Posted on October 12, 2012
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - This year’s Justice Brothers Car Care Products/TV Tommy Ivo Spotlight Award shines on the Stags Rod and Custom Club of Ogden, Utah.
Founded by six young hot rodders in 1957, the Stags was almost a carbon copy of Wally Parks’ plan to gain respectability for hot rodding. The NHRA Charter Club participated in numerous community projects including motorist assistance, parades and a long running effort on behalf of the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” campaign.
They have participated in NHRA projects including the International Car Club Association in the 1960s and were the subject of a Hot Rod Magazine salute in 1963. They maintain their own clubhouse and shop in Roy, Utah and for years raced a blown-Chrysler powered ’40 Ford coupe in the supercharged Gas classes. Long-time member Jack Harris is a multi-time winner of the Top Fuel category at the California Hot Rod Reunion.
The Stags will be honored throughout the Reunion festivities with some of the Club’s vehicles on display in the Justice Bros. Spotlight area in the grove behind the grandstands. The Stags will be presented this special award during the annual free Reunion Honoree Reception held at the host hotel, DoubleTree Hotel, in Bakersfield on Friday night.
The exciting 21st annual NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California (Oct. 19-21) features three full days of nostalgia drag racing, hot rodding and American car enthusiasm at the historic Auto Club Famoso Raceway.
Get your tickets today, online at www.nhratix.com or call 1-800-884-NHRA (6472).
Daily admission is $25 per person available at the gate. Ages 15 and under are admitted free with paid adult admission. AAA discount available. Show your card and save.