Longest Burnout at Madison Illinois Race Track

The winner of the Import Face-Off Burnout competition tore the track up at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison IL. Many were saying it was the longest you can possibly go without your tires catching on fire or ripping off the rims.

Import Face Off, organized and owned by Cliff Wallace, began in 2001 and is now the largest, national Import show and race series in the U.S.

IMPORT FACE OFF BURNOUT COMPETITION
DATE 9/19/2021
LOCATION World Wide Technology Raceway
700 Raceway Blvd. Madison, Illinois 62060

St Louis Exotic Car Show at City Foundry STL

St Louis Exotic Car Show was free and happened to be the biggest exotic car show in the Midwest which had around 80 super cars on display at The City Foundry STL. The Auto Show was organized by the ND4SPD Car Club in collaboration with the Viper Club, the Ferrari Club, Lamborghini Club to name a few.

St Louis Exotic Car Show 2021 at City Foundry STL. (credit craig currie)

Free parking was available in the multi-level parking garage on Forrest Park Ave. Food and drinks were given away as well. The Exotic Car Show was a charity event supporting the International Institute of St Louis. Donations were made at the GoFundMe page at https://gofund.me/2b0bd342

DATE: Sat, September 18, 2021
TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: City Foundry STL | 3730 Foundry Way | St. Louis, MO 63108

The Ride of the Century 2021 St. Louis

The Ride of the Century was spectacular and people in cars were waving and cheering them on as they drove passed us at the light at Bates and Broadway in South St. Louis. They had a police escort which made it so much more safer for the kids and young men riding which everyone appreciated. Maybe next year the STLPD can add some of their own bikes to help with the escort. The STLPD collaborating with the riders was needed for all of us.

Not only did it make things safer for all of us, it allowed us to put a guard down for minute. The worries about the pandemic and life in general were put on pause for a moment allowing us to escape our worries and fears without drugs or alcohol.

VIDEO: Ride of the Century 2021

I would gather that there were fathers and sons riding together. I would give the earth to ride with my father anywhere God rest his soul. I sometimes think if we leave fear and hate behind and just watch how much fun this group is having, you may find more positives than negatives. I admit it looks dangerous and people can get hurt but this is something we all risk just going out the door each day.

Photos Gateway Cup 2021 Pro Races in Lafayette Park, St. Louis

These are a few photos of the Gateway Cup professional bicycle race category with both men and women races that took place in Lafayette Park on Sept. 3, 2021. The competition was named TOUR DE LAFAYETTE that ran during the day and night in the historic Lafayette neighborhood in St. Louis, MO.

THE GATEWAY CUP
ST. LOUIS, MO
SEP 3, 2021

WOMEN’S Gateway Cup Pro Lafayette Park Sept. 3rd, St. Louis official results
1st Place 1 Paola Andrea Munoz Grandon 231 CWA Racing p/b TREK
2nd Place 2 Danielle Morshead San Anselmo, CA 230 LA Sweat
3rd Place 3 Skylar Schneider Milwaukee, WI L39ION OF LOS ANGELES
4th Alexi Costa CWA Racing p/b TREK
5th Samantha Runnels, Sacramento, CA LA Sweat

MEN’S Gateway Cup Pro Lafayette Park Sept. 3rd, St. Louis official results
1 Cory Williams Pomona, CA 68 L39ION OF LOS ANGELES
2nd Place Justin Williams Los Angeles 69 L39ION OF LOS ANGELES
3rd Place Tyler Magner Athens, GA 43 L39ION of Los Angeles
4 Connor Sallee Fort Lauderdale, FL 56 ButcherBox Cycling
5 John Heinlein III Stillwater 32 Project Echelon Racing

Skylar Schneider Wins Gateway Cup Women’s Pro Race, St. Louis

Bommarito Audi West County Gateway Cup 2021 St. Louis
Skylar Schneider won the Gateway Cup in the Women’s Professional category in The Hill neighborhood in St. Louis on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The Gateway Cup held these repeated races for four days at different locations in St. Louis and had separate winners for the best-out-of-four races with Schneider taking 2nd in best-out-of-four.

