(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Somehow I managed to not include a single burnout photo in this group of pictures. That was not my intention, but we know how the best of those can turn out sometimes. Likely if you are part of the Mopar family or a big fan that won’t deter you from checking them out.
This last gallery has a bit of everything. One car I tried to catch and was only successful at capturing one frame is the blue more-door Belvedere dialed 7.06 rolling back towards staging. I do not know why there aren’t more crew-cabs done up like this. In my opinion these do not look bad at all and hopefully plenty are still squirreled away without having all their parts scavenged for the 2-door versions.
The patriotic schemed Sloan GTX is a looker and there are other photos of it elsewhere in this series. We’ve actually seen several of these cars at Beech Bend during the Hot Rod Reunion and out at US60 for the nostalgia races. This burgundy Fury is a twin-turbo late hemi street car we’ve seen driving in and out of Hardinsburg more than once and it’s one sweet ride. Lastly, I did not see any residual scorch marks around the scoop opening on the Wayne County-looking Daytona so I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a pro stock car at one time (cheap shot…?).
All in all this unplanned visit to an event outside my normal operating range was a blast and I won’t rule out doing it again with a bit more pre-planning on my part. I didn’t get any wiser on this last birthday, but I did have a lot of fun doing stuff with my boys. Isn’t that a big part of what this gearhead life is about…?
Hope you enjoyed.