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MUNRO'S WAR-WAGON CARTOON ART ON DISPLAY AT
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 weeks 15th annual Knoxville 360-cubic-inch Sprint Car Nationals and next weeks 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 & Museums 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.