Big field at the 2022 Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races | Photos

Photography by Daniel Mainzer/Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races

The 2022 Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races welcomed 133 entries, with a record number of female participants. The event celebrated the original road races sanctioned on the island from 1952-1959 by the Cleveland Sport Car Club.

Upscale Mini: Kurt Marquardt competed in a 1965 Wolseley Hornet.


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Feature Marque: David Smith wheeled a 1962 MG MGA. The MG was a featured marque for the event.


Photography by Daniel Mainzer/Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races

Sweet Swedish ride: Barry Prosser sits at the controls of this 1967 Saab 96.


Photography by Daniel Mainzer/Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races

Best on and off the track: Steve Konsin turned heads in this 1953 MG TD, as witnessed by winning best race car in the car show and first overall in the Group 4 final race.


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British cars as far as you can see: Many Triumphs and MGs participated in the car show.


Photography by Daniel Mainzer/Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races

A worthwhile long haul: George Pardee's MG Y won best of show popular vote. He and his wife, Ellen, drove up from Tampa, Florida, a 2000-plus-mile round trip.


Photography by Daniel Mainzer/Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races

Women make their mark: This year's event attracted its largest number of women participants ever. Leaders of Group 5 (from left to right) consisted of Vignesh Ramanathan (3rd), "Wonder Woman" Amber Stephenson (1st) and Sharon Cox (2nd).


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Pony race: The two Mustangs of Michael Sedlak (1968 Ford Mustang, foreground) and Cory Barack (1966 Ford Mustang 2+2) dueled throughout the event.


Photography by John Rees/Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races

Winner again: For the second consecutive year, Sam Halkias in his 1971 Triumph TR6 won the Cup race. The car's livery paid tribute to legendary actor and racer Paul Newman.


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Dance, if you're happy: Halkias (left) celebrated his victory with second-place Greg Limber.


Photography by John Rees/Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races

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Gary
Gary UberDork
9/27/22 7:07 p.m.

Great pics! Great historic venue. (Rarely do I see an MG TF vintage racing). I want to see this event one of these years. I wonder if our forum friend "bravenrace" was there? 

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