It’s that time of year again (or it was yesterday, at least), when the temps rise and hot rods from all over the southwest leave their garages on a pilgrimage to North Star Dragway in Sanger, Texas for the annual Texas Thaw car show and drag races, which benefits the USO and Unite for Troops.
This event draws a bigger crowd each year, and proves the nay-sayers that carry on about drag racing being on the decline wrong. The track was packed and cars filled with spectators consistently filed in all day long. We took our 63 Chevy C10 for some racing fun, and I brought along the camera bag to capture, as best is possible, the sensory overload of the day.
It really doesn’t matter what your automotive taste is, there is something for everyone. From traditional classics to the outright weird, full-on racecars to subtle cruisers, the ‘Thaw has it all.
We managed to grab a few win lights with the truck, and kept the attitude for the day light by not worrying about the timeslips (which were a bit off of what we were hoping for). Overall, there’s nothing like the Texas Thaw, and we can’t wait for next year.
Check out the full gallery of photos from Texas Thaw 2014 by clicking any of the images above, or at the Shutterspeed Photo Site: