The SCTA just recently held their El Mirage season opener and it didn’t disappoint. Surely you’ve heard of this majestic playa located north of Los Angeles. It’s a magical place with quite a hot rod history.

The recognized birth place of post-war hot rodding, El Mirage Dry Lake is both vast and steeped in speedy traditions. Remember Tony Thacker? Of course you do! Our favorite British import, Thacker-the-journalist has been filing some great stories for and was on hand for the festivities.

He filed this report