Camden's Moment in NASCAR History: The Bondy Long Story
Camden’s part of NASCAR history began in 1963 when Maynard Bond “Bondy” Long, II formed Bowani, Inc. and set up shop at his home in Boykin. From that shop, Long, his drivers, and his crew began a speed-fueled race to the top of NASCAR’s Grand National circuit. From 1963 to 1968, Long’s Camden-based team ran 208 races with 31 wins, 115 Top Fives, and 27 Poles. Along the way, Bondy Long and driver Ned Jarrett won the 1965 Grand National Championship. Although Long left the NASCAR circuit in 1968, Bowani cars, drivers, and pit crews remain a part of NASCAR’s history.
This exhibit will look at the history of Bowani racing through photographs, artifacts, and the words of the people who worked long and hard to field the very best cars and teams in the country. Artifacts on loan from Bondy Long and Ned Jarrett will be on display. The exhibit will close on January 29, 2016.
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