Thursday, December 22, 2016

2016 Rods, Dubs & Blankets - Stop #1 Winchester Speedway

Well, we were able to do something we have been talking about for a long time during the month of November. Suede & Chrome sponsored the 2016 Rods, Dubs & Blankets Run. The day started with coffee and donuts at Monroe Central Junior-Senior High School in Parker City, Indiana. With a donation of a new or gently used blanket, participants received a map that included all the stops for the day.

The first stop of the Run was the Winchester Speedway. The speedway is one of the oldest tracks in the US, and at one time was known as the World's Fastest 1/2 mile. Lots of famous drivers cut their teeth on this track, including folks like Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin. Thanks to track owner Charlie Shaw for allowing us to visit the track, and providing the track historian to answer any and all of our questions.

The best part of our stop, was being allowed to take as many laps as we wanted in our vehicles. Granted, we were restricted to 45 miles an hour, but the thrill of taking the high banks in a vintage vehicle was very exciting!