Kenny Youngblood

By |2019-04-08T19:48:08-04:00April 8th, 2019|2014 inductees|

Founder’s Award Kenny Youngblood grew up in the “hot bed” of the hot rod/Street racing/automotive love affair, in Southern California, after the end of World War II and was exposed to this element at a very early age. When he [...]

Forrest Lucas

By |2019-04-08T19:44:27-04:00April 8th, 2019|2014 inductees|

While Forrest always loved all forms racing, his first participation as a driver came in 1986, when he began shoeing his I-4 modified stocker on the short tracks in Southern California. His love of racing was just one part of [...]

Warren Johnson

By |2019-04-08T19:41:27-04:00April 8th, 2019|2014 inductees|

Warren “The Professor” Johnson was born in Virginia, Minnesota an area that wasn’t known as a hot bed of drag racing, but the professor took advantage of the semi isolated conditions. While spending his days at work in a steel [...]

Tom Hoover

By |2019-04-08T19:39:05-04:00April 8th, 2019|2014 inductees|

Even as a teenager, Tom Hoover wanted to compete in the drag racing arena. His first car was a 1959 Chevy that provided his daily transportation, but when he was 21, he purchased his first race car, a gas-powered chassis [...]

Frank Hawley

By |2019-04-08T19:36:42-04:00April 8th, 2019|2014 inductees|

Growing up on a farm outside of Ontario Canada, where he had plenty of “open space” Frank Hawley started his driving career at the ripe old age of four years old behind the wheel of his 5 hp powered go- [...]

Al Bergler

By |2019-04-08T19:33:48-04:00April 8th, 2019|2014 inductees|

Yes, Al Bergler is a racer but he is also much more. Al is a master craftsman who earned a reputation in several areas within the hot-rodding arena. Al grew up in the automotive city of Detroit. In 1958 he [...]

John Abbott

By |2019-04-08T19:29:47-04:00April 8th, 2019|2014 inductees|

John Abbott grew up in Denver Colorado in the drag culture of the era. He highly respected the likes of Kenz & Leslie and their Bonneville streamliner. Jon Bandimere Sr. famous for supercharged engines and Bandimere’s supercharged Cadillac powered GMC [...]

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