Turkey Drag 2017

Once a year, Wind Point Park is transformed from a quiet haven on the lake into the travel destination for car/truck/hotrod enthusiasts. This year, the 13th Annual Turkey Drag took place from Dec. 1-3. Friday was a fairly quiet day. I rode around in the golf cart, getting a sneak peak at the early arrivals…(if you don’t really care about car show, at least scroll to the end for a good laugh!)

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I worked in the office from 12-4 and had a front row seat as the parade of vehicles rolled in. The event staff did an amazing job keeping the line moving.

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All 8 cabins, 15 shelters, 24 waterfront RV sites and 10 interior RV sites where rented to someone participating in the show. But there were also quite a few people who tent camped for the weekend. And one in particular camped in style…

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Since it is a car show, there is always last minute prepping to do before the vehicle is judged…

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The sunset Friday evening provided the perfect backdrop for photographing some of the vehicles…

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While some folks drove around checking out the competition, others enjoyed a campfire at their rigs…

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Saturday morning brought an onslaught of activity. While things were quiet in the office, the park buzzed with excitement. Spectators had plenty to see…

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While riding in the back of trucks was a popular way to see things, some people had more fun in their golf carts…

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Then again, some people just wanted to chill…

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But, if you really wanted to chill in style, you took your picnic table with you…

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Yep, you saw that correctly! A VW powered picnic table, complete with a beer drinking turkey!

Of course with so many people, the park staff kept busy making sure everything was as clean as we could keep it…

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Saturday afternoon brought a first for me – vehicle limbo…How low can you go?

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Of course, as with all car shows, the devil is in the details…

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Lucky for you, I don’t have an audio track to really give you the sense of being there. Competing sound systems and questionable song lyrics made me wish for some earplugs!

Sunday morning brought a respite from the noise as people were a little slow in starting their day…

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Some people were a little slower than others…

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Didn’t anyone ever warn them? What happens at the lake – ends up on the internet!

When the final count was done, there were 704 registered show vehicles, 2239 spectators and 14 vendors. It was a lot of fun, but I’m glad it only happens once a year!