(Photos by Wes Allison) The 2023 March Meet is in the books and boy was it rad! The crowd was huge, and why wouldn’t it be considering all the bitchin hot rods, race cars, and more on the property for the finest nostalgia drag race in the world. There, I said it. It is the truth because the March Meet is something truly special and an event that will always be near and dear to my heart. We live-streamed the March Meet for many years and people still ask us if we are going to even though it has been a few years now since we had to stop. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to do what we can to make sure you have great photo coverage from this epic spot.
Held each year in McFarland California, just north of Bakersfield, the March Meet is one of the oldest drag races in the country. Famoso Dragstrip is as modern as they come when it comes to track surface, but features the old-school charm and feel that you only get from an old dragstrip. There are no fancy jumbotrons, not huge tower with VIP suites, and there is more space at the fence taken up by motorhomes than bleachers which is just the way we like it. But every year in March the die-hard fans flock to Famoso for the March Meet and make a festival out of what has become one of the most iconic races in the world.
We’re starting off our photos from Wes Allison with Funny Cars, because nobody does Nostalgia Funny Car racing better than the March Meet. Check them out, and remember you can click on any photo below to make them large so you can swipe through them like a slide show.
Tell Wes Allison to maybe move around and shoot some different angles. Try a wider angle lens to see more of the sides of cars. 3/4 front photos are okay but way too many featured here.