While our Hard Left Turn crew continues to recover from their Turkey comas over the Thanksgiving holiday - apparently, Pete McCole had to fight his pack of Pugs over the turkey, much like the "Old Man" and the neighborhood dogs in the classic movie A Christmas Story - we're happy to bring you an encore presentation of one of our favorite shows from this year.
Back on August 22, AccessWDUN Motorsports Editor Brandon Reed traveled to Mooresville, North Carolina, and the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame. That's where Brandon met up with follow Hard Left Turn hosts Pete McCole and Amy Henderson. And the nice folks at the NCARHOF were kind enough to let them record the August 26 podcast from the theater room at the Hall.
The only bump in the road came just as they started recording, when the heavens opened up and torrential downpour came down outside. That led to some noise you may hear from the building's metal roof, but as Brandon said, "We can ony worry about the things we can control. Everything else, we just deal with."
With that in mind, our intrepid trio sat down (well, Pete and Amy sat. Brandon had to stand to be near the laptop to record) and discussed a variety of things, including:
-How impressive the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame is, and how helpful and friendly the all-vounteer staff at the 501(c)3 non-profit is.
-Some of our favorite items in the Hall, and some of our favorite stories that came to mind.
-Earlier in the day, Pete and Brandon traveled to Kannapolis, North Carolina and Scott's Collectibles, a memorabilia shop owned by Scott Haas. They spoke at length with Scott about the history of racing collectibes, some of our favorites, and how a store like that can stay afloat in the day of online sales. Oh, and Brandon dropped some coin on some choice items. You can see one of them in the photo gallery.
Special thanks to the folks at the NCARHOF and Scott's Collectibles for making this favorite show of ours possibe.
Next week, we'll be back with a fresh Hard Left Turn podcast, as we'll have a look at news from the NASCAR Cup Championship celebration in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as from the Snowball Derby asphalt Super Late Model race from Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.