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It rained THE ENTIRE TIME. That’s my car, and my tiny little tent that I slept in. This was a small hillclimb time trial event that I participated in back in 2016. It was called the Brack Classic Hillclimb and it happened in Ontario.

Illustration for article titled Flashback to my first hillclimb event
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Notably, my car didn’t have any windshield wipers or defrost system so this was completely terrifying. I had never driven this car in a race setting before and I had never driven it in the rain before.

Illustration for article titled Flashback to my first hillclimb event

I recall that I came pretty much in last place and I just idled it up the hill, fearful from the lack of visibility. I only got one run throughout the day.

Illustration for article titled Flashback to my first hillclimb event
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But through that mess I learned two things: I liked racing and I liked camping. And to this day some three years later I still do both regularly in my Corvette.

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