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Bristol Dragway is excited to announce they have aquired the services of Tim Lopata as the “Managing Director” of the FUN FORD WEEKEND car show June 29th and 30th in Bristol Tennessee.

Mr Lopata will be leaving his position as president of THE FORGE INVITATIONAL MUSCLECAR SHOW and taking over the chores of co-ordinating the 2 day all FORD show.

While producing The Forge it was chosen by MSN as one of the top 8 shows in the Country to see. He has put together a display,along with the BOSS 429 registry,the first time in history every color of the 429 cars to roll down the assembly line in 1969 and 1970. With the help of Jason Thompson the largest display of Talladega and Cyclone cars in one place since they were built. He will be bringing that same experiance,along with already having an involvement with FORD RACING, in putting together what will not only be one of the premier events on the east coast but one of the best all FORD events anywhere.

There will also be a special BOSS display for all attendees from Tim’s FORGE SHOW and others at the 2012 event. We are going to see if we can provide MCA type judging for this category; also a 1964 – 2012 mustang display.

He will also continue to provide displays for the NHRA race and NASCAR / FOODCITY FANFEST event which fall on differant dates during the 2012 season. The event will also promote drag racing for the weekend and will have spacing for FORD and other parts vendors and even has swap meet spaces for the garage guy looking for that hard to find part.

All info to be added to the FFW website soon.

For vendor sponsor info contact:

Tim Lopata

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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