in Long Beach, CA was coordinated by one of the High Speed Motorsports
sponsors, Curtis & Christensen Auto Parts. The benefit was
hosted by the Sultans Car Club of Long Beach with the Long Beach
K-9 Officers Association. 100% of all proceeds went to the support,
training and purchase of police K-9 dogs. The High Speed Motorsports
team displayed the car from 9am - 2pm and fired it twice. They
also had numerous people sit in the car and take pictures. Driver,
Sean Bellemeur also took pictures and signed autographs. The
event include a very cool K-9 demonstration. The dogs did some
drug / bomb sniffing, car searches and suspect take downs. The
HSMS team will be back next year if their schedule permits.
Johansen with one of the many visitors who got to sit in the
for a fire-up.
weather was overcast, there was a large turn out of hot rodders
In the car was
the president or one of the officers of the Sultans Car Club.
He was all smiles and joking till just before they started the
car, then got a very serious look - "what was I thinking"
kind of look.
As always, the sound of a 3000
horsepower dragster engine on nitro attracts everyone in sight.
a check from High Speed Motor Sports to the K-9 Officers assn.
/ MC of the event.
Through out the
day the dogs went through their paces - They use the Belgian
Malinois almost exclusively for the K-9 patrols. They are amazing
dogs, between 22" and 26" tall and only 50-60 lbs -
but in one of the demonstrations a single dog pulls a grown man
all the way out of a culvert pipe by the guys foot! After you
see thisdemonstration a half dozen others, you will do EXACTLY
what any K-9 officer tells you to do! Those dogs just love their
jobs too. LB K-9 also has bloodhounds - Lucy is the famous one,
but there was a puppy there too.