Valve Cover Racer Demonstrates Creative Flair

Valve Cover Racer

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Put in Bay Road RacesPut-in-Bay Road Race Heritage Society holds an exciting series of racing and associated activities.  One of the highlights is the valve cover races held at The Goat restaurant.  This year it is scheduled for Tuesday evening, 25 September 2018, at 6:30pm.

Steven Nemec  built two cars to enter in the competition open to everyone, not only registered racing participants.  His “cars” are a tribute to the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  The first is a tribute to “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, a top competitor in NHRA drag racing.  The second is loosely based on a 1960’s animated cartoon called “Wacky Racers.  It depicts the only female racer in the show:  Penelope Pitstop.

NHRA drag racing

Penelope Pitstop

Classic Road Racers Arrive on Monday

Put in Bay RacingPut-in-Bay Road Races begin the celebration of the 10th annual event on Monday, 24 September 2018.  This spectacular round of racing offers two days of racing on a challenging airport circuit.  The competition is organized by the Put-in-Bay Road Race Heritage Society.
PIBRR celebrates sixty years of Austin Healey Bugeye Sprites and seventy years of Porsche with a low-key event at Put-in-Bay on Ohio’s South Bass Island.  Sports cars raced the island streets in the 1950s and ‘60s, as seen in this clip from the Nemec Collection.



George C. O’Connell Fall Bay Regatta Tackles Nor’Easter

George C. O'Connell Fall Bay Regatta38th Annual George C. O’Connell Fall Bay Regatta, sponsored by North Cape Yacht Club, started this morning between Middle Bass and South Bass Islands in Lake Erie.  Wind strengths reached 31mph overnight at Put-in-Bay Harbor.Put in Bay Sailing

PHRF, JAM, T-10, and multi-hull classes registered to compete.  Racing continues on Sunday at 9:30am, with an awards program scheduled for the event conclusion.

George C. O'Connell Fall Bay Regatta


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