Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Re: A Living History of V.I.R. - the early years - now available
- Sorry if it didn't transfer. Hope this .pdf file comes through.
On 1/18/2013 2:28 PM, terryoneil308 wrote:
I don't see the order form. Am I missing something? Terry --- In Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com, Bob wrote:
On 1/17/2013 8:22 AM, Judy Stropus wrote:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *A LIVING HISTORY OF VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - THE EARLY YEARS - NOW AVAILABLE* *CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( Jan. 17, 2013)* - Bill King, longtime motorsports publicist, journalist and race series organizer, has just completed the first installment of a history of Virginia International Raceway. â€œThe Early Years (1956-59)â€ covers the history of the southern Virginia plot of land from the 1800s; its transformation into a very fast and technical race track; and the first three tumultuous years of competition. It is available by using the attached order form. According to King, the history will be published in four serialized installments, taking us to the present. â€œItâ€™s an unusual presentation with the four sections being printed in loose-leaf format on 10â€ X 16â€ pages to be clipped into an official binder,â€ he explains. â€œOnce weâ€™re up to the present, weâ€™ll print a coffee table version for those who want it. However, weâ€™ll also publish an annual update that can be clipped into the back of your binder â€" thus, A Living History. â€œIn Part 1, Iâ€™ve put the trackâ€™s emergence into the context of road racing in 1950â€™s America,â€ King adds. â€œThere are lots of old photos. Emphasis is on the founders and on the racing stars of the day, many of whom were early members of the Road Racing Drivers Club â€" Walt Hansgen, Briggs Cunningham, Carroll Shelby, Dick Thompson, Bob Holbert, Roger Penske, Gaston Andrey, Ed Crawford, Charlie Wallace, Doc Wyllie, Fred Windridge, Frank Dominianni, Frank Baptista, Paul Oâ€™Shea and a dozen others. â€œIâ€™m starting work on â€œPart 2, The Rembold Yearsâ€ that will take us to the trackâ€™s closing in 1974. Paul Rembold was the promoter. Iâ€™m hoping to have this section done by late summer." *** *About Bill King: * Bill King, who resides in Charlotte, N.C., is a longtime publicist, marketer, journalist and race series organizer, working for Nick Craw, Leo Mehl, Paul Pfanner and Roger Werner. He was the original program manager for the SCCA Spec Racer/Sports Renault in â€™84, and created the Playboy Endurance Series (now World Challenge) from a clean sheet of paper in â€˜85. He was the PR manager for Goodyear Racing from â€™86-â€™92; contributing editor and special projects manager for RACER from â€™94-â€˜01; general manager, Speedvision.com, from â€™99-â€™01; and business development for Swift Engineering and Morse Measurements. He received the 1976 Area III John C. Reuter Award. King's amateur racing career was highlighted by the SEDIV SSB title in '76. He was instrumental in launching the Renault Cup in '82. He's a member of the Road Racing Drivers Club and is the rrdc. org webmaster.