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Event Coverage ECTA Maxton Monster Mile May 22-23, 2010

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by robt500, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. robt500
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    I took a weekend trip through the southeastern United States to go see a land speed racing event put on by the East Coast Timing Association in Maxton, NC. The Maxton Monster Mile is a one mile paved course on an abandoned runway at the still functional Laurinburg/Maxton Airport. The facility, a former Army Airbase, was built in 1942 as a training base for gliders. Pretty cool stuff and this was my first experience at a land speed event. I took a ton of pictures and I've chosen a few to share with my fellow HAMBers. these first few show the general scene (out in the middle of nowhere at an airport)
     

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  2. robt500
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    entry fees for spectators are cheap and provide all access... even still, I couldn't get a good picture of the RMR uncovered
     

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  3. robt500
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    the racers were approachable for the most part, all I could get out of the driver of the esslinger 4 powered ranchero was, "still too lean..."
     

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  4. robt500
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    I was there on saturday and the weather was nice for racing. The sun was incredibly bright and I had no idea what my pictures were gonna turn out like. I'm not a photographer by any means... just enjoying the scene
     

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  5. robt500
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    the Rolling Bones guys were there
     

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  6. robt500
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    cool cruisers abound...
     

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  7. robt500
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    XXO buick
     

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  8. robt500
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    If anyone recognizes any HAMB cars please point them out. I've got my copy of the rule book, now...
     
  9. willymakeit
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    My plans are to go to Maxton and Bonneville next year. Love the photos.
     

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