|Sun Screen Canopy!!!|
|Canopy framework or world's strangest fence?|
|Above ground kiddie pool or terrible trampoline?|
So, the canopy makes for a nice place, mostly for the driver to sit out of the shade for the short amount of time that we aren't busy prepping the car, shooting photos, working the course, driving the car, or otherwise engaged.
And on the rare rainy day, it just might provide a bit of what scientists call "dry".
At NMS South the blue canopy has served us well at many events, and Brian likes to stabilize it with a sandbag at each corner. That might sound like overkill, but at one event this year I saw a non-stabilized canopy like this get blown up against a very nice blue Subaru that instantly was modified into a "very nice blue Subaru with a foot long scrape in the paint where the canopy leg gouged it thanks to the wind". On a related note, the national news tonight showed a story from Florida where a surprise gust of wind blew a bouncy house (with some kids inside of it) up into the air! The kids were mostly OK but had a heck of a scare and maybe a few broken bones. You can't mess around with the wind when you're outdoors.
The FIAT might blow away, but the canopy will survive!!
Enjoy your summer and beat the heat, be safe, and get out there driving!