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.

Kitty O’Neil

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.

SEMA 2018

The Eagle featured in Buggy Whip promotional materials

Jessi Combs was seen everywhere at SEMA 2018

 

Sponsors at SEMA 2018

Odyssey Batteries

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

SEMA Interviews

The Sunday Drive Show

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

 

ss turbine decal

45,500 Horsepower from S&S Turbine Services, Ltd

Sponsor Feature: The LeMay Family Collection Foundation

Click on photo above for Fox Business video

LeMay Family Collection is a long time sponsor of the North American Eagle®

Click on the photo above for video

God Bless and Protect our Troops