Comin’ off the line when the light turns green
She blows ’em outta the water like you never seen
I get pushed out of shape and it’s hard to steer
When I get rubber in all four gears
(NOTE: Upload failed on this last week, so there will be two blog posts hitting the blog today.)
We arrived at the Carolina Dragway in Aiken, SC, on Friday (Oct. 18). If you had told me five years ago that I would attend not one, but two, drag races, I would have said you’re out of your mind. But, Bob has a cousin who races with the Southeast Gassers (SEGA); I love my husband and he loves his cousin, so last spring I made sure we got to one of Larry’s races on our way home from our trip to the west. Even for someone who knows nothing about cars like me, it really is fascinating. SEGA racers are striving for the look of a 1967 era drag car. The cars must represent a 1967 era appearance, both on and off the track. The rules apply to the body, wheels/tires, chassis/suspension, interior and engine compartment. The preparation that goes into the entire thing is incredible.
Before we attended our first race last spring, we had images in our minds of big-bellied redneck men swilling down beers while the cars flew up the track. It’s not like that at all. This is a real family affair … people camping for the weekend, having potluck dinners, bonfires, and a church service on site. Everyone’s so friendly!
And, of course, from beautiful paint jobs to funny slogans, this is a super place to get some great photographs!
We’ll be hanging out in beautiful Aiken, SC, for the week, camping in nearly deserted Aiken State Park Natural Area.