We had a fun walk around the huge display of hot rods, vintage, veteran and loving restored street cars at the M.A.D. (Motorists Appreciation Day) run by the Rickshaws Hot Rod & Kustom Car Club held at the old Nesca picnic grounds at Swansea in NSW Australia. This is where you get to kick back and dream of the beaut cars of the old days with real metal guards and heaps of chrome. Today they come in many colours that maybe the manufacturers of that era hadn’t even dreamed of using. A lot of spit and polish went into the many and varied vehicles on display. Maybe not too long ago, Phil & I were heavily involved in drag racing and we often displayed the race car on these days or the annual wool shed display weekend … fun times, a lot of hard work but a lot of satisfaction.
I think the drag racing era surfaced with a bang today when I laid eyes on this beauty … there is nothing like witnessing a blown engine on the track especially if it is running on nitro methane. This engine was in an immaculate car used on the burn out circuit … madness … sheer madness but fun no doubt!! I’m a firm believer in doing what the moment and money allows … our years of drag racing with live fondly with us forever … oh that reminds me … does anyone want to buy a 25 foot long rail, complete with engine, trailer and Ford F100 tow vehicle?