On October 14, 2000, retired race car driver Ramo Stott appeared
My Classic Car
Autofest Nationals in Evansville, Indiana.
Also in attendance was the #7 SuperBird that he campaigned in ARCA,
NASCAR and USAC. In addition to winning with the car three times in
its seventeen race appearances from 1970 to 1972, Ramo also earned ARCA
championships in 1970 and 1971. Other notable achievements in the
Keokuk, Iowa native's almost 40-year career were a USAC championship
in 1975 and a pole in the 1976 Daytona 500.
Famous for being a fun-loving "colorful" type of guy, there are
old stories that circulate about the time Ramo dressed as a woman and
won a dance competition, and he and his crew always concocted some
type of outrageous uniforms to wear on race days. In the adjacent photo,
Ramo appears in a mild mannered patriotic outfit with the car he drove
to victory on three occasions, looking for the most part unchanged
from when he was twenty years younger. Throughout the day at Autofest
he enjoyed reminiscing with the race fans and was continually
autographing photos, die-casts and show
programs to hand out.