The Quarter Mile Foundation used the gathering of drag racing and automotive aftermarket pioneers surrounding the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction dinner on March 14, 2013 at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites in Gainesville, Fla. to add 15 interviews for the PROJECT 1320 documentary.
Foundation Chairman Traci Hrudka said, “The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner was an ideal venue to increase our inventory of interviews of the legends of drag…
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Latest issue of ACAG Update is now available. 32 pages covering work on Europe’s first dragster (Sydney Allard’s 1961 Allard Chrysler owned by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu) from October through to now plus the importance of getting our American supporters involved. Lots more pics and news. Free On-line version on http://drceurope.co.uk/acag/dec2012 or via the Latest News tab on…Continue
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Project 1320 interviews now at 200...
The Quarter Mile Foundation completed a very successful 2012 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 30 to November 2, highlighted by the completion of 22 additional interviews for the Foundation’s PROJECT 1320 documentary film.
Quarter Mile Foundation chairman, Traci Hrudka observed, “We were very focused upon getting interviews of some key…
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The Linda Vaughn Tribute Roast DVD is in the final stages of production, and advance ordering is now available!…Continue
Added by Traci Hrudka on October 5, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments
went to oswego in the late 60s , the race i remember the most was the BRUTUS PONTIAC FUNNY CAR beating a car called THE KANSAS BAD MAN ford falcon funny car 3 out of 3 . match race. i wonder what happened to those cars??
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The Quarter Mile Foundation has unveiled plans to pay tribute to the “First Lady of Motorsports,” Linda Vaughn. “We felt it important to acknowledge one of our icon’s careers in a colorful and entertaining fashion” said Foundation Chairman Traci Hrudka.
“Following the success of the Don Garlits…Continue
Added by Traci Hrudka on May 18, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments
Monday, April 30, 2012
Harry Schmidt, the original owner of the famed Blue Max Funny Car, died April 30. He was 67.
Schmidt began his Funny Car involvement in the mid-1960s with Texan "Big Mike" Burkhart…Continue
The Quarter Mile Foundation’s quest to gain interviews of drag racing’s veterans has added 25 new interviews in 2012 – done at the NHRA Winternationals and Gatornationals.
Using facilities courtesy of the National Hot Rod Association, the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsport Museum, The Sheraton Inn – Fairplex (Pomona, Calif.…
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Latest issue of ACAG Update now available on-line on www.drceurope.co.uk/acag/feb2012. Includes latest news about the restoration of Sydney Allard's 1961 Allard Chrysler along with Part 2 of the car's racing history and lots more. FRont cover shown…Continue
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February 11th saw Quarter Mile Foundation Board Member Carl Olson beef up his airmiles with a weekend trip to the UK to pick up his British Drag Racing Hall of Fame award. Full details can be found on www.britishdragracinghof.co.uk but here is a photo of the 2012 inductees who received their awards on the night - Dave Lee Travis, Barry Sheavills, Carl Olson, Phil and Frank Brachtvogel.…Continue
Added by Brian Taylor on February 16, 2012 at 3:14am — No Comments
My first 1/4 mile trip, 1965, (I was 16) was at the old Alton Dragway, Alton, Illinois. It was in a '57 Chevy hardtop, 283, powerglide. And ever since that time I've been hooked on the quarter mile. As years past my cars got faster and faster. I did a 23 year career in the Marines but always stayed close to drag racing as I was stationed from coast to coast. I was lucky enough to be at the "last Drag Race" at…Continue
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Just published latest version of our on-line news magazine covering the restoration of Europe's first dragster. It is under latest news on www.allardchrysler.org or www.drceurope.co.uk/acag/dec2011. You will need Flash Player to read it but enjoy.
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PRI Show marks completion of 100 interviews for PROJECT 1320
Added by Traci Hrudka on December 7, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments
The Quarter Mile Foundation has announced it has added interviews of 20 performance industry and drag racing legends for the PROJECT 1320 documentary at the 2011 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 1 to 4.…Continue
Added by Traci Hrudka on November 21, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments
The Quarter Mile Foundation has announced it will conduct at least…Continue
Added by Traci Hrudka on October 23, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments
Not posted any news for a while so I thought I would update everyone. We took the car out of the museum for a few appearances during the summer. Now it has the 354 Chrysler Hemi and blower fitted it looks more the part. We took it to appearances at Silverstone, Santa Pod Raceway and even a Chrysler Jeep dealership. It is now
back in its home at the National Motor Museum Beaulieu. However, we are about to take it off display to continue the restoration during the winter.…Continue
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The American romance with the automobile is well known, as is our national fascination with speed and technology. Drag racing was born out of these passions when soldiers, mechanics, and engineers returning from World War II transitioned their wartime skills into…Continue
Added by Traci Hrudka on August 17, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments
Legendary East Coast drag racing stars
The Quarter Mile Foundation secured interviews of 16 East Coast drag racing legends at the 10th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion (US 30 Dragway) on July 8-9, 2011.
The interviews covered some of the stars of the formative years of the sport in what today is considered NHRA’s Division 1, as well as the extreme northern portion of…Continue
Added by Traci Hrudka on July 13, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments
Quarter Mile Foundation has announced it has collected an additional 16 film interviews for the PROJECT 1320 documentary film series at the recently completed NHRA/Holley Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway (Bowling Green, Ky.) on June 16-18. The…
Added by Traci Hrudka on June 27, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments