People started to come early afternoon to settle in a shaded
spot on Main Street to see the annual parade of
NASCAR haulers. Displays were set up to show various
organizations' offerings; there was a stage with a country band
as well as a company offering cremation services for pets.
And then one could hear the sirens as the police and fire department
escorts led the contingent of 50-odd semis up Main Street where the trucks
parked two abreast and nose to tail so admirers of all shapes and ages
could walk among them to visit and take pictures for their
scrap books and their friends.
There were so many nice pictures to take and I probably missed
two-thirds of them. I get so enthralled by the beautiful
graphics, bright colors and polished chrome, I forget other
things. A local car club brought their street rods, made up primarily
of late 1940's Fords, it seems, so I was reminded of a 50's
era used car lot. The Dallara factory has just opened
across the street, with an interactive display showing the
construction processes of their racing cars, and another company
was offering rides around Speedway in either an
Indy two-seater or NASCAR automobile.
Of course, more pictures to come.