After posting more than fifty thousand race photos on Flickr resulting in more than two million views, I’m now confident Greg is correct about the importance of taking pictures of workers. Unfortunately, we have recently lost too many club members to COVID, cancer, accidental deaths, and simply old age, so I appreciate having digital photos of those lost to help with our memories. The older the photo, the more interesting it is to see the people pictured, not just the car!
Speaking of cars, Greg says his first car was a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. He says, “Back in the day, people like to soup them up with big tires and special headers and muffler.” Lots of time has passed between then and now. Greg currently drives an Audi A3 and wife Betty drives a practical Subaru Forrester. Not exactly a sports car, but Greg claims the best car he has ever driven is a Jeep Cherokee, saying at one time there were three Cherokees in the family at the same time. Greg and Betty’s weekend have-fun sports car is a beautiful green 1999 Mazda Miata convertible with white stripes. It’s been upgraded with sportier wheels and tires, roll bar, racing seat, harness belts, and Mark Gregory installed a removable steering wheel for him. The one engine mod is an after-market cold-air intake, which Greg says, “Makes the Miata sounds cool.” Greg believes the Miata is a wonderful track car and has driven it on several tracks as part of SCCA’s Track Night In America, Sports Car Driving Association’s, and Hooked On Driving’s high performance driving education events. LRP and Thompson Speedway are Greg’s two favorite tracks. He mentions the mountainous terrain at Palmer is more challenging and he doesn’t have enough experience yet at New Hampshire to feel comfortable.