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Open Studios of Roanoke , showing April 30th, 2016 from 10am to 5pm and May 1st, 2016, from 12pm to 5pm


Help support Stock-For-Tots on December 11, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm at the NASCAR Tech Center, Mooresville, NC.

For more information please see
http://stockcar.racersreunion.com/events/stock-for-tots (Will open in a new browser window.)


For Immediate Release
April 13, 2012
Contact: B. Wright Marketing Services- Barry Wright
540-797-4444
Barry@rppublisher.com

Margaret Sue Turner Wright, daughter of racing legend, Curtis Turner will have a Book signing event with her 2012 published book, 'Curtis Turner Racing Stats' at the Franklin County Historical Society’s History Museum, on Sunday, April 15th, 2012. She will also be bringing the 'Curtis Turner Museum of Racing Legends' -TEE Shirts, and some of her personal plein air paintings. This event, called: ‘Moonshine Express’ is rain or shine, Sunday, 1-5pm, in Rocky Mount, VA. Tickets are on sale at the Flora Morris House, 460 S Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA, (540) 483-1890

~ Now available! ~

Curtis Turner Racing Stats;

His Stock car racing career, 1946-1968

~ by ~

Margaret Sue Turner Wright

Curtis Turner's Daughter

$19.95


For Immediate Release
April 12, 2012
Contact: B. Wright Marketing Services- Barry Wright
540-797-4444
Barry@rppublisher.com

Roanoke, Virginia – Margaret Sue Turner Wright, executive director of Curtis Turner Museum, and the daughter of the racing legend, Curtis Turner, has published “Curtis Turner Racing Stats” His Stockcar Racing Career: The years 1946 – 1968. The book also contains the previously nationally published article “My Life with Curtis Turner,” by Ann Ross Turner, now deceased, who was married to Curtis during his racing career. The in-depth article by Ann also includes exclusive family photos and a heart-warming introduction of her mother’s article by Margaret Sue. In 1966 Margaret Sue graduated from her Dad’s Safe High-speed Performance Driving School at the race track he built, the Charlotte Motor Speedway. She grew up as part of the racing family, which is the NASCAR family. From playing around the sand dunes at Daytona Beach as her Dad sped by, to playing in the pit infield areas at Talladega, Margaret Sue has been an integral part of her Dad’s career in racing. This book represents Margaret Sue’s commitment to keeping her Dad’s racing stats and history as accurate and complete as possible. Her Dad’s unparalleled success on the racetrack was nothing short of phenomenal and Margaret Sue wants the fans to never forget what Curtis Turner contributed to the greatest American home-grown sport – Motor Sport Racing. Curtis Turner was voted as one of the top 50 athletes of all time by Sports Illustrated. Curtis has been nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He also holds a place in other Halls of Fame throughout the country. ‘Curtis Turner Racing Stats’ is available on CurtisTurnerMuseum.com at a discounted price or available on Amazon.com. For appearances please contact Barry Wright for more information and availability.


For Immediate Release
April 12, 2012 Contact: B. Wright Marketing Services- Barry Wright
540-797-4444
Barry@rppublisher.com

NASCAR racing legend and Roanoke native, Curtis Turner is in the nominations again for the 2013 Inductees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame! Roanokers can also go online to do the NASCAR Hall of Fame Fan Vote!

That voting link is: www.nascar.com/promos/hof/

And by the way-The Curtis Turner Museum of Racing Legends exhibit is still ongoing inside the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, VA all thru the month of April!

From: the VA Museum of Transportation- CALENDAR: Through April: "Our NASCAR Roots: Curtis Turner, Virginia and Moonshine” Through April “Join us to celebrate Curtis “Pops” Turner, “King of the Wild Road” and one of NASCAR’s greatest racecar drivers! Curtis “Pops” Turner was born in Floyd, VA and chose Roanoke as his home. He learned to race while running moonshine for his father during the depression. Turner went on to win races in several different racing series including the NASCAR Convertible Division and the NASCAR Grand National Series (now the Sprint Cup). On display are memorabilia and artifacts belonging to Curtis Turner and other early racing greats. " Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday:1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. $8 for adults; $7 for seniors (60 ); $6 for children (3-11)

www.vmt.org
303 Norfolk Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
540.342.5670
info@vmt.org


Visit the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke for the exhibit:

"Our NASCAR Roots: Curtis Turner, Virginia and Moonshine"

through April 30, 2012.


Click here for a printer friendly version of the invitation below ( will open in a new browser window )

Turner Invitation Turner Invitation


For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2012
Contact: B. Wright Marketing Services – Barry Wright
540-797-4444
Barry@Rppublisher.com

Daytona Beach, Florida – Roanoke, Virginia local NASCAR racing legend, Curtis Turner, was inducted into the Oceanside Rotary Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame on Monday February 20, 2012 at The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach, FL. Margaret Sue Turner Wright, Founder and Executive Director of the Curtis Turner Museum and also his daughter, was on hand to receive the honor. Margaret Sue Turner Wright received a standing ovation after giving a very inspirational acceptance speech on behalf of her deceased father. Also in attendance were NASCAR Hall of Fame member Glenn Wood with his family, Mike Helton, President of NASCAR, Buz McKim, NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian, legendary driver Marvin Panch, Richard Petty’s crew chief, and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Inman, and many supporters and fans of the legends of racing. Bud Moore, a 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, was also inducted at this event. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Fox NASCAR commentator Larry McReynolds. Larry is noted for working with Richard Childress Racing as Dale Earnhardt’s crew chief for Dale’s 1998 win of the Daytona 500.

