It’s been awhile since I’ve ventured out to some good enthusiast car shows, so when my gal pal, Elisa Coon invited me out to the Brothers Performance Car Show and Dyno Challenge, I was excited to make the drive over to Deland, FL with my little guy to check things out. Having just returned from Vegas for a week-long tradeshow, I didn’t have a chance to get the Bullitt show-ready, but I did clean her up some and popped-in the carseat for Zane. We made good time on the drive through Orlando, and arrived with the show in full-swing.
There are some beautiful cars out there, and it seems almost all were far from stock in form. The 2015 Mustang was on-site, as well as some really beautiful show cars. Being so close to my old stomping grounds, I was curious if I would see any familiar faces, but its been so long, the chances were slim. I did get to catch up with Evan Smith and Steve Turner, two of my favorite editors in the Mustang world, as well as say hello to Rebecca Starkey, another Orlando-based female racer who remembered me from way-back when.
It was a great afternoon, and a great change of pace to share with my son. His excitement about cars gives me a whole different perspective at this stage of my life, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to share this experience with him. Far removed from my hay-days, but not so far to have lost the love for these events.
It felt really good to be back in an element that has been absent in my life for some time. Steve Fox said it best when he commented on one of my previous posts, all of the other elements of my life resolved, the only unfinished business I have is in the racing. Its time to return and take care of business. I’m looking forward to getting back to these event more often.