Getting Locked Out While Out of Town

Recently we had a little bit of down time at the track, so we decided to take a bit of a road trip to Michigan to see what they have to offer in terms of tracks, speedways, and even drag strips. I guess you could say this is just something we like to do, and we blame it on our passion to home grown racing and events. That being said, we still enjoy the bigger events and leagues like NASCAR, but there’s something special about taking pride in the grass-roots of racing in general.

Anyway, while on our trip through Michigan, we came through Detroit to see what it has to offer. Of course we were also interested to see first hand what that city is like, because at one point it was the heart of the automotive industry in the US, but since has been degrading mainly due to the bad economy. The news would have you believe that most of Detroit is dangerous ghettos and abandoned homes, which is true to a certain extent, but there are plenty of areas that are just fine.

One of the awesome tracks we visited was the Hazel Park Raceway. After adventuring around and snapping some pictures, I realized that I had locked the keys in the car. I thought I had the spare key in a box underneath the car, but I hadn’t checked it in at least a year, and of course it wasn’t there anymore. I was forced to look for a reliable Detroit locksmith that wouldn’t take advantage of me with shady prices. While on the phone I made sure the price was clearly stated, and that there would be no additional fees added on top. Luckily I didn’t lose the keys altogether because I would have to spend even more money to get a new transponder key which are just unreasonably expensive to replace.