Great planning, a phenomenal facility, and a great staff really extended the welcome to enthusiasts of all ages. Great planning, a phenomenal facility, and a great staff really extended the welcome to en Year One is one of the more notable names when it comes to musclecar restoration and performance components. And it was back in '01 that Year One hosted the first Bristol Bash in order to commemorate its 20th anniversary. In the short two years since the inaugural event, the Bristol Bash has quickly gained a reputation for being a must-attend automotive enthusiast event for the entire family. While this certainly doesn't sound like an easy feat, Year One provides specially marked-off areas to safely entertain kids in playgrounds that are overflowing with exciting activities, from enormous slides to wall climbing. For the drag racers, everything from bracket racing to specialty classes are offered, and if you're more of a show-and-shine buff, they had you covered with a number of show categories to choose from. It doesn't end there, as celebrities throughout the industry are easily accessible and on hand during the entire weekend. In addition to drag racing, the local SCCA chapter designed and operated the autocross course portion of the event, allowing everyone to blast between the cones after a basic tech inspection. Here's RSE competitor George Doughtie and his '79 AMC Spirit GT negotiating through the course. Yes, it's an AMC, and yes, it was impressive! In addition to drag racing, the local SCCA chapter designed and operated the autocross cou If that isn't enough to entice you to start making arrangements for this year's Bristol Bash, keep in mind that it's also become the home for our Real Street Eliminator program, making it an excellent opportunity to meet and talk cars with the Car Craft staff and potentially have your street machine shot for an upcoming feature. To get the details on this year's Bristol Bash from Year One, just log onto the Net at www.yearone.com or call 800/YEAR-ONE. Trust us, it's an event you don't want to miss! The swap meet section had a wide range of parts ranging from miscellaneous odds and ends to Camaro rollers and complete Corvette LS1 engines. The swap meet section had a wide range of parts ranging from miscellaneous odds and ends t It's still hard to believe, but we were given the opportunity to make laps around the famous Bristol Speedway in former Busch Series cars. Those naysayers who claim NASCAR is boring couldn't be further from the truth. The lateral g's are absolutely intense, and the side-by-side action at high speeds from inside the car is unforgettable. It's still hard to believe, but we were given the opportunity to make laps around the famo The Factory Appearing Stock Tire (F.A.S.T.) drag series was definitely a crowd-pleaser. Internal engine modifications are allowed, however all competitors must utilize factory-sized rubber and retain most of the factory aesthetics and exhaust tone. And while we witnessed the runs ourselves, we couldn't get over how "stock" they truly appeared to be, yet most were consistently able to drop well into the 11-second zone. The Factory Appearing Stock Tire (F.A.S.T.) drag series was definitely a crowd-pleaser. In Former Top Stock Eliminator legend Roger Lindamood and his '65 "Color Me Gone" Dodge were on site handing out autographs and reminiscing the early days of drag racing. Former Top Stock Eliminator legend Roger Lindamood and his '65 "Color Me Gone" Dodge were Special thanks goes to Year One's President Kevin King, along with Pat Staton, Keith Maney, and the entire Year One staff for integrating our Real Street Eliminator competition with the annual Bristol Bash program. Special thanks goes to Year One's President Kevin King, along with Pat Staton, Keith Maney 1 | 2 | » | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!