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2018 LIVING LEGENDS SPEEDWEEK EVENTS

Saturday, February 10, 2018

North Turn Historic Legends Beach Road Course Parade

Location: Racing's North Turn, 4511 S. Atlantic Ave. Ponce Inlet, Florida 32127 staging of cars in RNT west parking lot starts at 7:00 AM. Driver Autographs will start promptly at 11:30 AM. Parade will start at approximately 10:00 AM. Participating cars must be a race car or replica, 1958 and older. For more info, please e-mail NorthTurnBeachParade@gmail,com. Rhonda (386) 566-1167 or Bob (386) 956-3465.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 “Beach Racing Days” at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

4931 S. Peninsula Dr. Ponce Inlet, Fl. 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

See historic race cars and meet drivers, owners and mechanics from beach racing days... Enjoy the day with these “living legends of auto racing”,. The event is co-sponsored by the Living Legends of Auto Racing and Racing’s North Turn Restaurant. Lighthouse adult admission: $6.95 for adults, $1.95 for children 11 and under. For more info call Mary Wentzel at (386) 761-1821 ext. 18

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sign-in for the Car Show Parade 10AM - 4PM at LLOAR Museum, Sunshine Park Mall, 2400 South Ridgewood Avenue, South Daytona, FL  386-763-4483,orsign-up at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Show.

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Original Living Legends of Auto Racing Annual Beachside Car Show and Parade.

Car Show staging will begin at 9:00 AM at the Drive-In Christian Church on A1A in Daytona Beach Shores.  Cars will be on display until 1:00 PM and then proceed north on A1A and back to the Drive-In Church. Food will be available for purchase.  For more info, call John West at (386) 290-4192.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LLOAR Charity Auction and Autograph Session, begins at 5:00 PM until?

Location: The Shores Resort & Spa,   2637 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores. Tickets are $15 each, $20 at the door. The evening’s events will include an auction of new and vintage race memorabilia, autographs from the legends, light snacks, door prizes and much more. Benefits The NASCAR Foundation and Living Legends of Auto Racing. For more info, contact Paulette at (386) 299-7343 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This year the Proud Sponsor The Living Legends 26th Annual Awards Banquet is,

www.sweetmfg.biz

Emcee: Dr. Dick Berggren. Honorees: Harry Gant, Ray Evernham, Randy Sweet, Bill Posey, Don Garlits, Bob Myers, Ronnie Rohn, Robert Hart, The Dragon Bros.,& Bailey Excavating. Cash Bar starts at 5PM, Dinner at 7PM. Location: The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more info, please contact Paulette Mandala at (386) 299-7343 or Nanci West at (386) 846-3274

Thursday, February 15, 2018

"Coffee with the Characters"

Join "Dynamite" Dave Dion and a host of racers for an old fashioned story telling time. The event is free to the public and will take place at the LLOAR Museum, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona, FL. For info call Dave at (603) 320-3095.

Friday, February 16, 2018

LLOAR Racing History Bus Tour

Join Racing Historian Eddie Roche & crew and visit the places where NASCAR began. First stop will be the Ormond Garage and then on to the NASCAR Archives with many historic places along the way. The final stop will be Historic Racing's North Turn Restaurant for lunch. You will end the tour back at the LLOAR Museum. Cost is $50.00 per person. Reservations are required. Bus leaves at 8:00 A.M. sharp from the LLOAR museum.  For additional info, call Gary Smith (386) 252-1879 or Paulette (386) 299-7343.

Friday, February 16, 2018

11h Annual Modified Reunion

New Smyrna Speedway 12 PM TO 5 PM. Join your favorite Modified Legends in a relaxed afternoon of remembering the Golden Days of the Modified in the Northeast. View over 20 vintage Modifies in both static display and on track exhibitions. Richie Evans Memorial Modified Race follows the reunion activities. Admission is free. For more info contact Geoff Yoder at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  .

