Sunday, May 15, 2022

Dead Man's Curve

"I was cruisin' in my Sting Ray late one night..."

"When an XK-E pulled up on my right..."

"He rolled down the window of his shiny new Jag..."

"And challenged me then and there to a drag
I said, "You're on, buddy, my mill's runnin' fine
Let's come off the line now, at Sunset and Vine
But I'll throw you one better if you've got the nerve
Let's race all the way
To Dead Man's Curve"

Dead Man's Curve, it's no place to play
Dead Man's Curve, you best keep away
Dead Man's Curve, I can hear 'em say
Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve

The street was deserted late Friday night
We were buggin' each other while we sat out the light
We both popped the clutch when the light turned green
You should of heard the whine from my screamin' machine
I flew past LaBrea, Schwab's, and Crescent Heights
And all the Jag could see were my six tail lights...

"Six tail lights?" 

I thought Jan and Dean were the square ones and it was the Beach Boys who were on the dope?

Clicking to embiggenate will get lots of detail. Shot with a 36MP Nikon D800, you can practically read the tag on the driver's shirt.

Purists shudder at the thought.

Here, have some cheesy Sunday morning car nerd music...