Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sometimes do we have to do something totally different….

A couple of weekends ago did we go to Bakersfield, CA for the 17th Hot Rod Reunion, it was so much fun!!

We saw some awesome vintage Top Fuel Dragsters and nostalgic Funny Cars. The races were running the whole weekend and on Saturday evening over 60 nostalgic race cars cruised on the drag strip for the highlight, "The Cacklefest" drivers revving their engines, flames shooting and the nitro flowing……….how sweet can it be!!!
My personal highlight was to meet and talk to Gene Winfield, the legendary custom and hot rod builder. Gene is over 80, still building cars fulltime and racing on the salt lake……..what a fun weekend we had!


15 comments:

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

The vehicles look so interesting. I love that purplish one. Looks so pretty!

Pei Li

Lisa said...

Helene

I love that picture of you with Gene Winfield. I bet you all had the best time ever. I can remember many of night at Maryland International Raceway and the sound of those awesome engines!

Lisa
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Susan said...

Now those are some fancy schmancy hot rods!!!!
Susan *dutchrose*

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Isn't it fun to go and do something and meet someone like Gene? Over eighty...sigh gives me hope.

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Marie said...

Looks like lots of fun. Those cars look pretty cool.

Patricia said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend, good for you! Gene sure looks pretty good for 80. If that's what 80 looks like, I'm in (in the female version of course)

Pat

Inka Thomas said...

Helene,
That looks like so much fun!! I would love to go to one of those!!! I used to live in Bristol and only went to one Nascar race but it was fun. I would love the hot rods! Thanks for sharing. Great pics.
Inka

Patty/PinkHugsSweetShoppe said...

Wow, looks like so much fun. I love to do different things like that. The cars are so cool!
Sweet pink hugs, Patty

gail said...

Hi Helene, how fun that must have been. How was Bakersfield. My Moms family was from there. I was named after a street there. LOL
Have a great week,,,gail

Beloved Creations said...

What fun, love the little car too.

Debbie said...

Hi Helene.....how cool are those hot rods! Sounds like a fun weekend but I bet it was a noisy one too. :) Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Pink hugs,
Debbie

Shell said...

Fun Helene!
I will share this post with my husband. He will love it!
Hugs,
Shell

Susie said...

Hi Helene! That certainly was different! Looks like you had a blast. Great show and tell. Thanks.
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Helene,
It looks like you had a wonderful time! How fun!
Carrie

cathy said...

What cool cars!
Hey, that old guy sure doesn't look like he's over 80! I think having a passion for something keeps you young.
Glad you had a good time.