Last weekend was the occasion of the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Cup race here in Las Vegas. The weather was a perfect 72 degrees with a slight breeze and light cloud cover. Perfect for racing . But you had to have on a hat for sure. Ballcaps with drivers names, your brand of alcohol laden beveredge, favorite auto maker, or hometown construction equiptment company were of coursr 90% of the hats on view. The other 10% was the fun stuff. The cute blond with the Coors Light 12-pack carton hat was outstanding. Aluminum foil hats with antenae to keep contact with the mother ship shined and shined. Cowboy hats from the $300 George Strait models worn by those with the high value security access tags saying I'm special to the real people cowboy hats with wear holes, sweat stains, and beer logos. Dale Jr and Richard Petty are hatmaking trackside icons you can see in every direction. Hats at a Speedway race are as American as NASCAR, BBQ turkey legs, dyed blond hair, and rows of Harley-Davidsons.
Answer to March 1 blog question. What's Steampunk?
C] A new science fiction genre featuring clothing and hats
Caution: You should never wear Steampunk at a Nascar Race unless you have a death wish.
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