This nice quiet evening with a typical sunset is merely the silence before the storm. The next day, the “locals” will enter a race where good Sportsmanship, while driving, is frowned upon. Things get silly quickly.
It all starts with lining up the cars as if there were a Traffic-light even when there are no such lights for many miles around. This driver is a little nervous, the Sheet Metal on his car is not properly Work-hardened and the Paint looks way too nice to be seen in public….
…the other drivers know this, and are willing to help him fix this minor issue.
After just two Heats the other Drivers successfully modified the Car to meet the proper standard for Aesthetics and Work-hardening. This was also the first Traffic-jam this Year.
After a while, visibility becomes bad, but drivers don’t really need to know where they are going anyway, as long as they can get around the Car in front of them.
For these Guys, there really are only 2 modes of efficient driving; full Throttle and full Brakes, with the latter not being used. That little Pedal in the middle is considered dangerous and is best avoided.
Sportsmanship isn’t all bad at this event, if you drive from the wrong side of the Car, or Road, like this British Import, the other drivers will gladly help you park your 4 Door Station-Wagon, while converting it into a sporty 2 Door Hatchback.
There is free towing… (this is the only time you are actually glad to be behind one of these slow Behemoths)
as well as a free Rollover Service… (Driver is still in the car)
and should you get lost, some friendly Local will take you right to your final Destination. You don’t even have to get out of your Car to get this free Valet Parking Service.
The Weatherman on TV predicted perfect Weather, and he was right, save for this one, low-hanging Cloud.
So after a few more Traffic-jams…
and a couple of fires…
it was time for everyone to go home and milk the Cows, so to speak.
Total Tally for this quiet Sunday afternoon: 150 Cars crushed, 1 broken Arm and 0 Arrests. I couldn’t get the figures for Beer consumption, only that it was “lots”.
Next up are the Dirt bikes, but that event is much harder on the People participating, usually the Machines survive but the Riders get banged-up instead. Seems fair to me. Thanks for visiting my page of crushed Cars.