I went with my Dad to the 2011 Gatornationals this past weekend. Had a blast. I took a couple hundred pics that I’ll post a summary of elsewhere.
We went to Garlits’s International Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday night. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting the man. It was great to hear some of the stories that were told by all. I thought Frey did a great job as a emcee.
On Friday we went to the Gainesville track. Nice facility. Wandered around the Pits, lost my Dad. Turns out he was in Cunningham’s trailer talking to Bob Glidden.
When I was looking for him originally I saw Glidden under the car changing out a rear-end and all I could think was “This is the hardest working man ever”.
On Saturday we returned for a autograph session in the morning and then a starting line gig.
The picture included with this post is from the starting line deal. However it comes about from a screw up on my part. I had a basic press credentials that did not allow access to ‘restricted areas’. Naturally, that’s where I wanted to be to be able to get some decent images.
Anyway, I went back to the main grandstand and got this picture.