Monday, March 04, 2013

2013 Legion of Honor Nominees Announced

YORK, PA – The National Nostalgia Drag Racing Association announced today the 2013 nominees for the Legion of Honor awards to be presented at the 12th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 12-13th.

The annual induction of the legends and pioneers of the performance industry and to drag racing from the early days, the 50's thru 70's era.  Each recipient receives an individual award, a prized photo from the archives, and their names placed upon a perpetual award that is on display at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing located off US Route 15 in York Springs, Pennsylvania. The perpetual award remains in the museum in perpetuity.

This distinguished  group contributed in varying degrees of involvement, some as racers, as officials, industry representatives, track promoters or developed specialized racing products with dedication far beyond the call of duty.  The NNDRA presents these awards symbolic of a Hall of Fame each year at the York event.

Recipients for 2013 are Tom Chastang, Temecula, California; Don Roberts, Georgetown, Massachusetts; Nunzi Romano, Brooklyn, New York; Mori Brothers, Tall Timbers, Maryland; Joe Schubeck, Las Vegas, Nevada; Karl Nishwitz, Spring Grove, Pennsylvania; Bob Carroll, Marietta, Pennsylvania;  Ron Wallace (posthumous) by Brian Wallace, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania; Gunning Brothers, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; Bill Wilcom, Monrovia, Maryland; George "Papa Kook" Kryssing, Statesville, North Carolina; and Francis Butler, Takoma Park, Maryland.

Miss Hurst Golden Shifter Linda Vaughn, a prior recipient, will participate in presenting the awards to the deserving class of 2013.  The induction ceremonies will begin on Friday, July 12th at 6 p.m.