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.
“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
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