MCCM at the US43 Dragway

Words & Photos: Wes Oakes

If you live in the Middle Tennessee area and like car meets then you are likely well aware of Music City Car Meets (MCCM).   For those outside the area, they are an event-hosting organization run by a group of Nashville car enthusiasts.

This past Saturday MCCM hosted a meet at US 43 Dragway in Ethridge, TN.  This was a meet to attend for car enthusiasts of all walks .  Many are fond of MCCM for that very reason:  You’ll see imports, classics, muscle, euros, and even some American-made tuner cars.

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As the day started, a large group of regular MCCM attendees and vendors arrived, sponsors such as Uniform Lube and SLAMMEDEnuff? came all the way from Memphis to join in.

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DBR High Performance out of Spring Hill, TN provided trophies for the non-driving part of the meet to add some competition to the non-driving portion of the event.

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Some of the MCCM crew:

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Of course, those who wanted to run were allowed to do so.  The track staff was in attendance and opened the strip for runs around 11:00 am. Everybody was excited to watch and participate in some action.  All genres of cars ran, from imports to funny-cars (drag cars).

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I drove down to Ethridge with a group of friends from Murfreesboro, two of which decided to drive their LS drift cars.MCCM Spring 3-9-13 - US hwy 43 Drag Raceway

This terminator Cobra swapped, Eleanor themed beauty was a crowd favorite and earned DBR’s Best of Classic trophy.

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The rest of the parking lot proved quite diverse…

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Female daily driven R33:

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On the drag strip this LSX coupe was a big hit with the drift crowd. Although recently built and untuned, it ran really well.

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Everything from purpose built drag rails, to the family sedan joined it on track:

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Of course, when it comes to the love of cars and motorsports nobody is a better example than Gage Scarlett (his Mustang shown here). He recently survived a motorcycle crash that should have killed him, but he continues to work on his mustang and stay active in the community.

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The weather managed to hold up all day and in the end everybody enjoyed themselves, some left with trophies, and some left with a great respect for other genres of cars that aren’t native to their niche of automotive culture. The day was a success and we look forward to Music City Car Meets hosting more events as spring and summer rolls around.

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