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Lawrence L. Graham

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Graham Swift & Company LLC

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Graham Swift & Company LLC

3350 Riverwood Parkway Suite 1900

Atlanta, Georgia,30339

United States

Background Information

Employment History

Theatre Consultant

Graham Swift & Company LLC


Vice President

American Society of Theatre Consultants


Senior Consultant

Cape Dixson Associates Incorporated


Affiliations

ASTC

Founder


Education

College High School


master's degree

theater arts

University of Tulsa


Web References(18 Total References)


Upton Racing

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Graham was 22 years old in 1951.
Although soft-spoken, he was extremely competitive; he wanted to win. But as a result of childhood polio, he was unable to compete in the traditional sports, so he was looking for something that would give him a level playing field. Graham had seen Upton's No. 22 race without success, but he felt that the driver was trying to drive it like a Ford, which it was obviously not. Frankly, Graham considered the car somewhat of a Rube Goldberg setup with its 1939 Dodge body and a 1936 Cadillac V8 engine. At any rate, Upton liked Larry Graham so they put their heads together to come up with a strategy for driving the car. Larry insisted that he had to learn to drive the car before anything was final. He did not want to be pressured to win until he understood his machine. Latt agreed as he didn't want the car wrecked without anything to show for it. So initially Larry tagged the field, gradually gaining confidence in the car. Their ultimate strategy was based on Larry's experience driving the car. They decided to offset the weight of the car with the power of the Cadillac V8 motor. The key was to find a groove on the track that would accommodate them. Larry learned that he had to let off the gas a little early going into a turn, drop down out of the high groove and go low in the turn, accelerating hard coming out of the turn. Most drivers tended to stick in the high groove through the turns. Graham noticed that with the power of the big Cadillac engine he could gain a car length on every turn. He began to win races, but he did not win a feature race, so he refused the local tradition of carrying the checkered flag around the track on a parade lap after a win. As it turned out, Elmo Guy was the Warren County champion with Larry Graham a close second. In spite of all the out of town competition, the race was dominated by Elmo Guy, followed by Wayne Guy and Larry Graham. Unfortunately, with two laps to go Wayne had a flat and Larry Graham passed him to vault to victory. The 1952 season at Beech Bend saw a weekly battle between Elmo Guy and Larry Graham. The bad news for Latt Upton, however, was that Graham was now driving a Hudson Hornet for Ray Fuller and Clarence Murray, as Upton's new car was not ready at the beginning of the season. At times during the year it seemed that Graham and Guy were the only drivers on the track due to their dominance over the field. During mid-season, however, Larry Graham joined the U.S. Air Force, leaving the championship to Guy. Rather than trying to hold on to Larry Graham, Latt told him to find a ride if he could. Obviously, with his performance in 1951, Graham was in demand.


American Society of Theatre Consultants

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Lawrence Graham, Vice President


Upton Racing

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Tommy and Larry attended College High School, a training school for teachers operated by Western Kentucky State College, now Western Kentucky University, all the way from kindergarten through high school.
Tommy, like Larry, had a love of fast cars which led the two of them to stock car racing. Larry Graham tells a story about Tommy that illustrates his determination on the track and unwillingness to back down.


Design - Discussion Forum - TheatreFace

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Started by Lawrence L. Graham, ASTC
Reply by Lawrence L. Graham, ASTC


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Lawrence L. Graham
Graham, Swift and Company, LLC 210 Interstate North Parkway, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: 404-889-8520 FAX: 770.989.7001


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