By John Kilroy on December 3, 2011

Directly below the aisle sign for the 1000 aisle is a presentation by the Quarter Mile Foundation, featuring the famed Swamp Rat XIII dragster built by Don Garlits, and Garlits himself signing autographs for his book.

The Quarter Mile Foundation is compiling video interviews of the pioneers of drag racing while they’re still with us. The goal is both to have a historical record of the start of the sport as told by the people who started it, and a documentary that may be aired nationally. It’s called Project 1320.

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By John Kilroy on December 1, 2011

We've got a great Industry Roundtable lined up for today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. Open to all. Robin Miller, Dennis Huth, Brian Carter, Carl Wegner, Gill Campbell, Gray Garrison, Ray Wilkings, Dr. Hugh Scully, Scooter Brother. Jeff Hammond moderates.

Click here for more information on the Roundtable.

By John Kilroy on November 30, 2011

The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is an organization actively welcoming high school students into the automotive world, and they will be exhibiting what they do at the PRI Trade Show in booth 331. The HRoT has a ton of industry support, and organizes engine competitions among high school students across the country.

Make a note to stop by, or for some real fun, the students will be competing at two times during the Trade Show in the HRoT booth:

Noon, Friday

10 a.m., Saturday

All of the teams in the competition are sponsored by companies that exhibit in the PRI Trade Show.

Great fun! We're glad to have an event featuring the next generation at the...

By John Kilroy on November 28, 2011

Orlando is a terrific place to mix business with pleasure. Now that the PRI Trade Show is in its sixth year in Orlando, longtime attendees and exhibitors of the Show have found favorite restaurants and nightspots that they tend to return to year after year. Within walking distance or a brief cab ride are over 150 restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Whatever you're hungry for--down home barbecue to fine dining--you'll find it within the neighborhood of the Convention Center housing the PRI Trade Show.

A very popular place for racers after Show hours is Pointe Orlando. It's within walking distance down International Drive past the Peabody. You'll find many choices, such as the Capital Grille, Maggiano's Little Italy, Taverna Opa,...

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