Interviews With Industry & Racing Pioneers to Be Filmed at SEMA Show

Oct 6, 2010

The Quarter Mile Foundation has announced an ambitious schedule of interviews for the “PROJECT 1320” documentary series to be done at the 2010 SEMA Show.

SEMA and the SEMA Show management have provided the Quarter Mile Foundation with the facilities next to the show floor which have made this all possible,” said Traci Hrudka, foundation chairman, in a statement released by the foundation. “The room, which is very near our East Lobby display location, will let us work almost seamlessly to organize and expedite the interview filming process.”

“We are concentrating on getting these first person narratives with the older members of the SEMA Hall of Fame, as well as other individuals who built and influenced drag racing and the performance aftermarket,” Hrudka continued in the statement. “As these men and women gather at the SEMA Show, the Foundation and the Association realized this was an ideal venue-rooms for filming were available, the annual SEMA Hall of Fame Luncheon and the electric atmosphere of the show itself bring many of these pioneers together.”

Plans currently call for 10-12 interviews to be completed at the show and added to the interviews with Jon Lundberg and Dave McCelland that have already been finished.

Bob Airheart, Ed Iskenderian, Louis Senter, Carroll Shelby, “Speedy” Bill Smith, Don Smith, Linda Vaughn, “Doc” Watson and Alex Xydias are currently scheduled for interviews during the SEMA Show.

Many of these individuals will also make personal appearances at the Quarter Mile Foundation/PROJECT 1320 display (Booth No. 26112) in the East Pavilion of the Central Hall signing autographs and reminiscing with show attendees.

“Without the help of the Association and the show management, this would have been a very difficult proposition,” said Hrudka in the foundation statement. “The SEMA Show again provides the Foundation an excellent opportunity to showcase the PROJECT 1320 undertaking, and with the filming which will be occurring, we are anticipating a busy, rewarding week.”

The Quarter Mile Foundation is a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit foundation, which is producing PROJECT 1320, a documentary film series about the history of drag racing and the parallel growth of the performance automotive aftermarket.

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