My buddy, Raymond McNeil, from Benson, NC, organized this nifty car show last Saturday, with the proceeds going to his church’s building fund, so I promised him I’d bring the Drag Illustrated Sprinter and set up a booth on Saturday morning.
As is the custom when traveling through Benson I always meet Raymond bright and early for breakfast at the local Waffle House, where Raymond (a life-long Benson resident) is a celebrity of sorts. And since I know Raymond, I too enjoy a very small amount of fame in Benson, particularly at our favorite eatery.
Well, after breakfast I followed Raymond to the car show and he directed me on where to park–and that’s when I spotted it: a booth being set-up that piqued my interest. To my surprise and delight, Raymond had invited, you guessed it, the local Waffle House to come out and set up a booth! I was attracted to this set up much the way a moth is to a porch light on a warm summer night, so I hastily went over to see what a Waffle House booth at a car show might possibly look like…and lucky for me I had Raymond with me!
The Waffle House worker in charge immediately began heaping all sorts of gifts on Raymond (naturally), but just because I was with him she decided that I had just enough celebrity status to score a hat, a travel mug and a t-shirt…although it was several sizes too big for me. Meanwhile, Raymond threw two large adult pigs on the grill and it was a good time for all!
After the car show broke up I drove over to Dunn-Benson Dragstrip where the IHRA Pro Am series was in full swing.
Every time I visit the town of Benson I’m always glad I did…and with some nice Waffle House merchandise to tote home with me it was possibly my most favorite trip to Benson ever!