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Monday, March 17, 2008

Swamp Buggy Races

Waiting for the Start
Ready, Set, GO
The green flag drops And They're OFF
Entering the Course
Best Seat in The House
Three times annually, the Florida Sports Park in Naples hosts the Swamp Buggy Races. It is a good ole redneck sport and it's a blast. The tradition goes back to old Florida where they built souped up "swamp buggies" to get around what was then jungle. Eventually the competitive spirit raised it's head and they were racing them through a water filled mud hole with dips and turns in it. Danged if I have a picture of her this time around, but each year they Crown some lovely young lady, "the Swamp Buggy Queen". She wears a tiara and a pretty gown and makes the announcements at the races. At the end of the two day event, the winner hoists her up and they jump into the drink which is freezing cold.

4 comments:

Lulabelle said...

Love it!!! :)

Dawn said...

My husband would be in heaven!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Dawn, I love it.

Anonymous said...

i found your blog researching google. i have tons of pictures of my "mudbaths" if you would like any. i was the 2007-2008 swamp buggy queen and am currently the 2008-2009 miss florida sports park. i look forward to meeting you at the upcoming races october 25th&26th :)

swampbuggyqueen4@aol.com
Ashleydawn