|Bobby Lagana, Sr.||Gene Mooneyham||Fritz Voight|
|Joe Pisano||George “Ohio” Montgomery||Connie Swingle|
|John Buttera||Al “Mousie” Marcellus||Pat Foster|
|Al Segrini||Al Bergler||Walt Arfons|
|Arlen “Akron” Vanke||Alex Xydias||Gary Ormsby|
|Barbara Hamilton||Art Arfons||Arnie Beswick|
|Bob Brandt||Art Chrisman||Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins|
|Bob Glidden||Austin Coil||Bill “Speedy Bill” Smith|
|Bobby Langley||Bernie Fedderly||Bob Vandergriff, Sr.|
|Boyd Codington||Bernie Partridge||Bruce Larson|
|Buddy Martin||Bob Stange||Carl Olson|
|C.J. “Pappy” Hart||Borsch, William “Wild Willie||Carroll Shelby|
|Carol “Bunny” Burkett||Buster Couch||Chet Herbert|
|Connie Kalitta||Chuck Stolze||Chuck Finders|
|Dale Funk||Dale Emery||Dale Armstrong|
|Dale Pulde||Dave McClelland||Dante Duce|
|Dante Pastorini||Dick LaHaie||Darrell Gwynn|
|Dick Harrell||Dick Skoglund||Dean Moon|
|Ed “Ace” McCullough||Don Garlits||Dick Estevez|
|Ed “Isky” Iskenderian||Don Hampton||Dick Moroso|
|Ed Pink||Don Prudhomme||Don Nicholson|
|Frank Pedregon||Ed “Fast Eddie” Schartman||Don Schumacher|
|Gas Rhonda||Gene Altizer||Eddie Hill|
|Gene Mooneyham||Gentleman Joe Schubeck||Francis Butler|
|George Snizek||Gordy Foust||Frank Hawley|
|Harry Hibler||Hubert Platt||George Elliott|
|Jere Stahl||Jack “Doc” Watson||Gordie Bonin|
|Jim Head||Jack Roush||Herm Petersen|
|Jim McFarland||Jim Oddy||James Warren|
|Joaquin Arnett||Jim Read||Jeg Coughlin, Sr.|
|Joe Amato||Jim Thorton||Jerry Ruth|
|John Force||Jim Walther||Jim Stuempfle|
|John Jodauga||Jimmy King||Jim Tice|
|Jon Asher||Joe Hrudka||Jimmy Diest|
|Jon Lundberg||Kenny Hirata||Joe Mondello|
|Judy Lilly||Lamar “Mr. 409″ Walden||Julio Marra|
|Junior Thompson||Larry Lombardo||Ken Montgomery|
|Keith Black||Linda Vaughn||Ken Veney|
|Larry Morgan||Mark Pawuk||Kenny Bernstein|
|Leslie Lovett||Marvin Graham||Kenny Warren|
|Paul Candies||Mickey Thompson||Kenny Youngblood|
|Phil Weiand||Paula Murphy||Larry Dixon Sr.|
|Raymond Beadle||Phil “Daddy Warbucks” Bonner, Sr.||Lou Baney|
|Rich Guasco||Red Matthei||Louie Senter|
|Ronnie Sox||Richard Brady||Mickey Hart|
|Shirley Muldowney||Rick Hendrick||Nick Arias|
|Shirley Shahan||Rocky Pirrone||Rahn Tobler|
|Sid Waterman||Roger Gustin||Smokey Yunick|
|Tom Coddington||Roland Leong||Steve Evans|
|Tom Raley||Tom Hoover||Steve Reyes|
|Wally Parks||Tommy Ivo||Tim Richards|
|Warren Johnson||Tony Nancy||Tommy “TC” Lemons|
|Kenny Koretsky||Vic Edelbrock Sr.
Vic Edelbrock Jr.
|Tommy Johnson, Sr.|
The Quarter Mile Foundation will again be at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show held in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana Convention Center, December 11-13.
The Foundation’s booth — 2867 — is located in the Yellow Hall. Please refer to the floor plan maps below for details. Double click on the floor plan to enlarge. The Yellow Hall is the new section of the Convention Center, nearest to the Lucas Oil Stadium.
We look forward to seeing many of our friends at the Show!
As at the SEMA Show last month, the Foundation will again be raffling an acoustic guitar, this time with a John Force Racing themed wrap, which has yet to be finalized. The tickets for the guitar are priced at $1.00 each, with the drawing for the winner held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 13 at the booth. The winner of the drawing does not have to be present to claim the prize.
Parma Heights, Ohio (July 18, 2012) – The Quarter Mile Foundation’s efforts to capture first person interviews of many of the surviving pioneers of drag racing was boosted by the addition of 15 more veterans (plus a spouse) at the recent 11th Annual York – U.S. 30 Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals at the York (Pa.) Expo Center (July 13 & 14, 2012).
Using facilities within the York Expo Center at York Fairgrounds to record the interviews, the Foundation added a number of East Coast racers, promoters, photographers, journalists and aftermarket figures to the historical record of the sport.
The interviewees were:
• Margaret Altizer
• Arnie (“The Farmer”) Beswick
• Francis Butler
• Gordy Foust
• Dave Hale
• Ben Koch
• Judy (“Miss Mighty Mopar”) Lilly
• Larry Lombardo
• Bob (“Beaver Bob”) McCardle
• Bill Pratt
• Frank Spittle
• Jere Stahl
• Jim Stuempfle
• Chuck Stolze
• Arlen (“Akron Arlen”) Vanke
The Foundation was able to expand the interview of former NHRA Division One Director and York Reunion promoter, Darwin Doll, whose interview was shortened at the 2011 event. Additionally, Margaret Altizer, the wife of Gene Altizer (S&S Racing Team), added a wife’s unique perspective of the powerhouse “Gasser” teams in the 1960s, as well as her continued involvement with the team’s strong presence in the today’s drag racing nostalgia movement.
The Foundation has now recorded 179 pioneer interviews for the PROJECT 1320 documentary film about the early days of drag racing and the performance automotive aftermarket. Thanks to the continuing support of the National Hot Rod Association, the Foundation will be filming more pioneer interviews at the NHRA’s MAC Tools U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. over the Labor Day weekend.
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The Quarter Mile Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit foundation, which is producing PROJECT 1320, a documentary film series about the history of drag racing and the parallel growth of the performance automotive aftermarket.
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