The Engines Roar

Can you hear that rumble?

It’s coming from Thunder Alley, sponsored by the NHRA Motorsports Museum, and back by popular demand!

If you love anything fuel injected, engine exposed, or are just into gorgeous classic style cars, why are you still reading this?  Owners and former racers bring their babies for you to see and marvel at.

Have a seat in the helicopter on display at the Air Force Flight Museum, and gawk or gaze in wonder at the other machinery and flying marvels they’ve brought for you to see.  Don’t worry….nothing is armed!

Marvel at the dragsters, both the ones for adults, and those made for children!  I have to admit, the thought that 10-year-olds are going up to 85 miles per hour makes me wonder what I’ve been doing with my life!

Other exhibits include military vehicles, Drag safaris, trucks, and even boats!

Remember, Thunder Alley drives off into the sunset on our last day, September 27th.  Speed (not really!) on down before they’re gone!!

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Holy Hole in a Texas Donut Batman!

batmobile3If you haven’t seen it, the original Batmobile from the 1960s Batman television series is on display at the NHRA Museum here at the Fair. If only the Dynamic Duo were sitting in it. Call me odd, but Adam West – sigh! Holy young girl’s heart fawning over a man in tights Batman!


batmobileRiddle me this Bat fans – who played the Riddler in the television series? The first to email me at will win a Fair sweatshirt. Include your name, complete address, phone number, and size. Good Luck Bat fans!


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80 Days and Counting!

Yes, that’s what I said. Eighty days until the L.A. County Fair. 80. Eight-zero. Ate-eeeee! My list of what I’m looking forward to continues:

  • Hot Dog on a Stick (of course, had to put that first!)
  • Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum (cool Hot Rods)
  • Ice-cold chocolate milk at FairView Farms
  • Chamois sold in the Shopping Place (how do you wash a car without these?)
  • Little baby piglets in FairView Farms
  • Little baby goats in FairView Farms, who climb on top of each other like little goat mountains
  • Big Holstein cows in FairView Farms, waiting to be milked on site. I think they’re beautiful and they already have the two best fashion colors built in – white and black
  • All the rabbits in FairView Farms, so soft, so cuddly
  • The bugs in Fairview Farms, and I don’t mean the ant trail along the barn doors. I mean Mrs. Millipede’s Insect Barn. They aren’t cute, they aren’t cuddly (unless you’re a 9-year-old boy or girl who likes creepy crawlies) but they sure are interesting!
  • Apple Tower drizzled with caramel
  • A Jacuzzi at a great price
  • The horse shows at Cavalcade of Horses – so many beautiful horses!

 Ah, the list goes on. Now that we’re into summer full force, the days will really start to zip by. L.A. County Fair banners will be up across our neighboring cities soon. The End of Summer Concert Series and Adrenalin Nights acts will be announced in mid-July.  It’s all coming together!

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