26 June 2010

2010 Pikes Peak Int'l Hill Climb: Fan Fest and Peoples

With the race cars parked on Manitou Avenue outside the motel, I love the people that stop by to see them, touch them, ask questions and tell us about the Mustang they had in high school. John even got some kids to help him wash the Bag O'Nails!

Falcon Caliente.

Bob Hill and his wife stopped by to say hello.

The young man in the black shirt is being deployed to Afghanistan in September; Todd shook his hand and thanked him.  He just bought a sweet 1969 Mustang Fastback and showed us pictures. 

Gunter shops for jets for his "new" '53 Studebaker.

The view of Pikes Peak from our hotel room.

Donner, Thierry and Kelly at sunset.

K & Doug.

Gunter & Barbara's '53 Studebaker, up in the air, Mats Hammerlund-style.

Thierry, Doug and Geezer on their way to Fan Fest.

Geezer gets the Denver Bronco cheerleaders to sign a poster for Rene (well, he says it's for Rene).

Kristin & dee in front of their pick (RED BULL!) for the 2010 PPIHC overall winner.

Angelica, K and dee.

I was very happy to see my twin sister, Angelica at the FanFest. We discovered last year that we were born on the same day in the same year. We are not exactly sure who was born first, or who our father is, so we both call each other hermanita (little sister).  :)

I met Angelica in 2006 in a hotel bathroom at the noon service on Day 3 outside of Queretaro.  We were both adjusting our race suits and she asked me how long I had been racing.  "Three days" was my answer and she smiled and told me she had been racing La Carrera for quite a while and we chatted a little longer and wished each other good luck. 

I did not know who she was at the time and later when I found out I was honored that she stopped to take the time to chat with me.  And in 2007, after Rene and I went off the road on Day 1 and I was spooked, she listened to my story and gave me wise advice about listening to your heart when it comes to getting into the car when your intuition tells you that things aren't right.  A beautiful lady, inside and out, and now my friend and twin sister.

Keith & Angelica - great picture!


Sharon Parker said...

Great blog about the race and congrats to all! We were the couple at the motel that talked about the Mustang from High School. It was great meeting you all and hope to hear from more of your races soon! We had a great time in CO and hope to go back some time in the near future.

LCP said...

Sharon - we enjoyed chatting with you two as well, hope to see you next year at the PPIHC!