This event is the greatest. We had a fear this year that this thing may have lost its magic due to the increase in attendance but that was not the case. Car guys in our circles always talk a good game. They use terms like "back in the day" or "traditional" with absolute fervor, but it always seems like we're trying to convince ourselves more than anyone else. I'm probably talking out my ass when I say it but, this event is the closest thing to old Hot-Rodding you can get. Car clubs, friendly rivalries, loud motors, guys working on cars trying to make them a little faster.....You get the point. It just really feels absolutely authentic. Anyway, thanks to Alan and the Poorboys for putting this thing on. It was better than last year, and I don't know how that's possible.
We hit Rats N Rods this weekend at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. We did what we normally do, we found some shade, and enjoyed the day. We met some good folks, sold some junk, bought some junk , looked at cars, and had an after-party at Ella's with Big Jeff Special. This show always has some surprises including an original 50's custom making it's first appearance after 44 years. Check out the post over on The Hawk and Buzzard. http://thehawkandbuzzard.blogspot.com/
We also got a lesson in power-parking from an ambitious father introducing his son to the exiting new world of rat-rodding. Thanks to Don and Altered Iron car club for another successful show.
Afterward we all headed over to Ella's, for an after party. A good time was had by all and entertainment was provided by Big Jef Special. If you haven't seen them, check them out here: bigjefspecial.com