17th Annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed FestivalSeptember 20-21, 2014 at Naval Air Station North Island
I’ve gone to almost every Coronado Speed Fest and promise you it’s a great time. Super casual paddock area where you can get close to the cars and chat with owners and drivers when they aren’t wrenching, and a fun old-school airfield track. The racing is close in most of the classes, and you can see almost the entire track from the grandstands along the front straight, following cars swapping the lead from corner to corner the whole way ‘round. If you’re in or near San Diego, come check it out!
Check ‘em out on Facebook and @SpeedFestSD, if you’re into that.

17th Annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival
September 20-21, 2014 at Naval Air Station North Island

I’ve gone to almost every Coronado Speed Fest and promise you it’s a great time. Super casual paddock area where you can get close to the cars and chat with owners and drivers when they aren’t wrenching, and a fun old-school airfield track. The racing is close in most of the classes, and you can see almost the entire track from the grandstands along the front straight, following cars swapping the lead from corner to corner the whole way ‘round. If you’re in or near San Diego, come check it out!

Check ‘em out on Facebook and @SpeedFestSD, if you’re into that.

I totally agree! It’s just something I noticed today. At a typical car show, I see cars from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and they’re owned by guys in their, well, 50s, 60s, 70s… That kind of thing seems to cause people to worry about where car enthusiasm will come from in the future, but I saw a lot of enthusiastic younger people out at So Cal Euro today. It’s just that they were enthusiastic about stanced German cars with obscenely expensive wheels rather than numbers-matching V8s and four-speeds. As for me, I’m mostly interested in the cars of my youth and in today’s exotics, but my camera definitely prefers old cars, their shapes and details.
p.s. These kids today were always very polite about trying not to interrupt my photos!

I totally agree! It’s just something I noticed today. At a typical car show, I see cars from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and they’re owned by guys in their, well, 50s, 60s, 70s… That kind of thing seems to cause people to worry about where car enthusiasm will come from in the future, but I saw a lot of enthusiastic younger people out at So Cal Euro today. It’s just that they were enthusiastic about stanced German cars with obscenely expensive wheels rather than numbers-matching V8s and four-speeds. As for me, I’m mostly interested in the cars of my youth and in today’s exotics, but my camera definitely prefers old cars, their shapes and details.

p.s. These kids today were always very polite about trying not to interrupt my photos!