CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit NMA Classic Car Display and Autograph Session

DETROIT (June 10, 2000) -- IMG Motorsports, organizers of the 19th Annual Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, announced that the National Motorsports Association (NMA) will be displaying a combination of classic cars and racing machines at...

DETROIT (June 10, 2000) -- IMG Motorsports, organizers of the 19th Annual Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, announced that the National Motorsports Association (NMA) will be displaying a combination of classic cars and racing machines at The Raceway on Belle Isle during the June 16-18th race weekend.

NMA, a nonprofit dues-driven organization, will also host an autograph session with nationally-renowned drivers at its display on Sunday, June 18, at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. NMA Hall of Fame inductees Malcolm Durham, Carl Holbrook, Wiley Booth, Dick Forton, Lennie Huguley, Luther "Luke" Garner, Paul Butch Davis, Lloyd "Byron" Hill, Huston Martin, Ernest "Esdone" Miller and Samuel N. Gurley will all be on hand to sign autographs. Other drivers confirmed for the autograph session include Willy T. Ribbs, Bill Lester, Harold Martin, David Reese, and Road Ammons.

"It is definitely a rare opportunity when a national event embraces a community effort. We are grateful and want to share this with our youth, associates, potential sponsors, and members as our future depends on this exposure. This enables them to get a clear glimpse of professional racing," said NMA President Carmen Carter.

Founded in 1996, NMA has grown into national prominence while still being run by its hometown charter members in the Motor City. Along with its members traveling across the country to compete in the racing and car show circuits, NMA also sanctioned five races last year at Lapeer Dragway in Lapeer, Michigan.

With its goal of helping the community and promoting motorsports as a career path for youth, NMA conducts field trips, car displays, and presentations at Detroit metropolitan area schools. In the fall 2000, NMA will start its youth initiative program named "Detroit Race Research Project."

The Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit will be held June 16-18 at the Raceway on Belle Isle. To order tickets call 1-800-498-RACE or 313-870-7223 or visit any TicketMaster location. Any one interested in being a part of the race as a volunteer should contact the Detroit Grand Prix Association at 313-872-3472. For further event and ticket information, visit www.imgmotorsports.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bill Lester , Willy T. Ribbs , Harold Martin