Photography by Kris Clewell
Our friend, the talented Kris Clewell, returned to The Hawk at Road America, one of the USA’s most prevalent annual vintage races, and did what he does best: capture the beauty of racing. With such a full weekend – more than 400 cars present and ready to be put against period competitors – it proves difficult to do them all justice. There’s nothing better than a good old-fashioned photo dump; we figure we’ll let the pictures do the talking.
I am sitting in my hotel room right now, thinking about tomorrow, and wondering to myself: “how hard is it going to be to drive a 425hp car, that I’ve never driven before, at Road America (in the wet)… a legendary track that’s made for men with much more talent to run out of than I’ve got to give.” I’ve only balled up a car by my own mistake once.
To continue with Kris Clewell’s amazing article and photography of the Hawk at Road America, we bring you the second half of Kris’s photos. We couldn’t help but include them all – removing any one was an injustice. To put it simply, we’re eager to attend next year.
I arrived just before civil twilight on Thursday. Surrounded by the carousel at the legendary Road America, I got straight to work to set up my small backpacking tent. It seemed lonely and sad compared to the rest of the living arrangements around the camping area; car guys cars were scattered about next to giant tents, grills, and fire pits.