Margaret Sue Turner Wright and Bud Moore
Margaret Sue Turner Wright and Bud Moore


For Immediate Release
December 19, 2011
Contact: B. Wright Marketing Services – Barry Wright
540-797-4444
Barry@rppublisher.com

Roanoke, Virginia – Margaret Sue Turner Wright, executive director of Curtis Turner Museum, and the daughter of the racing legend, Curtis Turner, has published “Curtis Turner Racing Stats” His Stockcar Racing Career: The years 1946 – 1968. The book also contains the previously nationally published article “My Life with Curtis Turner,” by Ann Ross Turner, now deceased, who was married to Curtis during his racing career. The in-depth article by Ann also includes exclusive family photos and a heart-warming introduction of her mother’s article by Margaret Sue.

In 1966 Margaret Sue graduated from her Dad’s Safe High-speed Performance Driving School at the race track he built, the Charlotte Motor Speedway. She grew up as part of the racing family, which is the NASCAR family. From playing around the sand dunes at Daytona Beach as her Dad sped by, to playing in the pit infield areas at Talladega, Margaret Sue has been an integral part of her Dad’s career in racing. This book represents Margaret Sue’s commitment to keeping her Dad’s racing stats and history as accurate and complete as possible. Her Dad’s unparalleled success on the racetrack was nothing short of phenomenal and Margaret Sue wants the fans to never forget what Curtis Turner contributed to the greatest American home-grown sport – Motor Sport Racing. Curtis Turner was voted as one of the top 50 athletes of all time by Sports Illustrated. Curtis has been nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He also holds a place in other Hall’s of Fame throughout the country. ‘Curtis Turner Racing Stats’ is available on CurtisTurnerMuseum.com at a discounted price or available on Amazon.com.

For appearances please contact Barry Wright for more information and availability.


Important Announcement!
Please vote for Stockcar Racing Legend, Curtis Turner, who was from Roanoke, Virginia, to be 1 of the 5 Inaugural Inductees in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The online fan voting site to register on is: www.nascar.com/promos/hof/
Thank you for your vote!

Events and news:

August 15th, 2009, 2-4:30 pm: 1st POP'S PARTY!

The Official Curtis Turner Museum is having its 1st organizational meeting called: 'Pops Party!' in honor of NASCAR racing Legend, Curtis Turner! Pops Party! will be at the Public Library on Peters Creek Rd, which is called the Hollins branch Library, near Oakey's and Burlington Elementary School in Roanoke, VA.

"The 1st Pop's Party, in honor of NASCAR racing Legend, Curtis Turner is sponsored by Curtis Turner Museum and is seeking to bring together like minded people who have Curtis Turner stories to share, or would like to volunteer their ideas and /or services to the eventual creation of a Curtis Turner Museum which also will bring recognition to the history of auto racing in the region. Each organizational meeting will be known as Pops Party in honor of Curtis Turner whose racing reputation was to 'Pop' his competition out of the way on the racetrack, and his philosophy that 'Life should be a party'.

This initial meeting will record any Curtis Turner Stories, and will have discussion about creating Curtis Turner Museum Events throughout the year as fundraisers and to raise awareness of this stock car racing legend, Curtis Turner whose racing home town was Roanoke, VA. His daughter, Margaret Sue Turner Wright will be officiating the meeting. RSVPs by email appreciated!

Thank you!

Margaret Sue Turner Wright


August, 22, 2009
Art Demonstration by Margaret Sue Turner Wright at Smith Mountain Lake!
Saturday, August 22, 1-3 pm
Margaret Sue will be painting on the Deck at Smith Mountain Lake! View the artist at work and also see her paintings in exclusive Representation, at The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake!Go online to see her paintings there now at: www.thelittlegallerysml.com. Come on out!
The Little Gallery, Bridgewater Plaza
16430 Booker T. Washington Highway
Moneta, VA 24121
Phone: 540-721-1596
Fax: 540-721-2535
E-mail: info@thelittlegallerysml.com


Friday August 28th, 2009, 5 pm---Until...,
Special Cruise-In at The Big Barn at The Shops at Daniel Boone Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Prequel to 3rd Annual Occoneechee/Orange Speedway Car Show and Racers' Reunion,
Hillsborough, North Carolina


Saturday August 29th, 2009
3rd Annual Historic Occoneechee/Orange Speedway Car Show and Racers Reunion
Time: 6 am-5 pm, Saturday August 29th, 2009
For more information on the above events, please visit: www.HistoricSpeedwayGroup.org


Do you have news to share? Please email it to: info@curtisturnermuseum.com

 

 


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P. O. Box 20588
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
Margaret Sue Turner Wright, President/CEO
540.798.1299
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