Scary Moment (1) at the 2012 Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

Peter Greenfield led the Group 8 event in his 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C-35.  In the esses he came up to lap Bill Lyon in his 1927 Bugatti T-35B and John Kerr in his 1932 Miller-Scofield/Ford.  The cars were three-wide for a moment, and Greenfield bumped wheels with one of the others.  I couldn't say which.

The big Alfa spun in a blinding cloud of dust and Lyon and Kerr squeaked past, but David Duthu was fast approaching in his 1950 Talbot T26C.

It looked like a dangerous accident was about to happen.  But Greenfield reversed the Alfa the necessary few feet and Duthu dodged to the left, and breath came a little easier.

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(1)  Greenfield prepares to lap Lyon.
(2)  Lyon signals Greenfield to pass on the left.
(3)  Greenfield bumped wheels with either Lyon or John Kerr in #32.
(4)  Lyon and Kerr dodge past Greenfield.
(5)  Duthu arrives at the incident scene.
(6)  Duthu slows while Greenfield backs up the Alfa.
(7)  Pucker-factor going up.
(8)  Will Duthu get by?
(9)  Whew!
(10)  Breathing easier now.
(11)  Greenfield looks up-course.
(12)  Greenfield watches 2nd place runner and race  winner Paddins Dowling go by.

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