What is it about the Fall Street Machine Nationals and rain? It seems that Mother Nature sabotages this event every year. But in typical Midwestern fashion, she may dampen the fairgrounds, but she never succeeds in dampening the spirits of the participants. This year's O'Reilly Auto Parts- sponsored event started with scattered showers all of Friday, September 12th, that culminated in some rain on Saturday morning. But it went away, the ground dried, and the party began.
As usual, the Nats featured a whole slew of family-oriented entertainment including fairgrounds cruising, the Castrol Syntec Werx Motorsports dyno challenge, burnout contests on Saturday and Sunday, video games (in the O'Reilly tent), and the Miss Street Machine Nationals contest (OK, so maybe this one doesn't qualify as family entertainment, but it was entertaining nonetheless), as well as the Manufacturers Midway. The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, located in Springfield, Missouri, provided the perfect backdrop for a car show of this quality and magnitude. We're looking forward to next year's event but hope the weather's a little kinder.