The 'Flying T' race team takes on Halloween

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Halloween just might be the best holiday in New Orleans.  Mardi Gras is fantastic, of course.  Christmas is downright magical.  Halloween, though, has it all.

The weather is mild, there are family events, adult parties and enough haunted history to fill a library.  Not to mention, with our above-ground tombs, Spanish moss hanging from the oaks, and centuries old homes and buildings, this city just looks spooky!

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Folks in New Orleans know a thing or two about dressing up as well, so the costumes are fantastic!  Beau wanted to be a race car driver this year.  Coincidentally, that's the exact same thing he wanted to be last year.  So, I decided to switch things up with a vintage take.

I pulled inspiration from my father's real-life 'Flying T' lakester that he drives in land-speed races at the Bonneville Salt Flats.  For Beau's first Christmas, Grandpa Coco (Cole Cutler) tricked out a Restoration Hardware rider with decals mimicking the actual 'Flying T."

Cole Cutler's Flying T race team

Using that for Beau's car, I then found some amazing photos of vintage racing teams online.  I purchased coveralls and bowties for the boys, a leather helmet and googles from Amazon for Beau and plastic tools for Beau's "pit crew." I dressed as the trophy girl with a vintage silver trophy cup.

Beau felt like a real life speed racer... just like his Grandpa Coco!  

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