KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 23, 2009) - In an effort to improve its induction banquet in its twentieth year, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is seeking digital photos of its “Class of 2009” inductees for use on twin large screens in the banquet hall. All photos need to be e-mailed by their original photographers, amateur and professional, by Noon Thursday to firstname.lastname@example.org and need to be in a .jpg format.
According to museum executive director Bob Baker, “During the meal this year, we hope to continuously loop and show hundreds of different photos of this year’s inductees: Allan Brown, Jim Chini, Jack Elam, Lee Elkins, Jac Haudenschild, Jackie Holmes, Tommy Nicholson, Lee Osborne, Cavino “Kelly” Petillo, Roger Rager, Fred Rahmer, Louis Senter, and Rip Williams. We know that this is a last minute request, but we are hoping that fans across the country will help us honor these greats by donating a digital photo or two from their personal collections. Already we have received photos from photographers John Mahoney, Tony Martin, Conrad Nelson, Bill Taylor and several others.”
Those with questions on this request can call museum curator Tom Schmeh, who is working with media coordinator Kris Krohn on this effort, at 1-800-874-4488. Those wanting more information on the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which is open seven days a week, year-round, are encouraged to visit its web site at www.sprintcarhof.com or call 641-842-6176.