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Whitehurst Diaries: Racing at Beech Bend park
A trip to Beech Bend is a decades old South Central quick outing, an easily justifiable reward for any hard work with drag races for most, but for those who iike it quieter, there was also plenty of restored antique cars and trucks.
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By Sharon Whitehurst
Our neighbor Howard Russell stopped earlier in the week to tell Jim about the drag races and vintage auto show to be held at Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green.
Jim decided that an outing was in order as a reward for him and for grandson Devin after many days of putting up hay. I was invited to go along.
While I'm not keen on races, I do appreciate older cars and pickups which have been lovingly restored.
I have to admit that the snarl and roar of high-performance engines blasting off the starting line induces a particular excitement--as well as temporary deafness!
Beautiful 50s vintage Chevys were on exhibition at Beech. They always my favorites. There's a big dose of nostalgia involved in vintage cars for folks of our advancing age: Jim and I remember when family members or neighbors drove a particular model and we inevitably think of the good ones we've owned over the years that were traded away. Who knew then that they would become vintage treasures!I've added some pictures of some of the cars which caught my eye. - Sharon Whitehurst
This story was posted on 2011-06-19 13:21:32
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