10/17/09 116 W - + 11 - 10 Firematic Racing
Found by a reader, here's something fun called firematic racing
. Old-school competitions with teams racing up ladders or quickly flowing water or so forth. Just like the stuff we watched in Warrenton a couple weekends ago, and which dates-- in North Carolina, at least-- back to the 1880s and earlier. In New York state they are serious
about their racing. Check out the site for the New York State Drill Teams
. They have an information page about the races
. And they have superb videos
, which include motorized events that must be seen to be believed. Like the drag-racing ladder and hose wagons in this clip of the Hampstead Invite 2009. Start watching about 1:15. Hilarious!