Hello, it's been a while.
Lug Nuts is still here, but mostly silent as I run in other directions, with the plans to come back here and do some things in the future. I hope to do some things like this in the future as I can and find time.
It's those odd things where you end up in just the right place at the right time, and this was definitely one of those. I was in the Georgetown area doing a shoot for a magazine, and heard about a 50th anniversary celebration for the Random Car Club. There was a lot of miscommunication about a lot of things, and in the end I ended up in their parking lot after the photoshoot. I was greeted by several buildings. These guys basically have a compound between a river and a cliff, and have been doing this for 50 years. Well, not exactly this, but something of this nature I suppose.
This club started out as a bicycle club, with kids riding about, holding meetings, and eating ice cream. This sounds about like my childhood, minus the meetings. I'm a little foggy on the transition between bike and car, but I assume it's much like mine. I discovered that just about everything is better with an engine.
The club still has one of its original members and is going strong. They hold regular meetings, have a working shop (without a spray booth), and several buildings filled with some cool cars. The night was getting dark, and the card in my camera was full, so pictures are a little sparse. If you can find the place, they might just let you see for yourself.
The fact that this club has been going for as long as it has is very impressive! They're not the oldest club in the country by over a decade, but the number of clubs that have been going this long are not all that common, so it's worth recognizing this achievement. Well done guys!