Shakespeare County Raceway 13th - 15th September 2013
25th Anniversary Hot Rod Drags
by Steve Weston
Team C & C Tribute to the First Lady of Drag Racing
One of the big things about the Hot Rod Drags is you can always expect the unexpected, so, when the team at C & C Racing put their minds to it, you can guarantee that this is just exactly what you will get.
Chris and Claire, owners of the Wild Bunch 'Backdraft' slingshot, (you've seen it in Nostalgia Drag World several times this year, deep red, canopy, reluctant to wear out the front tires!), always looking to entertain, decided that for this event it was time to pay tribute to ’ Linda Vaughn, Miss Hurst Golden Shifter'. In the words of Claire 'She is a great lady and it was an honour to do this for her'!
Throughout the day, the display was on exhibition in the pit area and, for the Saturday night events, Claire, Chris and the team made there way to the 'cackle' area in full glory to celebrate 'The First Lady'
The photographs of the occasion are displayed below and I am indebted to C&C Nostalgia Drag Racing Team for allowing me to use them.
With Claire already having been a 'flag' starter at Santa Pod earlier in the year, it just remains to be seen if, in 2014, she will wear the 'silver suit' and drive the car in the Ladies That Launch event at Shakespeare County, sure there would be a great deal of interest if she does!
The pit side display and close up of board
Chris and Claire in the pits!
C&C Nostalgia Drag Racing Team (thanks for the entertainment)
Nostalgia Drag World - by Steve Weston; photos courtsey of C&C Nostalgia Drag Racing Team