RPM NATIONALS 2020 - Santa Margarita Ranch
HOT CARS|Vol 5, Issue No.1, Fall 2020
It was touch and go there for a while. We all followed the RPM Nationals on Instagram waiting to hear if there was going to be a 2020 event? Then word came that they were going to have the event but were not sure if spectators were going to be allowed. So again we patiently waited to find out if it was going to be a racers-only event.

The event organizers were told it had to be racers only. That meant no car show, no swap meet, no vendors, and a big loss of revenue! But the organizers wanted to preserve the history of the event and decided to hold the racers-only event. So everyone showed up with their face masks on and put on one hell of a race!

ABOVE: Early morning on the Ranch @favcoast in his 1932 Ford truck, he was not taking hay to the cows. He was getting ready to race this mostly original truck at the Santa Margarita Ranch at RPM Nationals Flathead Drags. I think Frank may have caught the race bug as he was thinking about doing some engine upgrades.

ABOVE: Tim McMaster’s dog Rosie can just taste the victory in the air! Tim’s little red roadster went on to win its class!

ABOVE & TOP: This was one of my favorites, the red wheels and grille just popped with the gloss black paint!

ABOVE: This young racer looks like he’s ready to go!

ABOVE: @svm99T had his Dad’s speedster running great. This beautiful car looks like it just rolled out of a museum.

ABOVE: @gcustom’s track nose roadster always blows me away! This sucker looks like it should be running in Bonneville. Is he ever going to paint it? I think not.

ABOVE: There was a large group of photographers in attendance.

ABOVE: Last minute prep before the race.

ABOVE: @rickthecarfixer brought this rail, the old Outsiders club car known as “The Thing.” It has been rebuilt by Rick (with a few minor updates) and now runs under the “Aces” car club banner.

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