Riverside International Automotive Museum To Honor Jerry Grant
At Ontario Speedway on September 3, 1972, Jerry Grant became the first man ever to turn a 200-mph lap in a Champ Car.
He raced against, and for, some of the greatest names in the business; Bobby Unser, Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant, Carroll Shelby and more. He drove the greatest cars of the era: Ferrari, Corvette, Lotus, Eagles, Cobras and Ford GTs.
When Grant finally hung up his helmet, he brought that same winning dedication to a job as VP of Motorsports for Champion Spark Plugs. At Champion, he oversaw that brand's ascension to near-legendary status. The Champion Spark Plug brand continues to enjoy Grant’s unique efforts to this day.
He was also instrumental in the development and success of Prolong Lubricants.
Grant passed away on August 12 of this year at the age of 77.
On October 13, 2012, beginning at 11 a.m., a memorial “Celebration of Life” will be held in Grant’s honor at the Riverside International Automotive Museum, 815 Marlborough Avenue, #200,
Riverside, California 92507.
The family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to FLMusa.org.
For more details, visit riversideinternational.org.
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