1989 SEMA Hall Of Fame Inductee

 SEMA Hall Of Fame Inductee - Don Raleigh

Don Raleigh

Dons Speed Shop

Don started with a small store in New Jersey called Don’s Speed Shop, an operation that grew to include a full-service warehouse and a chain of stores on the East Coast that marketed full lines of hot rod and performance equipment. Another notable achievement by Don stemmed from a meeting in his hotel room during the 1969 SEMA Show. There, the first meeting of the PWA took place, as there was a push to recognize warehouse distributors. Over time, the SEMA Board of Directors allowed WDs to sit in on meetings, then eventually to be on the board itself. Don was awarded PWA’s first Pioneer Award in 1981, and has been named SEMA WD of the Year.