Aero Warrior Mini Meet - May 10th 2003
Keokuk Iowa Race Car Driver Reunion

Don White,   Ramo Stott,   Dick Hutcherson,   Lem Blankenship,   Ernie Derr - what do these guys have in common?    They all call Keokuk Iowa their home town.  And they all raced or were involved with the cars we love. 

Located in the extreme southeast corner of Iowa on the Mississippi River,  Keokuk Iowa was a hotbed of racing activity in the 1960's and '70's, with possibly more name drivers than anywhere outside of NASCAR country.  The sign you see above once hung at the city limits of Keokuk.  It's was saved, and is now in a private collection.     The people of Keokuk are getting together to honor these men on May 10th, and we have been invited to participate with a display of our Aero Warriors.  

Again, here are the drivers expected to attend:

Don White - two time USAC stock car champion, over 50 USAC feature wins, Ford, Charger and Daytona driver.

Dick Hutcherson - Ford factory driver, multiple NASCAR race winner, finished 2nd in NASCAR points in 1965, 3rd in 1966, 3rd place at Lemans 1966.  Crew chief for David Pearson's Torino and Talladega championship seasons of 1968 and 1969.
Ramo Stott - ARCA champion, 1975 USAC stock car champion, Superbird driver.   Here Ramo is sitting on the fender.  With Ramo is fellow Keokuk driver Lem Blankenship who drove the blue Bird in USAC in 1971.      Both Lem and his brother, Gordon Blankenship are expected to attend the Keokuk reunion.
Ernie Derr - IMCA perennial champion in Dodge Chargers.