They say everything is bigger in Texas, and if you look at both the truck count and attendance figures for the National Hot Rod Diesel Association’s annual visit to the Lone Star State, you’d have to agree. Last year’s event was plagued by rainy and cold weather, which hurt attendance, but this year, the Eyes of Texas and the sunshine were upon the NHRDA at the Texas Motorplex, in Ennis, Texas, just outside of Dallas. (more…)
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There are moments in history when time stands still; the world halts its daily grind to watch and wait to see history unfold. These are the times where we all remember what we were doing and where we were when we heard or saw the events unfold or watched the news. A perfect example is the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Another one of the most-remembered tragedies in U.S. history is the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 23, 1963 in Dallas. For most of us, the series of events that followed on that fateful day are not only part of history, they are also etched in our minds forever. Many of us watched the accounts on television, saw the headlines about the death of a young president in newspapers, and looked at the emotionally gripping photos in both Time and Life magazine. It was a day, like others that followed, that has become frozen in time.
3rd Annual Desert Diesel Nationals
By Kevin Wilson
Photography: Chris Neprasch and Kevin Wilson
March Madness is typically associated with the pairing down of 64 NCAA basketball teams into championship rounds of competition. In Arizona, March Madness means baseball spring training with a whole host of major league teams coming to the Valley of the Sun to play Cactus League games against each other. For the past three years, March is the season opener for the NHRDA’s Desert Diesel Nationals at Speedworld, just north of Phoenix.
By Kevin Wilson
I’m sure everyone has seen the latest Geico Insurance commercial that features legendary country fiddler Charlie Daniels. A “Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling wannabe narrates something about Geico having cheap rates, and goes into “Does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?”
The camera then cuts to Charlie wailing away on a violin, broken bowstrings and all, at what looks to be a concert stage. As the camera pans out, he’s actually at a quiet table at a swanky restaurant while the restaurant violinist stands agasp. When Daniels finishes his performance, he utters the punch line: “That’s how you do it, son.” He then hands the fiddle back to the violinist and walks off, stealing a piece of bread off someone’s table on the way out. Classic.