Keep Austin Weir’d: Bob Weir Awarded Key To The City Of Austin For His “Vote Local” Initiative

first_imgThis weekend, Bob Weir took to Austin, Texas, to continue his Campfire Tour with his Campfire Band with two shows at The Moody Theater for Austin City Limits Live. Before his first performance on Saturday, the Grateful Dead guitarist met with Austin’s Mayor, Steve Adler, to talk about his “Vote Local” initiative. This newest project is in conjunction with HeadCount, an organization that advocates for musicians and music lovers to get more involved in politics and for which Weir is a board member. After Saturday’s meeting, Weir kicked off the first of two nights at Moody Theater with the Campfire Band featuring Steve Kimock, Jash Kaufman, Jon Shaw, and The National’s Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, and Scott Devendorf. This most tour has been in support of Weir’s recent solo album, Blue Mountain, which was released during the tail-end of last year. You can check out pictures from Weir’s mayoral meeting below, as well as setlists from Saturday’s and Sunday’s performances. [H/T JamBase]last_img read more

QuickCar Racing Products quick to continue IMCA national champion awards

first_imgLEBANON, Tenn. – IMCA drivers planning to chase national championships didn’t have to wait long to learn that QuickCar Racing Products would continue its slate of awards for top drivers in all eight divisions.IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods national champions all receive 3-gauge panels while the national Late Model champion gets a 4-gauge panel set and both the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and Mach-1 Sport Compact national champions receive 2-gauge panel sets from the Lebanon, Tenn., manufacturer.Now in its sixth year of IMCA sponsorship, QuickCar introduced its understandably popular program of awards for national champions in 2015.Champions crowned during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s take home QuickCar tachometers, as does the champion at the Sprint Nationals.National champions will receive their awards during the IMCA banquet in November. Su­per Nation­als and the Sprint Car Nationals awards will be presented in victory lane.QuickCar manufac­tures a wide variety of high performance products that also includes volt me­ters, water pressure kits, tachometers and switch panels.Information about the complete QuickCar line of products is available at the www.quickcar.com website, by calling 800 997-7333 and on Fa­cebook.“The renewal of the QuickCar program is great for us and just another reason to compete for a national championship in 2018,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “The battle will be wide open this year and we can anticipate it will come right down to the last weekend in September as it always does.”last_img read more