Grand Marshall Jeg Coughlin Sr. is having a grand time at the fifth annual
Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by SoffSeal, which takes place
this weekend at Coughlin's home track of National Trail Raceway in nearby
Coughlin's already been busy with his official duties,
cutting the ribbon to open the race weekend in Columbus at the Airport Marriott
Hotel, leading a hot rod cruise through the streets of his hometown, and hosting
a huge party at the expansive JEGS Mail Order compound in Delaware.
ribbon-cutting ceremony was great," said Coughlin, who started JEGS in 1960 with
a small speed shop on 11th Avenue. "They fired-up the Jade Grenade Nostalgia Top
Fuel dragster and got everyone excited. Then we all loaded up into some old
street rods and drove through the back roads over to our shop. There must have
been 100 or more cars. It was really something to see."