The weekend is here and this one is a little more
hectic than most so we’ll look around and see what
is happening, what will happen, and throw in some
news and diversions at no extra cost.
Here on the east coast of Iowa we have the Bix7
race, the RAGBRAI (bicycle) race, the street fest,
a cruise-in or two, and much more going on. So, in
no particular order here is the low down.
In racing news, for the second time in two years
speed week on the salt flats has been cancelled.
Most of the flats were either wet or wet and muddy.
If things dry out races may be held later.
Doug Nash, drag racing icon and creator of the
Doug Nash 5-speed racing transmission died. He was
There are too many events to list them all but
here are a few that caught our eye.
Today through Sunday is the Mecum Auction in
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania AND, the Goodguys 28th
Wesco Autobody Supply Pacific Northwest Nationals
held at the Washington State Fair Event Center in
Saturday, July 25th there will be a Classic Car
Cruise-In at NorthPark Mall in Davenport, Iowa
that starts at 4 pm presented by the Vietnam
Veterans of America Chapter 776. All proceeds from
this show will go to the Veterans.
Also Saturday is the Pecatonica Cars on Main show
held downtown in Pecatonica, Illinois. This event
runs from 9 am to 3 pm.
And Saturday is also the 5th Annual Car X Car Show
at their store at 2720 Devils Glen Road in
Everything old is new again. Did you know the
first Ford Model T was built to on hemp? This 2
minute video gives the history of of Ford’s hemp
powered car that was also made with hemp.
If you haven’t seen enough lead sleds around the
following is from the KKOA (Kustom Kemps of
America) event in Ohio from 1991.
Like camping? Feel the need for a camper that can
double as a boat? This might be what you need.
I just needed to watch an old Avery steam
tractor in action. I guess you can’t take the
country out of the boy.
Will all the racial discord in our country here is
an oldie from 1972 you may remember.
That concludes this list of diversions, time
wasters, and useless information. Enjoy your
weekend and keep the shiny side up.
Comments are always welcome.