It seems we're always reporting on the weather during our NMRA car show reports. Let's face it-weather is nearly always a factor at any outdoor race and car show. It's either too hot, too cold, too wet, or too windy. Rarely are we graced with perfect Chamber of Commerce conditions. At the NMRA's opening event in Bradenton, Florida, in March ("Let the Show Season Begin," June '08, p. 78), the wind was a factor, especially for the drag racers who had to fight a nasty crosswind as they rocketed down the quarter-mile. Even the car-show participants were affected as they chased signs and wiped off dust.
This lineup of late models is led by this red-and-black '99 GT owned by Richard Sooka from
For round two of the NMRA's '08 season at Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, Georgia, on the first weekend in April, rain played a major role, washing out most of Friday and all of Saturday for racers and the car show. Fortunately, Sunday dawned with clear skies for a full day of nice weather for the Laurel Mountain All-Ford Auto Show.
Because we can't attend all of the events on the NMRA's seven-race schedule, we're indebted to photographer Paul Rosner for providing event photos and information.
Joseph Irwin's Torch Red '06 Mustang GT was a standout in the late-model Mustang field. It
We've always liked the clean lines on the '04 Roush 360R. Bright red and supercharged does
It was hard to miss Jay Gallaty's '05 Mustang convertible with its wood interior trim.
We definitely agree with Paul Rosner's pick for Mustang Monthly's Editor's Choice award at the Laurel Mountain All-Ford Auto Show during the NMRA event at Silver Dollar Raceway. Barry Wright's '67 GTA fastback is a classic beauty with its black paint and vintage-style Cragar S/S wheels in shining chrome. Better yet, Barry's fastback is powered by the 390 four-barrel engine with C6 automatic-thus the "GT Automatic" name. The saddle Deluxe interior only adds to the appeal of this classic '67 from Sharpsburg, Georgia.