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In  celebration and to honor our legend
of the quarter mile and automotive aftermarket the Quarter Mile Foundation has created a T-Shirt for all racing and aftermarket fans. We have listed as many names as we could based on the print area allowed. While we were doing this we discovered that this is going to have to be a series of tees in order to get as many of our legend’s names as possible for fans and racers alike to be able to proudly wear all your favorite “Legends” names that you have watched and grown up with.
The quantities you see are all that is available, these will not be re-printed. Get yours now before they hit the Finish Line.
QMF Revised 6_12 Black Shirt
QMF Revised 6_12 White Shirt
QMF Revised 6_12 Pink Shirt
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.
Wally Booth

Where to find us at the 2014 PRI Show

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!

Guitar Raffle!!

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. QMF Booth PRI 2014 (2) QMF Booth PRI 2014

Quarter Mile Foundation adds 16 interviews at York/U.S. 30 Reunion

“Miss Mighty Mopar” – Judy Lilly

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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