Sunday, March 13, 2011
The cars at the CARB Race On Car Show at the Snake Saturday Festival and Parade were nice. Maybe too nice.
And as someone who parks at the back of the lot to avoid door dings, it always gets me that these guys are willing to take these beautifully constructed and painted machines and tear the hell out of them driving around a mud bowl. How do they do it? It would drive me absolutely crazy. I'd make a horrible racer, and not because I would worry about getting hurt. I just couldn't stand beating up my car!
No, this isn't "NASCAR on Fox." It's better. It's real. These are drivers with everything to lose. Their hearts and souls are as entrenched in this sport as their personal fortunes. If this is a hobby to them, it is a hobby that consumes their entire lives, and the lives of everyone close to them.
To learn more about CARB, including a $10.00 membership that gets you $40.00 worth of free racing tickets, visit http://www.kccarb.com/.
So, to round this story out, I'm including a photo slideshow of all the race cars that were on display at the Race On Car Show. That should help whet your appetite for the 2011 racing season. There are also several nice pictures of the cars and trucks from the parade, courtesy of my wife. Vintage fire truck fans will be especially interested in those shots.
I hope you enjoy it, but be warned, this may be the last time you see these cars in this condition ever again!