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 up north 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 totally separate 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 show and shine held the Saturday before the big race. And while it was impossible to find a speck of dirt anywhere on the General's finest during the judging, Sunday was the day to tear it up and get down and dirty in front of the Christmas tree at Sacramento Raceway. VETTE Magazine was there and enjoyed the 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 our coverage and be sure to check out www.nccacorvettes.org for more details.

VETTE MAGIC 29 WINNERS
King of The Hill Low E.T.
Jamie Hendrix/NCCA Ray Lillard
Longest Distance Club Par
Glen Goodwin Santa Clara Corvettes
Bracket # 1 Bracket # 2
1st Ray Lillard 1st David Ireland
Santa Clara
Corvettes
2nd Dan McKeown 2nd Randy Scott
3rd Keith Paulson 3rd Robert Duchmann
4th Ron Comes 4th Scott Treytl
Bracket # 3 Bracket # 4
1st Curtis Riva 1st Hal Smith
2nd Mike 2nd Andrew Pulizzi
Central Calif.
Corvette Club
3rd Tom Wilheim 3rd Tom Hutchinson
Santa Cruz Corvettes
4th Erin Tuscan 4th Tom West