I drove my Mustang to the Route 66 Raceway on Sunday. Unlike last year, the weather was perfect: sunny with a nice cool breeze. The problem with the cool weather is that you don't notice that you're getting burnt to a crisp.
I decided to participate in the car show and won a top-twenty Mustang award. All winners lined up and drove though the dragway's main entrance, spoke briefy over the PA, and did a little burnout for the crowd (on the road next to the race lanes). Very cool.
Naturally, there were plenty of 5.0 Mustangs both on the track and in the shoe, but there were plenty of cool old Fords. In the show, there were two very cool Galaxies, one 68 Mustang Fastback (besides mine), a very nice orange 69 Shelby, a custom Shelby GT 350S (which may have on Best in Show, and last year's winner of best engine: a 20s era Ford.
I'm always amazed by the large number of racers: cars, trailers, and people as far as the eye can see. They must spend a fortune on that sport.
Several jet-powered cars raced, one being a giant ambulance with a humongous jet engine. The power those generate is awesome. A wide variety of cars raced. I'm partial to the vintage Fords, and really would like to see show participant duke it out.
I'll try to post photos tonight or tomorrow. I shot some video, but I don't yet have the tools to edit a nice small clip.