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AN EVENING WITH LIVING LEGENDS OF AUTO RACING

26TH ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

HONORING

THE RAY FOX MEMORIAL AWARD: RAY EVERNHAM

ALLISON FAMILY AWARD: RANDY SWEET (Sweet Manufacturing)

BEHIND THE SCENES: ROBERT HART

DEDICATED SERVICE AWARD: CONGRESSMAN BILL POSEY

DISTINGUISHED DRIVER AWARD: HARRY GANT

PIONEER OF RACING AWARD: DON GARLITS

REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: DRAGON BROS. (Bobby & Harmon “Beaver”)

RUSS MOYER MEDIA AWARD: BOB MYERS

SATURDAY NIGHT HERO AWARD: RONNIE ROHN

TRIBUTE TO THE EARLY YEARS: BAILEY EXCAVATING (John Bailey)

FEBRUARY 14, 2018

THE SHORES RESORT AND SPA


2637 SOUTH ATLANTIC AVENUE,

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, FL 32118

RESERVATION REQUIRED/BUSINESS ATTIRE REQUIRED

$50.00 PER PERSON

CORPORATE TABLE $500

PREFERRED SEATING

RESERVATION FOR CORPORATE TABLE MUST BE MADE BY NOVEMBER 15, 2017

PARKING PERMITS ISSUED WITH TICKETS

SELF PARKING $3.00 - PAYABLE AT EVENT

VALET PARKING $5.00 – PAYABLE AT EVENT

CASH BAR: 5:00 P.M.

Pick up name tags UPSTAIRS &

then join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres’

DINNER SERVED: 7:00P.M.

 

TICKET COMMITTEE WILL HONOR RESERVATIONS FOR UP TO 8 GUESTS PER TABLE UPON PAYMENT. NO TICKETS WILL BE HELD UNLESS PAID IN FULL.

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO:

LIVING LEGENDS OF AUTO RACING

MAIL TO:

PAULETTE MANDALA OR NANCI WEST

LIVING LEGENDS OF AUTO RACING – P.O. 290854

PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA 32129


TELEPHONE: (386) 299-7343 OR (386) 846-3274


PLEASE LIST THE NAMES OF THE GUESTS SEATED WITH YOU.

LIVING LEGENDS OF AUTO RACING

 

26TH ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

FEBRUARY 14, 2018

RESERVATION FORM


$50 EACH


CORPORATE TABLE $500


(DEADLINE FOR CORPORATE TABLE NOVEMBER 15, 2017)

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Vote for Ray Fox for the NASCAR Halll of Fame

FOX FACTS

Ray Fox first caught the “racing bug” as a boy watching the racing greats of the 1920’s at the Rockingham, N.H. board track.

Ray moved  to Florida in 1946 from New Hampshire where he was involved with midget racing before World War II.

1946-1952 - Barnstormed around the south racing modifies with friends Marshall Teague and Fireball Roberts.

1955 - Built a 1955 Buick for Fireball Roberts to race in the 160 mile Daytona Beach Race.  The car led every lap and won the race.  Ray also worked on the ’40 modified Fireball drive for Fish Carburetor and the “Fox Special” modified for Larry Flynn.

1956 - Won NASCAR Mechanic of the Year award.  Ray worked on the Kiekhaefer team, mostly on Herb Thomas’ car.

1957 - 1959 - Worked with Smokey Yunick lending his expertise to Paul Goldsmith’s Chevy’s and Pontiacs and Fireball Roberts’ Pontiacs.

1959 - Built a 1955 Ford modified for Fireball Roberts.  It sat on the pole for Daytona Speedway’s first modified race.

1960 - Built the 1959 Chevy which won the 1960 Daytona 500 with Jr. Johnson driving. (Ray built the car in 7 days!)

1961 - Built the Pontiac which took David Pearson to 3 superspeedway wins in1961, the World 600 at Charlotte, Dixie 400 at Atlanta & the Firecracker 250 at Daytona.  Ray became the first car owner to win 3 superspeedway races in a single year.  Vicki Wood sets the closed course record for women at Atlanta in Ray’s #3 Pontiac.  He was mechanic on Chevy of Jimmie Pardue

1962: Darel Dieringer drove for Ray.

