Racing's pioneers turned out for PROJECT 1320, including Joe Amato, Jack “Doc” Watson (aka the Hurst “Shifty Doctor”), George Barris and Linda Vaughn.
The 2010 SEMA Show provided an opportunity for PROJECT 1320—a documentary film series produced by the Quarter Mile Foundation—to feature interviews from specialty-parts industry and racing pioneers. They included Bob Airheart, Ed Iskenderian, Louis Senter, Carroll Shelby, “Speedy Bill” Smith, Don Smith, Linda Vaughn, Jack “Doc” Watson and Alex Xydias.
PROJECT 1320 uses first-person narratives to describe the birth and growth of drag racing from the late '40s to the end of the 1980s. It also defines how the specialty-parts industry grew out of the drag-racing market. As time passes, the legends and heroes of the sport and the founding fathers of the specialty-parts industry are being lost as well as their intimate stories.
To learn more about this industry program and how to support the Quarter Mile Foundation and PROJECT 1320, visit www.project1320.com. Financial support programs are available for companies large and small as well as for the “Friends of PROJECT 1320” for individuals.