If there were a 'Best Appearing Car' trophy to be handed out, it should have gone to none other than Rocky Ausec and his SOLID ROCK Mustang.

The always approachable Rocky was on hand plugging the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit in general, and their 10th anniversary race in particular. Coming to Keystone Raceway Park in Pennsylvania on July 15th, circle it on your calendArs race fans. With a projected THIRTY-TWO funny cars to be in attendance, and commentary by none other than Drag Racing Online’s own Editor at Large, Bret Kepner, it promises to be UNBELIEVABLE!

Several of the Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stocks were in attendance, and Brotha, THOSE guys always have spotless hot rods and can be counted on to put on an entertaining show. The east end of the hall had an awesome "racers swap meet" chock-full of every kind of part, vintage swag and 'man-cave MUSTS' for the racer or fan. One thing that caught my eye was a lobby-poster for the '70s racing chestnut BURNOUT, which I roasted on "an open fire" right here some time ago. (Chestnut...roasted, open fire...thassa JOKE, son!! Try and keep up with me here, BOY!!) Neither the car shown, Bill Pryor in Jim Narramore’s fueler, nor any of the scantily clad women also on the poster EVER appeared in the movie!

For some mysterious reason, I now have the craving for an Onion Blossom, so as soon as I wrap this up, I'm gonna beat-feet to the local Texas RoadHouse for some lunch. Again, I suggest you check out the Hot Rodders Of Tomorrow program over at the Winners Circle website. And another thank you to Tom Stockenberg and his gang, you sure know how to throw a clambake, and make a fellow feel welcome.

Until next month, I AM Chicago Jon, time once again to say "waitress, we'll start with a round of margaritas...." No, WAIT!! That’s later today; time to say...C-YAAAA!! [03/08/17]