Photos: HMSA at the Thermal Club

Thermal, CA – Perfect weather greeted entrants of this year’s HMSA Thermal Club Speed Festival last weekend in the Coachella Valley of California. We were there to take in and share some of the wonderful sights as racers got their fix of track time in late November.

Lance Smith turned some heads any time he was on track in his 1971 McLaren M8E/D. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Al Arciero brought a number of impressive cars to the event including this 1958 Lister Knobbly. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Another car that drew a lot of attention was Harin De Silva’s 1995 Lola T9500. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Jim Maetzold patiently waiting to head on track in his 1980 March 80A. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Grant Perryman (1974 Chervron B27) and David Smoker (1976 Chevron B34) side by side into the braking zone. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
This 1994 Ford T-Bird Nascar seeing some work before heading onto the track. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Kyle Buxton showed some skill in his 1977 March 77B. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Philip Mendelovitz brought along his glorious 1989 Nissan IMSA 240SX. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Jim Bouzaglou slowing his 1973 Porsche RSR a bit before entering the corner. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Max Jamiesson’s 1960 Porsche 356 waiting in the paddock between sessions. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Joe Bunton working on his 1969 Lotus 61 after a good session on track. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Les Werling’s 1982 Mercury Capri was a sight to behold as well. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
The Nascar group on the staging grid before heading out. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Dwight Anderson’s 1970 BMW 2002 sits in the paddock between sessions. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Al Arciero relaxed and waiting on the grid in his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)