Time sure does fly when you’re on the go 24/7! Seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I went down to Paradise Drag Strip for the Show and Go event, but it’s that time of year again. This year, the Show and Go came the day after the Strawberry Festival Cruise In, so it definitely made for a packed weekend for me.
I usually head down to Calhoun pretty early, but this time, I just had to get some rest, so I slept in for a few extra minutes. I arrived at lunch time, and made a quick pass through the swap meet, which was as big as I’ve ever seen it. Then I made my way to trackside, so I could grab some pictures of the action on the historic drag strip. In case you didn’t know, Paradise has been open since ’61 and it’s a perfect place to have a nostalgia drag meet, such as the Show and Go.
Anyway, I took a few pictures and then walked the pits to see what I could find. While I roamed the pits, a car oiled the left lane severely, but I didn’t know the extent of the damage until I followed the trail of oil back to the car’s pit area. As it turns out, a small block Chevy had puked its guts onto the track and completely filled the oil pan with parts.
By the time the track crew cleaned up the mess, it was time for me to head out to an appointment at Injected Engineering, just down the road in Kennesaw, Georgia. There, I’d be shooting a tech piece with our Pontiac G8 GT, so I had to skeedaddle. You’ll see more about the G8 later. For now, enjoy the pictures!