Photos: Car Show and Race Course Parade at the Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races and Reunion

The Saabs are out in full force this week including Tim Winker’s 1963 Saab 93F. Photo: Bill Stoler

Festivities at the 2021 Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races & Reunion began Tuesday, Sept. 21 on South Bass Island with the a car show at Heineman’s Winery, a race car parade on the original race course, and a welcome wine and cheese reception “Recollections Roundtable” with Ed Eichenlaub who raced on the original course in 1958. Heavy rain and winds pushed the racing schedule back a day, but VM photographer Bill Stoler is sticking it out to show the wonderful sights from this unique midwest event.

Ronald Polimeni’s 1959 Volvo PV544 is ready to go racing. Photo: Bill Stoler
Saron Cox drives past onlookers during the original race course parade in her 1969 Autodynamics D-10 Super Vee. Photo: Bill Stoler
Sam Halkias in his 1971 Triumph TR6. Photo: Bill Stoler
Ed Eichenlaub describes what it was like to race here in 1958. Photo: Bill Stoler
Photo: Bill Stoler
Kurt Marquardt’s 1959 Jabro Saab powered by a 2-stroke, 3-cylinder Saab engine. Photo: Bill Stoler
Stay tuned for more. Photo: Bill Stoler