We didn’t have a large turn out, probably due to the threat of rain, but our small group had a lot of fun. Those who stayed home missed out!
I was the first to arrive at the designated meeting spot, followed shortly after by Tom (jobbob). At that point, we had a pair of Redline 3-Coat Pearls, which was soon to become a trio with the arrival of Rick and Laurie. Jarid (Stella 2011) was the last to join us, adding a splash of color as his Toxic Orange SRT8 broke up the Redline Club.
As soon as we hit the road, it started to rain, and it continued off and on throughout the cruise. So naturally all of our clean cars were dirty by the time we arrived at our destination — the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. And of course the rain stops as soon as we get there.
We then spent the next hour or so walking around the museum. None of us had been there before, and I was pleasantly surprised by how many cars they had on display and how much there was to see. I’m not much of a racing fan, but it was still really cool to see all the cars up close and to see all of the other memorabilia.
Perhaps the highlight of the day was at the conclusion of our museum tour… the staff asked if we would like to pull our Challengers into the “winner’s circle” in front of the museum for a photo op–which we quickly accepted. The museum staff were very friendly and accommodating; they even allowed my 13-year-old son to sit in a couple of the race cars, which is something he’ll remember for a long, long time!
After taking a ton of pictures, we walked across the street to a Mexican restaurant called The Fajita Grill, where we enjoyed a delicious lunch and talked about cars (and motorcycles).
Then it was back to the winner’s circle to do a comparison of the V8 Challengers’ exhaust notes before finally going our separate ways for the rest of the day.
All in all it was a very nice outing, and I was happy to meet some new Challenger friends. Thanks to everyone who attended! We’ll be organizing the next event soon, so be sure to join up and help make the next one great as well!