As I was driving up the highway I like 3500rpm non stop for over 30 miles
It was good to get the car out finally. That was the first time I have taken it anywhere in 2 years. Hopefully by next year my wife will have had her kidney transplant and I can make it back and spend more time with everybody.
Hope all goes well with your wife's transplant. Sorry to miss you at this year's nationals. One annoyance I had about the show was that I didn't get a chance to meet many of the Nasty members. I saw the usual suspects (my 9th show) but I see posts from others who were there but didn't meet. My car was parked by the Nasty tent from 8 to 3 both days and I sat with it for several hours, but there is a lot more to do than sit with a car. I was wearing my Nasty shirt and hat yet not a single person came up to me and said "Hey NastyZ, me too!"
Maybe next year Mike can offer special Nationals shirts in a bright orange that will let members recognize each other in the building or on the show field. It's a great opportunity to meet other members and I'm disappointed I didn't see more of them. Hope to see some new people at next year's show.