I started researching because I seemed to recall having seen some You Tube video about a Shelby parade at Big Bend in a previous year. It was pure chance that we were there at the "right time" this year.
This is what I found out. Terlingua Racing Team
“WE LOVE FAST CARS, HANGING OUT AND RIDING MOTORCYCLES ALONGSIDE THE RIO GRANDE, LEAVING NOTHING BUT DUST AND A TRAIL OF ARMADILLOS IN OUR WAKE - WHERE NOTHING MATTERS BUT A COLD BEER, A TALL TALE AND A DAMN GOOD BOWL OF CHILI. WE ARE THE ONE AND ONLY TRT FAMILY.
The special edition traces its roots back to the 1960’s when the Terlingua Racing Team sported similarly colored Shelby prepared Mustangs.
The driver of a cobalt blue Ford Raptor pickup that followed wasn’t quite so slick. Fishtailing off the course, he took out a large agave, instantly earning the nickname “Cactus Killer” from onlookers.
Terlingua 16, as the weekend event was called, drew about a 100 people and more than 50 hot cars, including one from Canada. In years past, Shelby buffs have come from England, Germany and the Netherlands.
Someone also had a cool flying thing there, whether it's a helicopter or a drone I don't have a clue, but they were flying it over the "race course".
So the weekend was filled with loud engines and parades of cars through both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, as well as various races and special activities for the group and most of it was at the Maverick Golf Course Resort and Maverick RV Ranch part of the resort. It was interesting and a good distraction from the disappointment and worry about the truck.
Thanks for reading along, hope to give you some good news in the next post. Smiles, Sue C