Just pulling into the parking lot of the Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals gets my adrenaline pumping. There are cool cars everywhere and I can hear the angry roar of high-performance engines and screeching tires from the autocross course.
The event is a two-day festival of horsepower. It’s open to any type or year of vehicle. The car just has to be cool. It’s a great opportunity for the owners of these machines to meet up and celebrate the cars they love. And the fans of modern muscle cars came out enforce to show off their new Camaros, Mustangs, Challengers, Chargers and Corvettes, as well as compete in the autocross, dyno and burnout contests.
This year, the fourth annual event took place at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, home of NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) drag racing since the 1950s and the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. And it was huge, attracting cars and enthusiasts from all over the country, including the east coast. Everyone had a blast.