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Golden anniversary

...Daytona Beach that the future of organized stock car racing was shaped. The Dec. 14, 1947, meeting was arranged by a local mechanic, Bill France Sr., who had hung up his driving gear a year earlier to focus his attention on promoting stock car...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/06/oth_221988.shtml
Other sports
NASCAR's 50 years recall facts, spur some fiction

...the innocent, but, otherwise, most of the facts in this chronology are completely fabricated. Dec. 14, 1947: Local mechanic Bill France arranges a meeting of track operators and promoters from across the South at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/15/oth_222544.shtml
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5 tips for choosing a mechanic

...problems with your exhaust system? Have a custom-built, high-performance vehicle? It's crucial to find out if a local mechanic has expertise dealing with specific problems, or a particular make of car. Some automakers offer special classes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/20/bus_548536.shtml
Business
Mr. James Chandler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

...Leader and Den Leader. Mr. Chandler, along with his late mother, also worked part-time as a caterer. He was a local mechanic. Mr. Chandler is survived by two sons, David A. Chandler and John M. Chandler; a daughter-in-law, Barbara...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/20/obi_349163.shtml
Obituaries
School of hard knocks

...Jessica Guinn barely knew the difference between a seat belt and a fan belt, but she figured something was wrong when a local mechanic in Orange Park, Fla., tried to sell her fluid for her turn signal. "When someone tries to sell you blinker fluid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/15/nas_422250.shtml
Nascar
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