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Motorcross Over Augusta

During May the City of Augusta hosts the ‘Thunder Over Augusta’, an event downtown that celebrates Armed Forces Day.  We have large military population in town because of nearby Fort Gordon, and it’s always great to celebrate those who defend our country with family friendly events.  This year the event was held at the Augusta Common and spread all the way over Reynolds Street to the Riverwalk.  There were all sorts of food and drink vendors and fun stuff for kinds like a huge bounce slide.  They also had a great car show with all sorts of classic cars and trucks.

I especially liked this ‘General Lee’ Charger from the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’.

The real showcase of the event is the fireworks display. It is supposed to be as big, if not bigger than the 4th of July fireworks show.  One of the bridges over the Savannah River is closed down so they can shoot directly over the water and the pyrotechnics are amazing.

This year they also featured another treat, motorcross riders on Reynolds Street. I am beyond impressed with what these guys could do on their bikes. They had ramps set up and were doing jumps and flips right on top of the crowd. It was great!

I even caught a little video of some of their tricks!

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Classic Car Show

The first weekend in November had gorgeous weather, so we headed to Washington Road to check out the Fall Pumpkin Run Car Show sponsored by the CSRA Road Angels. We were in for a treat!  The show nearly took up the entire parking lot and the cars ranged from antique Corvettes and Cadillacs to a Lotus. The care and detail that has been put into some of the cars we saw was amazing!  Some cars even had really authentic touches, like this one with a tray from the drive-in!

There were folks from all over the place at this show, and even one car that calls Alaska home!  It was great to get out see so many beautiful cars and appreciate the hard work it took to bring them back to their former beauty.

Some people really had amazing stories about their cars.  We ran into some friends who were showing their 1970 Camaro.  The car had previously belonged to their brother and had been lovingly restored after he passed away.  It was a really great tribute, and the car even won best in class!  Here I am beside the bright orange car:

If you are into classic cars or just enjoy getting out and seeing all the great things Augusta has to offer, you should check out some of the upcoming shows hosted by the CSRA Road Angels.  They also host the First Friday car show downtown from April to October. You can find more information and a complete schedule of car-friendly events on their website at www.roadangelsaugusta.com .

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