Monday, March 17, 2008
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.