Soon the Hedman Performance Group will celebrate its 65th anniversary.
At this weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals the brand will be on grand display emblazoned on the side of the 330-mph Top Fuel dragster driven by third-generation Vandergriff and Rookie of the Year candidate Jordan Vandergriff.
“I decided I wanted to do something special for our hometown race, and with all of us about to celebrate Hedman’s 65th anniversary, I reached about to Bob Jr. with an idea to get some exposure for our father’s companies while we’re racing,” said Chris Vandergriff, former Top Fuel driver and president of the Heddman Hustler product line. “What I asked him to do for myself, and the companies, and what he decided to do on his own account, were completely two different paths.”
Vandergriff was taken aback by what his older brother Bob and veteran designer Greg Ozubko delivered.
“I am floored he took it to this level,” Vandergriff said. “Instead of just getting some signage on both Jordan’s and Shawn’s car, he gave us Jordan’s car all out.
“Thank you to my good friend, and adopted brother, Greg Ozubko for putting in the time, and effort to design everything, and bust his tail to get it all done for the race. Everything he does is first class.”
Bob Vandergriff Sr. paved the way for his sons, Bob Jr., Kevin and Chris in the business after purchasing the iconic Hedman Hedders brand in 1979, following a successful stint as Advertising Director for National DRAGSTER.
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