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Aug 7, 2016 - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

After the familiar sound of Sandhill Cranes at Ottawa Lake, we moved to another familiar sound – auto racing at Elkhart Lake. (Our “home” campground in Elma, Washington, is very near the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds where they have sprint-car racing all summer.) Road America, just outside Elkhart Lake, is a major stop on the road race circuit and draws sport car enthusiasts from all over the world. It all started in 1950 when the Village of Elkhart Lake hosted an open-road sports car race on the surrounding roads. Organized by local...

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Aug 7, 2008 - Road America

Gary & I have been going to races for as long as can I remember, and it surely started before I was born, with Rocky King & the Daredevil Thrill Shows, Dad with his jet-car races. We dreamed of Indy and idolized Vukovich, and I can still remember the weird feeling I had when he was killed in 1955. Every year we were in the State Fair Grandstands on Labor Day, watching the stocks run on the half mile oval. When the sports cars came to the old Met Stadium, we were amazed at our first glimpse of a real D-Jaguar. Of course we had our fantasies,...

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