Thursday, July 30, 2015

Harlech Banger Racing

We recently passed a sign advertising a banger racing event just north of our new hometown of Harlech.  After figuring out when it was taking place, we both raced home from work in our own bangers and joined a long queue trying to gain access to the car park to the event.

I was surprised at how busy it was (although, knowing nothing about cars or racing, I'm not sure what I was surprised at).  Hundreds of people, all milling about, grabbing coffees or hot dogs, and trying to gain a vantage point to watch the races.  We were handed a free programme through the car window and could see that there was a total of 39 entrants on the night, each sporting their own brightly painted jalopy.

Once racing got underway, the crowd got quite involved and there was a lot of clapping and cheering going on.  My aforementioned lack of car interest means I struggle to get excited about racing, but I found it to be quite good fun.   Plus, most of the drivers totally reminded me of myself on a Friday night after work....   That might explain that fine I just got from our trip back up to Scotland recently.    

Anyway, LT had a thoroughly delightful time, snapping away and taking as many action shots as he could.    I, on the other hand, was hoping for some gentle crashing to add to the excitement.

This is a bit of the night's action!

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let's go!
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seems to be going well, right?
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ruh roh...
harlech banger racing
don't worry...he was totally fine.
looks a bit like my car, to be honest.

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