StaffAllpar HomeMore NewsCarsTrucksUpcomingRepairsTest drives

Drag racer, Mopar historian Stewart Pomeroy

by David Zatz on

Stewart Pomeroy, Jr., who documented Chrysler Corporation’s racing efforts for some years, died last Wednesday after a long illness, according to a missive from Mopar Missile reporter Gene Yetter today.

Gene Yetter, who interviews Mr. Pomeroy for Allpar some years ago,  said that he was a successful drag racer in his own right, and is mentioned in an autobiography written by African-American Mopar racer Eugene Coard (Hole Shot: The Story of The Last Mutt Brother).

A Tampa, Florida resident, Mr. Pomeroy was just 70 when he passed; his wife, Marlene, and parents had already died. A “life tributes” page was set up by funeral home Boza & Groel, and a wake was held on Saturday.  He was accompanied in his last days by some of the racers he had photographed and followed.

Mr. Yetter’s interview with Mr. Pomeroy centers around the Mopar Missile, a Pro Stock Plymouth Duster that debuted in 1972.  It won 11 of 14 major NHRA events in 1973.  This car succeeded the Motown Missiles, a Dodge Challenger and Plymouth Barracuda.

Know & Go screens
Employees created new FCA US app—first available to Ram TRX

Newest Ram Built to Serve models honor the U.S. Air Force

Former Ram chief engineer Michael J. Cairns

More Mopar Car
and Truck News

Some popular Allpar pages





Dodge Demon

2018 Wrangler JL



Staff details/contactsTerms of ServiceInformation is presented to the best of our knowledge. Plans change and sometimes mistakes are made. Decisions or purchases made based on this site's verbiage or images are done at the reader's own risk. Also see the Allpar News archives, 1997-2008 • Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. • Mopar, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, HEMI, and certain other names are trademarks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.