Monday, September 22, 2014

For the Guys...

This post is for my guys...
my Uncle Tom..my Dad...my Stringbean....
Sunday we went to the Fall Nationals in Ennis Texas...
 

the weather was not exactly Fall...
95 degrees...well it is Texas...
Elvis was even there....
It was a fun day...
loud with the smell of fuel...
but I loved every minute of it...
Ear plugs were used all day....
 

I just had to like this guy...
with his Gold suit...

there is just something about the roar of an engine...
I remember this from my childhood....
I didn't enjoy it as a child...
my Mom even raced...
she had a chance to drive for Connie Kalitta...
but my Step Dad wouldn't let her do it...
 


they have a kids division...
as young as 6 years old...
they were driving 70-80 miles an hour...
I told Hubby don't get any ideas...
I don't want Stringbean going that fast too soon...
 

Saturday Mom and I went to a car show....
oh I love the Oldies...
 

my kind of truck...
even has a wooden bottom in the bed...
 

 Mom said my Uncle Gene had a car like this...
but not yellow or shiney...
 
I remember these...
we didn't think of them as Muscle cars in the day...
 

This is my Mom's neighbor's car...
I remember when he bought it brand new when I was a kid...
he spent 4 years restoring it...

So Guys that I love...
here is your post...
hope you enjoyed it...
I sure enjoyed taking the photos...

7 comments:

Sandra said...

i will show this to bob and he will have a fit of jealousy. he used to drag race back in the day...he loves all racing but drag racing is his favorite.. i love that truck and the yellow car is like my brothers truck that i used to drive. but not yellow.

Michelle said...

I used to go to races as a child. Great memories!

Gypsy Heart said...

I just found your blog via Linda's and so happy to "meet" another Texan! I love the races and especially old cars. I'll be following along ~ looking forward to getting to know you!

xo
Pat

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those old beauties are more my speed! LOL! I love that your mom was a driver! blessings ~ tanna

Just Me Pooh said...

This post is for the guys sweet Deb but I gotta tell you, those pictures are all fabulous! Hugs

Michaele said...

You must have some racing in your blood. Your photos captured the time well. I bet Hot Rod has racing in his future.

Carla said...

Used to go to Ennis. My husband had front engine dragster. He started out on motorcycles. We were at the staging line. I jumped out to unhook the car pulled out of the way but when I went to throw the tow rope in the car the back of the suburban wouldn't open. Our 3 year old daughter got scared and locked the doors. Oh boy! We laugh now but the husband almost forfeited the round because the suburban was in his way. Fun times