During the four days, Schneider placed 3rd on September 3, took 1st on September 4 and 5 and placed 4th on June 6, 2021.

THE GATEWAY CUP
ST. LOUIS, MO
SEP 3, 2021 – SEP 6, 2021

SCORE BOARD THE HILL Sept. 5, 2021
Bommarito Audi West County Gateway Cup 2021
Women’s Pro/1/2 St. Louis
1st Place (#238) Skylar Schneider
2nd Place (#231) Paola Andrea Munoz Grandon
3rd Place (#200) Julyn Aguila Hernndez more results

VIDEO: Gateway Cup bicycle race with Women’s Pro/1/2 category in The Hill neighborhood in St. Louis, MO, on September 5, 2021. credit craig currie

The four day event was crazy-cool. I am pretty sure Mike Weiss, owner of Big Shark Bikes in St. Louis, is the main guy behind it. Mike’s bicycle shop is also a sponsor for the Gateway Cup. The pace of the event was incredible and it ran like a fine tuned machine without a hitch. It reminded me of Nascar racing and just as exciting. The bikes were going so fast, I couldn’t even pan my camera fast enough. If you live in St. Louis, this event is a must see. Visit Gateway Cup for more information.

SPONSORS: Big Shark St. Louis | South City Hospital | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company | Brian Cummings Photography | Studio 2108 | USA Masters Cup | Heather G. Johnson – Dielmann | Sotheby’s International Realty | Scott Credit Union

Laclede’s Landing in St. Louis, where is everyone?

Downtown St. Louis has been losing residents for years and so has St. Louis county but not as much. On the flip side, St. Charles has been gaining people for decades and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. I remember back in the 80s when Laclede’s Landing was filled with people but there wasn’t a pandemic either.

I looked up the Census for St. Charles residences and it has gain 11.5% between 2010 and 2019. The City of St. Louis has deceased -5.9 and St. Louis County has decreased by 0.5%. This suggest that people are moving to St. Charles.

Although, we can’t prove that people are moving from the City of St. Louis to St. Charles, what we can conclude with these numbers is that people are moving out of the City of St. Louis in droves with no signs of slowing down either.

Police Presence Increased on Washington Ave. St. Louis

The St. Louis City Police Department have done what they said they would do which was to increase police presence along Washington Avenue in Downtown St. louis. A video records numerous police vehicles and surveillance cameras on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

VIDEO. PhotoNews247 Car-Cam shows numerous police units and surveillance cameras along Washington Ave on Sunday August 31, 2021.

International Tap House Delmar Loop Opens

International Tap House in the Delmar Loop on Delmar Blvd. is ready for business. We took a sneak peak this morning and it looks like the decorators/designers really did a wonderful job with the place.

International Tap House
6217 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
internationaltaphouse.com/delmar

Boardwalk Waffles and Ice Cream Grand coming soon

Boardwalk Waffles and Ice Cream is opening a new shop at Grand Blvd. & Olive Street where Miss M’s Candy Boutique once resided in the Grand Center neighborhood of St. Louis.

Boardwalk Waffles is a neighborhood eatery know for their gourmet Belgian waffle and ice cream sandwiches that change with each season.

Boardwalk Waffles and Ice Cream
500 N. Grand Blvd. 63103
https://www.boardwalkwaffles.com/

Terrabis Marijuana Dispensary- Creve Coeur Now Open

Terrabis is a medical marijuana dispensary and the first to open in Creve Coeur, MO. Terrabis opened August 6, 2021 next to the Foot and Ankle Center. This is the third marijuana dispensary Terrabis opened in Missouri thus far.

Terrabis Creve Coeur
Cannabis store in Creve Coeur, Missouri
11062 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
https://www.terrabis.co/