Publicity & Public Relations at VIR

Virginia International Raceway History 1957-74
I need more info about this subject! - who was PR Director in the 50's and early 60's ?

Typical Public Relations

Radio - WDVA and WBTM (1330 AM) broadcast some events live   

Magazine Articles

Advertisements and Posters


Articles in Programs

Misc. Newspaper Articles - author unknown

John Bonitz, Jr. was PR Director for some events in the mid-60's

Sylvia Wilkinson, a noted author, was PR Director in the late 60's

Margot Wilkinson, Sylvia's sister, handled PR for several races in the 70's

Pat Borden handled some PR duties in the late 60's and 70's

Phil Allen became PR Director in 1970.

Excellent book from Bill King - Click Here for ordering info

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Available from Arcadia Publishing or
- a 128 page photo-history book about VIR 1957-74
- (by Chris Holaday, Nick England, and Phil Allen)

(Click here for a list of corrections - hey, we aren't perfect!)

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