Tuesday, September 8, 2009


[Vegas, Nevada: September 17th, 2009] The Silver State Classic Challenge is an International Open Road Event, Recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records.

Michael Joseph, of Corning, NY, will enter his 1969 Buick Electra GSX, dubbed “Faithful Pursuit” in the annual 90 mile rally. The 1000+ HP Twin-Turbo Buick was displayed in Las Vegas at the Tuskegee Airmen’s National Convention in August. It was specially built to achieve speeds approaching 200 mph. Formula Drift driver, Tony Brakohiapa, will pilot the big Buick land speedster which was financed, conceived, and driven mostly by persons of African descent.

One run will be dedicated to the late Tuskegee Airman Roger “Bill” Terry, who confided in Michael of his own ambition for Land Speed with a LaSalle based car. There was no sponsorship for Blacks after WWII, Bill told Michael.

The 194.9mph target honors the Tuskegee Airmen who won the United States Air Force’s First Fighter Gunnery Meet in 1949. Michael noted “The Buick is an unusual entry, amidst the Corvettes and Ferraris and other exotic sports cars racing against a clock. By competing we hope to inspire Black youth to pursue careers in technology.”

WHEN: 17 – 20 September 2009 WHERE: Silver State Classic Challenge, Ely, Nevada CONTACT: Steven or Gail Waldman, (702) 451-1513, (702) 631-6166, stevezw@cox.net


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