Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lunchtime fun...

It's not everyday that you get to see the Green Monster and then follow that up with being in a parade.


Here is the link to the Akron Beacon Journel on www.ohio.com.

Car parade Monday
AKRON: The last racer driven by the legendary Art Arfons will lead a parade through the city on Monday.
Many of the cars will come from the personal collection of Bob Jones, owner of Jones Group Interiors.
The parade will form at Akron Square, Arlington Street and Waterloo Road, at 11:30 a.m. It will travel north on Arlington, turn left on East Market Street, proceed to Main Street downtown and turn south to Thornton Street.
Arfons, an Akron native, held the world speed record three times and was inducted in the Motor Sports Hall of Fame of America, International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, National Tractor Puller Association Hall of Fame and the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame. He also raced in the 1939 Soap Box Derby.
Arfons died in 2007.
His son, Tim, is providing his father’s last racer, which will be carried on a flat-bed truck.