition Portal.

We had a ton of fun at our track day this past Friday, but didn’t see anyone driving quite like this gorgeous 911 sliding its way around Spa.

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