Four-Wheeled Family Legacy: Missouri Representative Tracy McCreery Undertakes a Labor of Love


Missouri State Representative Tracy McCreery has always sought to put people first, both professionally and as a community volunteer. Her background as a businesswoman and in state government gives her a unique perspective. Early in her career she held sales representative, trainer and management positions for consumer healthcare and telecommunication firms. More recently she worked as the district aide to state Senator Joan Bray and in Governor Bob Holden’s administration. Tracy was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2011.

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“Yeah, Baby!”: Massachusetts Representative Steve Howitt Is a Fan of Classic Brits

Massachusetts State Representative Steven S. Howitt is full-fledged car enthusiast. “I have had many vehicles over time,” he says. “My first car was a bright yellow ’70 Plymouth 340 ’Cuda. Over the years, I have also owned an Orange ’74 BMW 2002, a ’70 Porsche 914 and a ’69 911T as well as a ’62 Morgan, a ’62 MGA Deluxe and 2 MGTFs, a ’54 and ’55. Presently, I own two Triumph TR6s, a ’74 and ’76, as well as an ’80 Triumph TR8 convertible with 6100 original miles.” In fact, a number of his cars have been used in films.

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Vernon Slone meets automotive media personality Courtney Hansen at the 2015 SEMA Ignited event. Attendees posed for pictures with Ms. Hansen and Slone’s beautiful Hemi-powered ’34 Ford Tudor Sedan at the SAN display. An image gallery featuring this and the other shots taken during the SEMA Show’s official “after-party” is live on the SAN Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SEMAActionNetwork) in a dedicated photo album.

“We need the SEMA Action Network (SAN) to help us stay abreast of laws which may hurt this hobby,” says Vernon Slone of Henderson, Nevada. To highlight his support for the network, Slone recently showed his hot rod in the SAN display at the 2015 SEMA Ignited event in Las Vegas, Nevada. His ’34 Ford Tudor Sedan (pictured above) set the stage for attendees to meet and pose for pictures with automotive media personality Courtney Hansen. Vernon is also a member of one Nevada's oldest car clubs, the Charioteers. He’s been a self-proclaimed “car guy” since he was young child. He delightfully recalls watching his father work on a Ford Model T belonging to his grandfather. “Growing up, my dad always had an old car around to play with.”

In 1971, Slone acquired his ultimate dream ride. What began as a numbers-matching restored car, the Ford Sedan has gone through a few changes over the years. The factory Ford flathead has been replaced with a supercharged, ‘58 392 c.i. Chrysler ‘Hemi’ hooked to a Dodge 4-speed manual transmission and a Mopar 8 ¾” positraction rear-end. The transmission comes from a ’69 Plymouth Road Runner. “I did all the work on this car except the paint and upholstery,” Vernon relays. “This car was not professionally built but was completed in my garage at home.” Despite its tidy appearance, this well-crafted hot rod is routinely driven for pleasure. In fact, it has been taken to the Route 66 Fun Run in Kingman, Arizona and other car shows.

Our sincere thanks for showcasing your pride-and-joy on behalf of the SAN, Vern! You helped make the evening a memorable one for the many supporters that stopped by.

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