If there's one thing VETTE Magazine loves, aside from Corvettes, it's FAST Corvettes. While not a prerequisite for getting our attention, you'll have it when you speed by doing low 11s, or better yet, 9s.

That's why I made it a point to head upnorth to Sacramento, California, for the annual Vette Magic All-Corvette Drags and Car Show. Held this past June 5th and 6th, Vette Magic is sure to please anyone wanting a to spend a little time around the faster half of the hobby. While I have nothing against the weekend tire shiners and NCRS members, there's something that they can't provide and that's near block-cracking power or a great big booooyah! Watching a C1 smoke a C5 on the dragstrip is enough to bring tears to the eyes this Associate Editor (mostly from the tire smoke). I'm also quite sure that this is enough to bring tears to the eyes of any diehard restorer--but for totallyseparate reasons. And that's one thing you won't see at Vette Magic--bone stock. Yep, the Corvettes at this event have been cut up, glued together, driven hard, and put away hot.

But that won't stop this group of people from shining up their best for a judged showand shine held the Saturday before thebig race. And while it was impossible tofind a speck of dirt anywhere on the General's finest during the judging, Sunday was theday to tear it up and get down and dirty in front of the Christmas treeat Sacramento Raceway. VETTE Magazine was there and enjoyedthe hospitality that this fine group of people had to offer. If you weren't, you should have been. But you'll have another chance coming up in 2005. Until then, enjoy ourcoverage and be sure to check outwww.nccacorvettes.org for more details.