Press Releases

It took me many years of practice to develop separate writing styles for magazine articles and press releases. I tended to over-research and over-write press releases when I started working in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s public relations department in April 1995. Thanks to the tutelage of bosses Eddie Gossage and later Jerry Gappens, I eventually got the hang of it.

Even after leaving my full-time speedway employment in 2001, I kept producing press material for its annual car shows. This page has links to much of that output, categorized by year.

1995

Dobbertin Surface Orbiter Comes to AutoFair

1996

Aquila Roadster Comes to AutoFair

1998

Students Recreate Route 66 Scenery

1999

1948 Tucker
American Cars of the Century
History: Cars of the Carolinas
History: Pontiac GTO
History: Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
History: Shelby Mustang

2000

1940 Ford Club Coupe
1949 Ford “Moonshiner”
1955 Ford Thunderbird
1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
History: Jaguar
Vending Machine Hot Rod
Walt Hollifield

2001

2002

2003

2004

2006

A Century of Turbochargers Fires Up at Food Lion AutoFair

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

“Beauties and Beasts” of the Car World Displayed at Food Lion AutoFair
Charlotte Hot Rod Shop Feels Economic Upturn Going into Goodguys Car Show
GoodGuys Southeastern Nationals Happily Stuck in the Past

2012

Batmobiles, a Skiing Squirrel and Scads of Shelbys Slated for the Sept. 20-23 Food Lion AutoFair
Tribute to 50 Years of Shelby High-Performance Cars at Food Lion AutoFair
Bat Food Newest Taste Sensation at Food Lion AutoFair
Three Generations of Batmobiles Coming to Food Lion AutoFair
Spectators Expected to Go Nuts for World-Famous Water Skiing Squirrel at Food Lion AutoFair
Retired Farmer’s Handmade Car Collection to Appear at Food Lion AutoFair

2013

The Stingray Returns!
Personal Hovercraft Displayed
Moonshine’s Role in Carolinas Racing History
Stylish Rides for the Zombie Apocalypse

2014

50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang
50th Anniversary of the Pontiac GTO
85th Anniversary of the North Carolina Highway Patrol

2015

Modern Muscle

100 Years of Dodge Brothers’ Vision Displayed during the April 9-12 AutoFair

AutoFair Goes ‘Back to the Future’ with DeLorean Display for Movie’s 30th Anniversary