Dave Fulton

"Chief Announcer" Ray Melton

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Virginia Beach, Virginia's Ray Melton billed himself as "Chief Announcer" for NASCAR. He held court on the public address system at Darlington for many years and also announced at Daytona, Bristol, Rockingham and Richmond. Ray was known for giving "The Command" to start engines and for his colorful descriptions of drivers and racing action. Ray, a former Marine Sergeant, appeared as himself in the movie "Thunder in Carolina."
Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett   8 years ago
IN RAY MELTON PHOTO IS (NEW) Cape Henry Lighthouse IN THE BACKGROUND. DREAMSTIME.COM WATERMARK (NEW) Cape Henry Lighthouse PHOTO FORT STORY WW2 ERA LOOKOUT TOWER AND (NEW) Cape Henry Lighthouse Cape Henry Lighthouses NEW & OLD
583 Atlantic Ave.
Fort Story, VA 23459
http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/CapeHenryLighthouses/ Thanks for any information or photos posted.
Dennis Garrett
Richmond,Va.USA
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   8 years ago
Quite an eye, Dennis! Thanks for pinpointing the photo location at the Cape Henry Lighthouse on the grounds of Fort Story in Virginia Beach.
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