Celebration of the Automobile

Racers Reunion – Occoneechee – Orange Speedway

On Friday and Saturday August 27th and 28th – The Historic Speedway Group will host the Fourth Annual Celebration of the Automobile Car Show & Racers Reunion.

The Occoneechee-Orange Speedway is the only surviving dirt race track from NASCAR’s inaugural season in 1948.

Racers Reunion will feature guest appearances by prominent NASCAR drivers and Car Owners as well as celebrities of the racing fraternity including:

*Cotton Owens– “King of the Modifieds” - famed racing driver and car owner of David Pearson

*Hoss Ellington– famous NASCAR racer & team owner (Donnie Allison & A.J. Foyt)

*Rex White – NASCAR Champion, 1960, Most popular Driver & Driver of the year (1960) and winner, Dixie 400 in 1962 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

*Marvin Panch – Super speedway Winner, Daytona 500, Atlanta 500 & World 600 (Charlotte)

Click here for a schedule of events.

The Following Driver, Families, Friends & Racing Celebrities are coming to the 4th Annual Celebration of the Automobile Car Show & Racers Reunion at the Historic Occoneechee-Orange Speedway in Hillsborough, North Carolina on August 28th, 2010 —

Major Melton
Bob Nooe
Margaret “Moss” Cooper
Bill Mangum
Gene Hobby
Francis Flock
Carl Flock
Dan Klutz
Wanda Lund
Max Welborne
Larry Manning
Raymond Williams
Mrs. Shirley (Pee Wee) Jones
family of Clarance Dezalias
family of Ray Hendricks
Worth McMillion
Bobby Keck
Mrs. Mary (Wendell) Scott & daugther Sybil
Wayne Smith
Gray Smith
Alex Beam’s Memory Lane Museum
Johnny Handy
Lloyd Dane
Dick Bown
Jim Vandiver
Travis Tiller
Neil “Soapy” Castles
Richard Trivette (Pam Roberts)
family of Tim Richmond
Sam Parrish
Irwin Brooks
Harlow Reynolds
Harry Leake
(author) Perry Allen Wood
Eddie Yarboro
Whitey Norman
Peanut Turman
Cecil Gordon
Reb Wickersham
family of Ben Arnold
NC Racing Hall of Fame
Archie Smith
family of Peter Yow
Bill Hollar
Fred Harb
Gary Lewallen
Bill Blair Jr.
Billy Biscoe
Dink Widenhouse
Mike Staley & family
June Rose Hudgins
Buzz McKim (Nascar Hall of Fame historian)
J.B. Day
Paul Lewis
Brownie King
Rockingham Speedway
Ernest Eury
Gary Potter
Marshall Griffin & the #97, 1949 Olds Roarin’Relic
Wayne Andrews
The Old Timers Racing Club
Virginia-Carolina Early Dirt Racers Club
The Legendary Fords Flathead Racing Series
Racin” Jimmy Massey
The Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway
The “Legend” Tim Leeming
Harry Stahl & his #1, 1937 Original Vintage Plymouth Coupe
Danny “Chocolate” Myers (Dale Earnhardt’s “GASMAN”)
Rex White
Hoss Ellington
Marvin Panch
Larry Hess
Margaret Sue “Curtis” Turner Wright
Jimmy Hensley
Kevin Andrews
Veronica Mayne
Thomas Cox
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame(Knoxville, Ia.)
The family of bob Cooper
Donald L. Johnson

The history of the Occoneechee Speedway will be the primary focus on the event, and all in attendance will be invited to walk the historic .9 mile dirt track and ramble through miles of forested trails along the Eno River.

Restoration of the Occoneechee-Orange Speedway includes a recently rebuilt Ticket Office that now houses a valuable collection of historic racing memorabilia. The Mens and Ladies Out Houses, the Flag Stand and a freshly refubished Concession Stand-Press Box provide glimpses of the historic racing era that brought NASCAR to life.

In the afternoon, The Tim Flock Memorial Triple 10′s, will feature parade laps by NASCAR greats driving vintage racing cars around the Speedway.

All events taking place during the Racers Reunion will be free and open to the general public - beginning with the Friday night Cruise-In with a Twist at the Shops at Daniel Boone, South Churton Street, Hillsborough.

An Open Car Show will feature a display of Hot Rods, Street Rods, Vintage NASCAR Racers, Trucks, Motorcycles and Special Interest Vehicles. All entries are welcome in this event hosted by the Bull City Street Rod Association.

Racers Reunion will feature free rides for the children, free shuttle service, a live auction, exhibits, souvenirs and food provided by local vendors.

The two day event will be held at the Historic Occoneechee-Orange Speedway, Elizabeth Brady Road / Highway 70-A, Hillsborough, North Carolina

Music will be provided on August 27th by The Pizazz Band.

For Media Information and Interview Request, please contact: Ed Sanseverino, Communications Director

Email – [email protected]

Tel: (919) 636-0751

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