Irwindale Speedway, Pep Boys and the Road Kings collaborated on a great night of hot rods, celebrities and racing this past Saturday Night, June 27, 2015. "Fast Eddie" Salvatore, President of the Road Kings, put in lots of hours, pulled in lots of favors, and almost single handedly put on one of the best evenings we had all attended in a LONG time.
Honorary Member Fast Jack Beckman attended the event with his young son and another little race buddy. Currently on a National Championship hunt in NHRA Fuel Funny Car, he took time out from his schedule to join his Road King buddies at the Irwindale Speedway… as Jack put it, “I love watching cars turn left”. Anyone that has had the good fortune to meet and talk to Jack, will agree that he is a Super Star in so many ways. You can’t imagine a more down to earth and friendly guy than Fast Jack. Thanks for joining us Jack.
We were honored with the presence of Mrs. Cleo Shelby, widow of the famous automotive guru and father of the Shelby Mustang and Cobra, Carroll Shelby. Cleo is a very gracious and personable lady with lots of history to share about Carroll. We really enjoyed being her hosts at the track. Cleo, and her daughter Simone enjoyed the night of Southern California racing and hot rods.
It is events like this that make being a part of The Road Kings of Burbank so special.