The sun begins to sink below the grandstands giving the sky a unique pink tint as the last few racers back their speed machines off of the trailers. The couple hundred trailers in the pits would soon be accompanied by over 1,000 show cars and countless spectators. It is Friday evening before a massive joint event at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
Two southern California iconic companies, In-N-Out Burger and Hot Rod Magazine, have come together to celebrate their shared 70th anniversary.
Don Harrison is a 76-year-old veteran drag racer who attended the event with his grandson. He stressed the importance of events like this to promote and encourage racing in a safe manner while still keeping the culture and history of racing alive.