1963 - Fox built cars sat on the pole 17 times and won 11 Grand National races. This was called “the year of the little Chevy that Ford spent a million dollars trying to catch”.  Fox’s cars with Jr. Johnson and Jim Paschal drivingstart side by side on the front row for Daytona’s Firecracker 400.  It is believed to be the first time team cars start on the first row for a superspeedway race.  Buck Baker also drove for Ray

1964:    Ray and “old man” Buck Baker score Baker’s third Southern 500 Win at Darlington.  This was Buck Baker’s last win, son Buddy Baker notched his first win with Ray.  This gave Ray at least one win on each superspeedway (Atlanta, Charlotte, Daytona & Darlington).

1965:  A Fox-built ’65 Dodge, with LeRoy Yarbrough at the wheel, sets a world closed course speed record for stock cars with a blistering lap of 181.818 mph.  (the first stock to run over 180 mph.)

1966:  Earl Balmer wins one of Daytona’s 100 mile Daytona 500 Qualifying races driving a Ray Fox Dodge.  Buddy Arrington also drove for Reay that year.

1967:  Buddy Baker wins the World 600, his first Grand National (Cup) victory, driving a Ray Fox Dodge.

1968:  Bunkie Blackburn earns the biggest payday of this career as he wheels Ray Fox’s Dodge to win in Daytona’s Permatex 300.

1969:  Ray Fox is instrumental in developing the aerodynamic rear window design for Dodge Charger 500 model.  It makes the car more competitive on the NASCAR circuit.

1970:  Ray Fox builds 3 Dodge Daytona winged cars for the Grand National circuit.  Tiny Lund’s #55, Fred Lorenzen’s #3 and #28 “wing things” all are competitive. Dr. Don Tarr sets records with Ray’s winged Dodge Charger.

1971: Ray Fox builds a 1971 Plymouth for Cale Yarborough to drive in the Daytona 500. Cale also drives the car in the 1972 Daytona 500 finishing 6th.  The car later wins the 1973 Talladega 500 with Dick Brooks at the wheel.  Charlie Glotzbach also drove for Ray.

Ray’s cars won hundreds of races in the Sportsman, Modified, and Grand National divisions.  He was the first car owner to have cars win on every superspeedway.  He is responsible for the careers of Junior Johnson, David Pearson and Buddy Baker.

Some of the other drivers, who have warmed Ray’s seats were:  Herb Thomas, Paul Goldsmith, Jim Paschal, Earl Balmer, Jim Vandiver Darel Dieringer, Bunkie Blackburn, Tiny Lund, Fred Lorenzen, Fireball Roberts, CaleYarborough, Marvin Panch, Neil Castles, Wally Dallenbach, G.C. Spencer as well as Indy car driver Art Pollard and Grand Prix driver Innes Ireland.

He retired as an engine inspector for NASCAR in 1996. He is an original member of Daytona Speedway’s Checkered Flag Committee, as well as a member of the NMPA’s Hall of Fame, TRW/Western Auto Mechanics Hall of Fame, Jacksonville Speedway Hall of Fame, Daytona’s Oceanside Rotary Hall of Fame and most recently the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega, Alabama.  Ray is President of the Living Legends of Auto Racing, Inc., an organization of over 600 members, based in Daytona Beach, FL, whose purpose is to preserve the history of auto racing both past and present.

In 2012 Ray was added to the list of 25 candidates for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  Several of Ray’s drivers including Junior Johnson, David Pearson, Buck Baker & Herb Thomas have been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Sadly, Ray passed away on June 15, 2014 at the age of 98 in Daytona Beach, FL. He was active in racing through the Living Legends up until his passing.

Compiled by Buz McKim, Paulette Mandala & Eddie Roche

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