Here’s our final gallery of photos from Holley LSFest 2023, which feature the giant 180 foot Buick Station Wagon jump, that ended looking more like a lawn dart. But who cares, the driver walked away and the show was awesome! If you missed the first ones, don’t worry because there is a link below to check them out too!
I’ve been the voice of Holley’s LSFest since its inception 14 years ago, and for the first 7 or so years of that I announced literally every competitive and demonstration portion of the event myself by bouncing around from area to area at Beech Bend Raceway Park. Over the years it has grown into an event of such scale that this just isn’t possible, so I have some help on the dragstrip and the off-road area so I can bounce between them and all the rest as needed. It’s a crazy-packed show, full of action and great stuff to see, and I often say it is a zoo that might sometimes feel like it is being run by the animals because all of us involved are enthusiasts ourselves. We do everything we can get the insurance company and track to allow if we think it will be fun for the show and the competition. This year was no exception. Holy crap this thing was HUGE and the cars, trucks, and oddities on hand were second to none. Every single type of entry for this event, from show to racing, was sold out weeks before we opened the gates. We jumped a station wagon almost 200 feet, before landing it like a lawn dart. We ran thousands of autocross and dragstrip passes, jumped trucks, destroyed tires, slammed walls, and showed off rad rides. It was a good time had by all!
Spectators came in at all new records as well, and the weather could not have been nicer. It was a great time had by all and I’m so thankful to be a part of such a great group of people that put this whole thing on. If you only knew how many full and part time people it takes to do this, you’d be blown away. We start each morning with a staff meeting at 6am that features 20-25 people who are just the heads of groups. They have 4-6 people each working under them. Some even more. It’s crazy in so many ways, but man is it awesome to see come together!
Here is our first gallery from all over the show. We didn’t worry about making a specific gallery with just trucks or something for this first one, we just wanted to give you a taste of it all. So click on any photo below to make it expand so you can scroll through the whole gallery.