At long last, Memorial Day weekend. The pools are open, the grills are fired up, and last (but certainly not least) show season 2012 is FINALLY well underway.
Like the other 111 million people last Sunday I was surrounded by friends, family and finger food as we watched the Super Bowl. I love watching a good game and the Super Bowl always takes the cake with the balance of skill and pressure taking the field. Another great thing about the super bowl is the commercials. This year I have to say that the car ads took the crown. I loved the Acura ad with Jerry Seinfield and Jay Leno. The 2012 Chevy "apocalypse" ad had me laughing out loud, and Volkswagens "The Dog Strikes Back" had me reminiscing about taking my old terrier for rides in my own Beetle.
What an exciting year it has been for local gear heads! As we head into the holiday season it unfortunately means are garaged treasures will un-willingly go into storage until spring. This year however we have a lot to look forward too for the 2012 show season. The construction of the NEW Mid America Raceway is FINALLY underway, and last I heard there was some exciting news about Gateway across the river. I can't speak for everyone that works on their ride, but I find myself rather depressed this time of year. Yes I love the holidays: friends, family, food it's all great but the thought of not being able to cruise the back roads with the windows down, roof rolled back, blasting some old school rock is like a fish surviving a week out of water for me.
In the meantime, having gone through this process a number of years now, I know I will spend the next few months "improving my ride". I remember a movie where one of my favorite lines is "some guys spend more time and money on their car in a week, and then they do on their wife and kids in a year". Currently don't have either, but I know I will be spending more time and effort on my ride over the winter months than is truly necessary. Then again why shouldn't I?