I wonder if the Shreveport area still holds their annual Mud Races? Tonight’s photos were made in May 1980. It was one heck of a messy event, designed for both grownups and kids. For the most part it was a safety-first happening, with contestants donning crash helmets for their turn in the slime. A couple of the adults went sans headgear, but the kids were all well-protected. This was a lot of fun to cover. For the love of me, I can’t recall just how dirty I got while taking photos. Hey, I’m still here so all’s good.