Well I have to say, this was an experience being in the Auto Fair this past weekend. We learned allot from other Car show owners, and picked up some vital information for later projects. Although in a sense I felt like I was back on here in Challenges. Out of the 600 plus entries only 10 were best of shows judged by actual judges, then the Next top 50 or so, ( I lost count) were picked by other owners. Each participant was given in their packet a sheet to where you pick the top 10, so allot of buddy, buddy going on, LOL. Oh well, that's cool. We wanted to do the show for the experience and probably be back next year.. Our trophies were the folks that stopped by and compliment us on what a nice ride and how clean inside and out it looked. We also got comments on the Mini Stratus displayed on top of the motor on a revolving stand and the BIG Gene Simmons action figure perched on the car battery. That was our trophies.. So all in all a good experience, a big pat on our back for having the only Stratus there too!!
Ok, Don't laugh, but today, while the wife and I are in the Southern Pines/Sandhills, NC area this past week, I finally got a challenge to race my "ThunderStratus" !! I had just pulled out from a Car Wash, after cleaning and shining and armor all all areas I normally do at the edge of dark when a 02 or 03 Mustang, metal flake Green with really nice wheels and nice paint, shot by me, as I pulled up behind him at the Light, about 100 yards below the car wash where I pulled out, I pulled along side of him rather quickly, with one of my Fav KISS tunes playing on CD player, I cranked it up. I looked over at the guy where we had eye contact and he montion with his hand and head that he wanted to run at the light, I nodded and said sure, why not, expecting to get my butt handed to me, I thought, "What the hell". So when the Light turn Green, I had one foot on the brake and other on the gas and release the brake with the left foot and slammed the gas with the right foot and I could hear my wheels squeal (for the first time) and off we went. Then to my surprise I ended up leaving this guy, I mean I pulled him and left him doing nearly 70 before we hit the next light. So I ended up signaling and going into his lane and then turning to the right way before he got there.. WOW!! What a rush!! I know it was probably luck, but dang, first time I had gotten a challenge on a busy 4 lane with it being so freakin clear.. So I was on such a high from that I ran up to a nice CAMARO, who was running a bit faster than the speedlimit and I shot by him before he had a chance to react, LOL!! Anyways, that was my 15 seconds of fame on the Racelanes.. Just though I would share it with everyone, Like I said, don't laught, but that 2.4 Stratus, has a little punch, LOL!!!!