HLTA CHARTERED MARCH 14, 1956

March, 2 1956 -Austin Jaycees played a “big brother role” for the cities hotrodders. The club’s safety and youth activities committees also helped in organizing the Highland Lakes Timing Association, an organization for hot rod enthusiasts. The next project was to obtain a dragstrip for the new club a paved area of 1320ft in length for various car classes. A similar hot rod control effort in San Antonio had also been supported by the Bexar County Commissioners Court, safety organizations and the city police department according to the Jaycees spokesman, Tom Baley. Officers of the new timing association listed were listed as: Bob Beaubien, Bob Davis, treasurer, and Joe Pearson, Sergeant-at-arms.

March 17, 1956 – Announced: The following corporate charters approved by Secretary of State Tom Reavely, Highland Lakes Timing Association Inc.

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