A Weekend “Out West”

Not the “wild west”, but the western part of Virginia.

Motor Man and I got a very early start on Saturday: a beautiful morning with just the right amount of fog at sunrise.


There’s just something about a sunrise with fog over a cotton field. Since, as I mentioned, we were traveling west, Motor Man made a u-turn so I could get these pictures.


We dipped below the state line for a quick visit to Reidsville, North Carolina for their annual classic car show and street festival.


Then we crossed back over the state line and went to Martinsville, VA to get our credentials for The Valley Star 300, the “Super Bowl of Late Model racing”, which took place Sunday.  Two of Motor Man’s engine customers were entered in the race as well as several other drivers that we know.

We stayed overnight in the area, and returned to the track Sunday morning.  Our seats for the race were high in the grandstands with a great view of the track.


We sat with friends of ours who live not far from Martinsville (one of Motor Man’s engine building buddies and his family). Their son-in-law took a picture for us.


Noise-muffling headset: check.  Pit pass wrist band: check.  Sunglasses: check. Motor Man’s hat….huh?


It was a beautiful weekend: sunny and temps in the 70’s.  One of Motor Man’s customers finished 25th after having some difficulties. The other ran in the top ten all day, and was about to take third place on the last lap…..and ran out of fuel. So disappointing for his team, but we were proud of the great job they did to have a good run in such a competitive field .

After the race, we drove home, arriving just before midnight.  We had the Full Harvest Moon as our view all the way. And although this isn’t a great picture (moon pictures are tricky for me even when taken with a tripod, much especially from a car window at 60 mph), I liked the softness of it.


It was a fast-paced weekend, but nice to enjoy such pretty scenery, “root on” our engine customers and spend time with friends.

~These Days Of Mine~

7 responses to “A Weekend “Out West”

  1. What a wonderful weekend it looks like you and Motor Man had. Congrats on running so competitively. You were definitely appropriately attired. And I think the last picture is my favorite – almost like a painting.

  2. The last one here is my favorite, as well – but a great series showcasing the weekend ! It feels like Autumn has come to TheseDays with this post – even though it’s a bit like summer out there today ….

  3. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a fun weekend you two had. I love all the pictures but my favorite is you with Motor Man’s had on.

  4. Sounds like a fun filled weekend!

  5. Magnificent weekend. Pretty photos. You and MM have such fun adventures. 🙂

  6. Super photos…….looks like you had a lot of fun…….!


  7. And have beautiful weather, too! MM’s hat isn’t a bad look on you. 😀

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