el mirage heat

El Mirage can become an addiction. Even though I'm not actively participating, I have to keep coming back. We usually get there the evening before, have some cold ones, soak up the atmosphere and camp on the lake bed. It's still as intriguing as the first time I went there. This time it was pretty damn hot, well that's probably what you'd expect from a mid-July weekend in the desert, so I wasn't too motivated to go overboard with taking photos. But the sight of an old lakester at the starting line with the wide open sky and the dusty lake bed as a backdrop never ceases to amaze me. This is where traditional hot rodding happens. This is where the magic is. If you think you'd like it too, check out the SCTA schedule. In the meantime, you can take a look at my gallery or enjoy the slideshow.

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  1. Nice work...I used to teach a class called Hot Rod History to middle school students...I tried so hard to get the message across how import this place is...thank you for capturing it and sharing.

  2. thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. by the way, I wish there had been a Hot Rod History class where I grew up. :)

  3. First Bellytank with Orange Chevy Pushwagon is Julio"Lefty" Hernandez of the Bean Bandits, Lance Dawes tightening Driver Mike Latus belts on starting line. Cool shots man. Thanks for sharing.