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Quarter Mile Foundation to host Linda Vaughn Roast
A Tribute to Miss Hurst Golden Shifter
The Quarter Mile Foundation will pay tribute to the "First Lady of Motorsports," Linda Vaughn, with a roast which will be hosted at the "Sports Castle" facility at the very exclusive Lucas family estate in Carmel, Ind., on Wednesday, August 29, preceding the NHRA's Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at the Lucas Oil Raceway/Indianapolis (August 29-September 3, 2012).
The event will feature roasters from across the wide range of the North American motorsports community – Drag Racing, IndyCar, NASCAR – as well as the automakers and performance aftermarket companies commenting on the life and times of Linda, her contributions and impact upon motorsports and the performance aftermarket for the past 50-plus years. In addition to the Roast, an auction of donated items from friends in the aftermarket, drag racing, IndyCar and NASCAR will be held. The auction will include a silent auction during the cocktail hour, and live bidding on select items between the presentations of the roasters.
DATE: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
LOCATION: Lucas family estate, Carmel, Ind.
TIME: Cocktails – 6:00 P.M., Dinner – 7:00 P.M., Roast & Auction – 8:00 P.M.
PROCEEDS: Proceeds will benefit both Linda Vaughn and the Quarter Mile Foundation in its quest to capture the first person stories of drag racing's pioneers beginning in the late 40's through the 80's; plus the motorsports aftermarket which was spawned from their efforts.
Master of Ceremonies: Bob Frey (NHRA Event announcer)
Confirmed Roast Panel: Joe Amato, Paul Candies, Corky Coker, Jeg Couglin Sr., John Force, Don Garlits, Chip Ganassi, Bob Glidden Lynn St. James and Jack "Doc" Watson
A Special presentation from Bob McJannett of Performance Improvements "Canada Loves Linda" will be made!
TICKETS - Will be emailed to buyer
There will be seating for 310 individuals.
VIP/Sponsor* tables – $2000/table (seats 8 w/formal dinner) – *Please email high resolution logo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored Non-VIP* tables – $1500 per table - *Please email high resolution logo to email@example.com
Individual tickets – $100 each includes formal dinner
Sponsors will receive several marketing bonuses attached to the event, and the post-event DVD.
Tickets may be purchased on line. There will be a nominal service fee attached to the ticket price.
Tickets may also be purchased by mailing a check or money order for the appropriate amount (in U.S. funds) to:
Quarter Mile Foundation
6210 Beverly Drive
Parma Hts., OH 44130
(Include ticket mailing return information)
Dress code: Business Casual
Hilton Doubletree - 11355 N. Meridian St. Carmel IN. 46032
Group Name - Linda Vaughn Tribute Gala
Phone - 317-844-7994 or 800-222-TREE
Executive Suites - $99 per night plus taxes
Rooms rates available for August 28th & 29th only. Five rooms available for the 28th and fifteen rooms available for the 29th.
Must be booked prior to 8/7/2012 to receive rate.
A portion of the purchase for tickets/sponsorship and support will be tax deductible (US only). Additional information will be made available regarding the final roasters and other related details of the event in the near future.
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Quarter Mile Foundation
Quarter Mile Foundation’s mission is to collect, share and archive the history of the sport of drag racing, and related aspects of the high performance aftermarket in a for network TV documentary series. Focusing upon capturing the first person oral histories of the pioneers and legends. The goal is to preserve interviews, in addition to photos, movies and video tape for present and future generations to see and experience how drag racing and the performance aftermarket impacted the North American automotive market. To build a permanent historical record of drag racing – its people, cars, events and industry, a record that transforms our past into present, and present into future giving context to ideas and anchorage to experience.