Aug 092007
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A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) fair in Las Vegas. It was a great show with lots of new products that you’ll be seeing soon at Highland Woodworking.

The highlight of the weekend were the belt sander races on Friday afternoon.

People have been racing belt sanders for many years (you can find dozens of belt sander racing videos on YouTube.) The oldest racing organization is the New England Belt Sander Racing Association (NEBSRA.)
Now, Accuride is sponsoring the Belt Sander Racing Association (BSRA.)


I took some video at the races, but it turns out I’m not a very good cameraman and I was a bit too far away. You can see some of the better shots I got at the bottom, but I found this first video on YouTube. It is much better quality than my video and covers the most amazing run of the afternoon from a great perspective.

There was an enormous crowd on hand for the racing. So many people, in fact, that one of the exhibitors re-scheduled their press conference because everyone was at the belt sander races.


Here’s my video.


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