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Car Show: March Meet 2016

March Meet 2016

Bakersfield, CA
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz

The Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet

“Here Comes the Rain Again”  (Eurythmics ’84)


at the Auto Cub Famoso Raceway


March 3-6, 2016

Story and Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz


    Rain was the headliner of the 58th Annual Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet, a huge 4-day action packed event at the Auto Club Raceway at Famoso, near Bakersfield, CA. filled with nitro burning funny cars, dragsters, hot rods, and a relatively weak performance of rain.  Saturday had some rain and Sunday had a big rain that stopped the racing for almost 2 hours.  This is the first race of the Hot Rod Heritage Series and the Famoso crew worked their tail off to keep the track running, and all the classes finished.

     But there is more to the March Meet than drag racing. From a car show, clothing, automotive swap meet treasures to manufacturers midway, there is something for everyone at the March Meet.  Vendors from far and wide lined vendor row offering products ranging from crate motors, t-shirts, rims, tools, chassis as well as a wide range of products geared towards female shoppers. No matter how many times you walk up and down vendor row, you’re sure to discover something new.

     Once at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway you won’t have to wander outside the gates to have a euphoric experience. Past parties thrown in the Pits and in the campgrounds have been of epic proportions. Fire up a fuel car at 2am? Sure, no noise ordinance or curfew here. The rock bands performing on a temporary stage complete with giant amps and light show?  Been there. Done that.  You never know what is going to be happening during the evening.  Definitely something you want to put on your itinerary if you're looking for the whole “March Meet” experience.

      In the “Grove”, behind the grandstands, the beautiful Show & Shine cars stretched the length of the track. The “Rat/Vintage Rodders” occupied their usual spot at the end of the grandstands.  The weather was perfect for the Hot Rod Heritage Series season opener, where 400+ racers, competed in 15 classes. The show also included 3 awesome Jet Cars!

     Fans were able to mingled with the racers and hot rods all while enjoying food and drinks.  Drag racing celebrities on-hand included, Ron Capps, Tommy Ivo, Isky, Bob Muravez, Leon Fitzgerald, Del & Dad Worsham, Cruz Pedregon, Gary Densham, Steve & Gloria Gibbs, Dave Wallace Jr., and many others.


Thanks for the Show!

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