National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE – CONTACT: TOM SCHMEH; (641) 842-6176

LORI
MUNRO’S WAR-WAGON CARTOON ART ON DISPLAY AT
NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM

KNOXVILLE,
IOWA (August 1, 2005) – Tom Schmeh of the National Sprint Car Hall of
Fame in Knoxville is pleased to announce that the artwork of Lori Munro,
artist and creator of Lori’s War-Wagon, is now on display in the Donald
Lamberti National Sprint Car Museum. This exhibit of cartoon art, featuring
NASCAR drivers who have roots in open-wheel competition, debuts in time
for this week’s 15th annual Knoxville 360-cubic-inch Sprint Car Nationals
and next week’s 45th annual Knoxville 410 c.i. Sprint Car Nationals.

The
exhibit includes the following cartoons:

“Turkey
Night”
– release date 2002, commemorating the famous race of
the same name, and Knoxville Nationals-winning car owner Tony Stewart’s
NASCAR Winston Cup Championship,

“Penske
Envy”
– release date 2003, depicting Ryan Newman’s #12 Alltel
Dodge being altered by his teammate Rusty Wallace,

“410
Queen”

– release date 2004, featuring caricature of 2003 Knoxville Nationals
Rookie of the Year Erin Crocker and accompanying poem, and

“24
Hours And A Watch On The Line”
– release date 2005, featuring
former USAC champion Tony Stewart’s ‘tooth’ helmet and accompanying
poem.

Additional
artwork includes “Stoked” – former Knoxville Nationals
racer Jeff Gordon’s 2005 Daytona 500 win, “Kahne is Able“,
Schwan’s Schrader” and several other popular pieces
which have been displayed at www.war-wagon.com.

The unique
editorial racing cartoons of Lori Munro have quickly become a fan favorite.
In a very recognizable style of her own, Munro has bridged the gap between
art and humor, with the odd dash of poetic license thrown in for good
measure.

The National
Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s hours are: Monday – Friday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.
The non-profit museum is open until 7 p.m. on race nights. For more information
on Lori Munro and her cartoon artwork, visit www.war-wagon.com. For more
information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit
www.sprintcarhof.com.
The museum staff would like to thank artist Lori Munro and advisory board
members Larry Janicsek and Jim Cadwell for their efforts in ensuring that
this unique exhibition debuted in time for the Speed-televised Knoxville
Nationals.

 

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