Cheech & Chong famously parodied an assignment many of us had in school, a classic piece entitled “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” Well, it’s not over yet! We’re excited because with summer comes cruising, racing, parties, picnics, and gatherings of all kinds. It certainly seems like things have really geared up after last year, and folks are excited to get out and about. After the big Fourth of July weekend and other great summer days, I thought I would take you on a little tour, meeting people, and checking out cars and events with MAXmotive.

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At the Greenville Heritage Festival Super Cruise. Two signs that this is going to be a fun day. First a line of trailers greeted us when we got there. Looked like the pro pits!

At the Greenville Heritage Festival Super Cruise. Two signs that this is going to be a fun day. First a line of trailers greeted us when we got there. Looked like the pro pits!

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This might be fun.

This might be fun.

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The Greenville Heritage Days Super Cruise was just that. A great day with a huge crowd, cash awards, door prizes, even bottles of wine for participants. One of the best events I’ve seen in a long time.

The Greenville Heritage Days Super Cruise was just that. A great day with a huge crowd, cash awards, door prizes, even bottles of wine for participants. One of the best events I’ve seen in a long time.

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My buddy, Frankie Armon was interviewed by Lokar TV showing off his very cool blown Opel GT. Next to him is Jay Heestand’s over the top blown alcohol big block Chevelle! They highlighted the Cacklefest.

My buddy, Frankie Armon was interviewed by Lokar TV showing off his very cool blown Opel GT. Next to him is Jay Heestand’s over the top blown alcohol big block Chevelle! They highlighted the Cacklefest.

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Funny Car jockey Bobby Martin (Yours Truly. I like the term “Funny Car Jockey” because it justifies my diminutive stature) and the SuperCharger Top Alcohol Funny Car. 3200 Horsepower. On display at the cruise. Met lots of great folks and got to talk cars and racing, which I love to do.

Funny Car jockey Bobby Martin (Yours Truly. I like the term “Funny Car Jockey” because it justifies my diminutive stature) and the SuperCharger Top Alcohol Funny Car. 3200 Horsepower. On display at the cruise. Met lots of great folks and got to talk cars and racing, which I love to do.

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Meet and Greet in Greensville with lots of MAXmotive material to pass out. Folks loved our “Do Not Touch” cards in two sizes.

Meet and Greet in Greensville with lots of MAXmotive material to pass out. Folks loved our “Do Not Touch” cards in two sizes.

7 Goodguys Crowd

Our car show guru Mike Tarquinio attended 2021 Goodguys in Columbus. This is just a small sample of the action there, a tradition in the region for many years.

Our car show guru Mike Tarquinio attended 2021 Goodguys in Columbus. This is just a small sample of the action there, a tradition in the region for many years.

8 Leaving Goodguys

Goodnight Sweetheart, it’s time to go. Another Columbus Goodguys in the books.

Goodnight Sweetheart, it’s time to go. Another Columbus Goodguys in the books.

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This is the BMX track in South Hills PA. The Nationals here is a huge event!! Thousands of participants from 5 to 65. (This is literally the age range of the classes.) I was invited to speak in the morning. Racing for four days!

This is the BMX track in South Hills PA. The Nationals here is a huge event!! Thousands of participants from 5 to 65. (This is literally the age range of the classes.) I was invited to speak in the morning. Racing for four days!

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The World’s Tiniest Race Driver. This little cutie immediately struck a pose and a smile for the camera. No doubt she’s been there before. Hard to imagine this little one negotiating the wavy BMX course, but she did it!

The World’s Tiniest Race Driver. This little cutie immediately struck a pose and a smile for the camera. No doubt she’s been there before. Hard to imagine this little one negotiating the wavy BMX course, but she did it!

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A more seasoned BMX rider between heats. These guys are serious and tour the country. The sleeve says it all!

A more seasoned BMX rider between heats. These guys are serious and tour the country. The sleeve says it all!

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On to the NHRA Cavalcade of Stars at America’s Racetrack in Norwalk OH. As you can see, some of the competitors really rough it out there. Good to see that they could scrape a little together to go racing. (See previous blog on Deals (race transporters)

On to the NHRA Cavalcade of Stars at America’s Racetrack in Norwalk OH. As you can see, some of the competitors really rough it out there. Good to see that they could scrape a little together to go racing. (See previous blog on Deals (race transporters)

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A Stock Eliminator Challenger. C/SA. These cars are amazingly stock. Full interior, even stuff like power windows. This one will run mid-10s all day long. The Ross Family has a fleet of Mopar race cars, some vintage, some modern, all beautiful.

A Stock Eliminator Challenger. C/SA. These cars are amazingly stock. Full interior, even stuff like power windows. This one will run mid-10s all day long. The Ross Family has a fleet of Mopar race cars, some vintage, some modern, all beautiful.

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A Stratus Funny Car. No, not that Muldowney.

A Stratus Funny Car. No, not that Muldowney.

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Go Fast. Take Chances. On the hood of Tony Bartone’s championship winning Funny Car. Tony was never afraid to take chances and is a very successful businessman. (See previous blog “Wisdom from Cars”)

Go Fast. Take Chances. On the hood of Tony Bartone’s championship winning Funny Car. Tony was never afraid to take chances and is a very successful businessman. (See previous blog “Wisdom from Cars”)

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What it’s all about. DJ Cox in the Winner’s Circle. Man in the patriotic shirt is track owner Bill Bader Jr, one of the all-time great track owners and event promoters.

What it’s all about. DJ Cox in the Winner’s Circle. Man in the patriotic shirt is track owner Bill Bader Jr, one of the all-time great track owners and event promoters.