In this update: SEMA; We say goodbye to Kitty O’Neil
Today’s Featured Sponsors
The work party this week took place 600 miles South in Las Vegas Nevada! Cory, Loren, Les, Lars, Jessi, Marty, and Keith attended SEMA 2018. The Speciality Equipment Manufacturers Association is one of the largest shows in Las Vegas and highlights the automotive industry aftermarket business. It is a place the North American Eagle® team meets up with our current sponsors and builds relationships for new ones.
Another Racing Legend is Gone: God Speed Kitty O’Neil
Kitty O’Neil with Jessi Combs. Ky Michaelson photo.
If you grew up in the 60s, 70s, or 80s, everyone reading this knows of Kitty O’Neil. She was a Hollywood stunt woman who stood in for Linda Carter of Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman, Airport 77, Blues Brothers, and Smokey and The Bandit II. She is also the current fastest woman ever on wheels at 512.710 mph. In 1979 O’Neil’s experiences served as the basis for a biographical movie, Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story, starring Stockard Channing. Ky Michaelson a long time friend said upon her passing, she was a very special woman. We agree.
The Eagle featured in Buggy Whip promotional materials
Jessi Combs was seen everywhere at SEMA 2018
Sponsors at SEMA 2018
Deanna from Buggy Whip®
Chad with WARN Industries
Shawn and Spencer from 3D Systems
Ian from Full Throttle Battery which powers our Buggy Whip LED Antennas
Mark Perleberg, Host and Creator of The Sunday Drive Show
Fun at SEMA 2018
We found a mime imitating Jessi Combs
Les, Jessi, and Terry
Cory, Terry, Keith, Jessi, Les, and Loren on Fremont Street. Lars is behind the camera
Dave and Kevin from Kendig It Design
Circle of friends
The First Lady of Racing, Lindy Vaughn
Les and Loren with Don Snake Prudhomme
The ORIGINAL car driven by Steve McQueen in Bullit
Les with the Blasphemi Car
Our Favorite Ed Shadle Photo
Attending the SEMA show started with us in 2014, when we were asked to put the North American Eagle® on display. The photo above was taken on the last day of that show. We were all pretty tired after a long week of walking miles of aisles, meeting sponsors, and making new ones. Shortly after this, we began the long process of dismantling the car in the parking lot. When fully loaded we were one of the last groups to leave the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Sponsor Feature: S&S Turbine Services
45,500 Horsepower from S&S Turbine Services, Ltd
Sponsor Feature: The LeMay Family Collection Foundation
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LeMay Family Collection is a long time sponsor of the North American Eagle®
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God Bless and Protect our Troops