By Mike Bell
Posted in Columns 9/24/10
Jerry Wimbish died on June 22, 1998. Two days prior, he had been part of a team representing the Georgia Auto Racing Hall of Fame Association (GARHOFA) at the Alabama Auto Racing Pioneers Banquet in Talladega, Alabama.
Jerry was a true pioneer of the sport and no stranger to Atlanta’s racing addicts, especially those who frequented the Peach Bowl in Atlanta and at Lakewood shortly after World War II.
During the war, he flew several dozen missions as a bombardier over Germany. I once asked him why he had a slight limp.