Lloyd Seay, born on Dec. 14, 1919, became a legend of racing in the days long before big dollars and network television. It was said that he “raced flat out simply because he loved going fast.” For many, this member of the original “Georgia Gang” stands for the rugged romance of stock car racing. Seay won the first one hundred mile race run at the Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, GA, also winning in Allentown, PA, High Point, NC, Greensboro, NC and Daytona Beach, FL. He once won three prestigious races over a period of nine days. Car owner and cousin Raymond Parks recalled “Lloyd put his heart and live into racing.” Seay scored wins at Daytona in 1940 and 1941, famously bicycling his car on two wheels in the north turn. One day after winning the 1941 National Stock Car Championship race on Labor Day at Lakewood Speedway, Seay was shot to death by a cousin in an argument over the bill for sugar for a batch of moonshine on Sept. 2, 1941. The tombstone on Seay’s grave in his hometown of Dawsonville, GA shows the clear outline of Seay’s 1939 Ford and his picture, rendered on porcelain, is affixed to the window.