Drag Week is a time when some of the fastest cars in the country come together to settle old rivalries and create new ones. Feelings are hurt and egos are stoked only to crumble like the Roman Empire. Cars of all delicious flavors and creeds come out to the event as drivers violently race their way to the top of their respective classes. This is where drivers are made and legacies are lost. This isn’t a fancy-pants event waiting to hold your hand through the minefield that is competitive drag racing.
Day one of Drag Week is over and there has been plenty of excitement already. With 310 cars flying down the track the first day alone, the week is guaranteed to be action packed. There are cars of all flavors taking part, from classic Corvettes to modified, late-model Ram pickup trucks. While competition is fierce, the first day was for drivers to get used to the track and their machines on the strip.
The first things one notices while roaming the paddock at the Lime Rock Historic Festival are the diversity, age and rarity of the cars on display and in competition. You can see everything from pre-war Blower Bentleys to one-off circle track cars—name a brand and it will be there. This includes cars that many people have never heard of, but it also includes cars that you would never think would be raced at all.
Local Colorado radio station 106.7 KBPI’s tagline is “KBPI Rocks the Rockies,” and on August 24th they did just that with their 10th annual Rock N’ Roll Car Show. Just like their past shows, this year’s event was held at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo., and being that it’s nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the location couldn’t be more fitting.
Simply stated, Bonham’s Quail Lodge Auction pulled off the sale of the year last week during their two-day event. They boasted a 92-percent sale through rate and posted numerous world records. Nine new model records were shattered for the legendary Italian automaker Ferrari, alone. Other world records were set for Maserati, Mini, Napier, Rolls-Royce, and Speedwell, with the total sales figure posting at $108-million.