Auto of honor: Motley man pays tribute to Vietnam vets with race car
By Brainerd Dispatch
April 1, 2019
Barry Mudford crouched down to read the names of his fallen comrades closer.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Mudford recognized some of the men listed—those soldiers from the Brainerd lakes area who lost their lives in the conflict. The names were part of a custom-designed wrap on a Mod 4 car owned by Jess Geesey, a racer participating in the North Central Speedway car show Friday, March 29, at the Westgate Mall.
Geesey, who races at the Barrows track on Saturdays during the summer season, said he wanted to honor Vietnam veterans—including his own father, who he said served as a tanker during the war. With the help of Corcoran-based Cain Designs and Wraps, Geesey's race car does just that, bumper to bumper. read more here