This weekend we have been invited to cover a Vintage Hot Rod Show in Central California by some friends who run the Pleasanton Pushrods Club. You may recall the post “The Periwinkle Princess”, a Ford pickup that was lovingly worked on for many years…a truly amazing vehicle! While there is no Drag Racing involved, there is some history behind “Pinks”!
Pinks is a franchise series of television programs on Speed Channel based on illegal street racing, held at legal closed drag strips with a theme around drag racing. The original aired from 2005–2008, with the spinoff Pinks: All Out following in 2006. The name of the show, and the tagline “Lose the race – lose your ride”, refer to common slang of pink slips representing a vehicle’s title document recording ownership, and the derivative street-racing phrase, “racing for pinks,” meaning a race in which the winner earns the loser’s car. (In California, until recently, the vehicle title was on a pink slip of paper.)