The Carolina Dragway… the House of Hook!
This past Saturday they were hosting Coffee and Cars, with an all day event with a car show, vendors and lots of racin’. The weather was absolutely perfect, so we had to take advantage! We packed up the truck to head over that way around noon. My step daughter’s birthday is today, so we were celebrating with her this weekend.
When we first got there, we did our usual sweep of the vendors and the car show to check everything out. After that, we got back to the truck, fired up the grill and sat back to enjoy the races.
I’m always amazed at the variety of people and cars that come out for these things! There were BMWs, Mercedes, Mustangs, Camaros, trucks, motorcyles and more! Pretty much non-stop racing the entire time we were there! We saw what I think was a Mustang that was dumping oil and possibly blew their motor. We also saw a guy on a motorcycle almost lose control.
It always makes me wonder what it’s like to be a racer! I personally am not much of a risk taker, and going fast isn’t really my thing. But watching these people is always a lot of fun. I don’t know much about the lingo or the horsepower and all that goes with speed, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the show!
While walking around, I met a female racer, which I think is SO cool. She said she’s been racing for 25 years. Previously, she had a Chevelle that she raced but sold it to go to nursing school. The car she was in on Saturday she’s been racing for about 3 years now. She said she’d told her husband she wanted to get back to racing, and I think it’s awesome how he supports her dreams!
Her name is Michelle and she’ll be racing again this weekend at the Carolina Dragway!
Michelle has been racing for 25 years! In this car for 3 years.
I also met the Mopar Mafia! They are out of the Augusta area and meet regularly. They are serious about their cars and love to go fast! Some of the guys haven’t been racing long, and others haven’t started just yet! You can see more photos of them and their cars below!
Check out more photos from my Saturday at the Carolina Dragway!