There has been a marked return to simplicity in the hot rodding world over the last few years. Events like the Race of Gentlemen and others have really gotten people into looking at hot rods as devices for fun and relaxation rather than as killer competition vehicles. Following along in this same vein, there was an event held in Colorado last year that really captured the same ethos and it looks like it was a really fun time. The Hot Rod Dirt Drags in Monte Vista, Colorado drew out cars from all over the western part of the USA and they came to hang out and go fast on the eighth mile dirt drag strip that was carved into some land at a classic Drive-In Theater. Yes, this thing combined the coolness of old style drag racing with the allure of a drive-in. Heavenly for sure.

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