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Harold Martin not only spends his time at the race track and in the race facility but also at Speaking Engagements, Personal Appearances, Conferences, Schools, and Autograph Sessions.

Check out Harold's Recent AppearancesWhen asked to present a program to school students, Harold Martin, National Guard racecar driver, puts every effort into encouraging students to stay in school, and continuing on to college. Sharing his desire for success, he inspires students to continue with their education. Part of his appeal is not only his personal charisma, but he also brings his race car, which has a very visual impact on the students.

He bases his emphasis on what education has brought into his personal life, how it has helped him to help his family and what it has done for his race team. While many believe that a "Race Driver" needs little formal education, Harold speaks frankly about the impact education has had on his life.

He shares his experiences as a child, working on his father's race team, and the benefits of knowledge and how he has used his education to excel as a driver. He speaks openly about the need for family and the importance of education on his family.

As the president of Martin Motorsports, and former GM engineer, his softly spoken words make a big impression on his audience. Harold is comfortable speaking to inner city students as well as students with privilege. His message is "every individual should have a dream. Strive to realize your dream and execute it with a passion." This aligns perfectly with Harold`s personal philosophy of encouraging audiences to maximize their potential.

Check out Harold's Upcoming Appearances listed below or click here to learn more about his recent appearances.

Recent Appearances:

Date Location Description
3/14 - 3/17 2013 Gainesville, FL Racing
4/24-4/26 2009 Rockingham, NC Racing
3/6/2009 SGMP, GA M4 Testing
2/22/2009 Unveiling of M4 Open House - Onsite
12/9/2008 Pioneer Visit Speaking Appearance
10/30/2008 Las Vegas Valley High School
Las Vegas, NV
Speaking & Autograph Session
10/24-10/25/2008 Ennis, TX Racing Appearance
9/12-9/13/2008 Rockingham, NC Racing Appearance
8/13/2008 Hall of Fame Ceremony Guest Appearance
7/24/2008 Army Depot Center Speaking & Autograph Session
7/24/2008 Kennedy Krieger Hospital Speaking & Autograph Session
7/4-7/6/2008 ADRL - Radford, VA Racing Appearance
6/28/2008 IRL - Richmond, VA Guest Appearance
6/27/2008 Pentagon VIP Appearance
6/6-6/7/2008 ADRL - Martin, MI Racing Appearance
5/15/2008 Northwest Career Center - Dublin, OH Speaking Appearance
5/9-5/10/2008 Valdosta, GA Race Raceday
5/8/2008 Mello Mushroom - Valdosta, GA Car Display
5/8/2008 Hardees - Valdosta, GA Car Display
5/8/208 Worth County High School - Albany GA Speaking Appearance
5/7/2008 Albany TV Interview TV Interview
5/7/2008 Monroe Comprehensive High School Speaking Appearance
3/08/08 Autograph session in Hospitality Tent
Houston, TX
Autograph Session
3/07/08 Guarding Our Youth Event
Houston, TX
Speaking Appearance
2/11/2008 Auto Show
Chicago, IL
Unveiling New Car and sponsorship

Recent Appearances:

Gainesville, FL Gatornationals

Harold Martin

Competing at Gainesville, FL Gatornationals

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Burnout Time

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Harold Martin runs career best at 5.93 seconds

Rockingham, NC

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Harold Martin and the M4
M4 Burnout
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Harold Martin and the M4
Harold Martin in the M4
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M4 Take Off
M4
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Harold Martin makes a Rockingham burnout
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Off the M4 goes!
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M4 /burnout
Martin M4 headed to the finish line

South Georgia Motorsports

On Friday March 6, 2009 at 12:00pm, it became official that the Martin M4 was approved for professional racing and its official certification labels were posted inside the car.

Harold Martin Racing
Harold Martin Racing
Harold Martin with fans Rolf and Cason at SGMP (South Georgia Motorsports Park) in front of the new Martin M4.
M4
M4..... One Badd Car.
 

Pioneer High School Visit

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Harold Martin at talks with students at Pioneer
Harold Martin at talks with students at Pioneer
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Harold Martin signs autographs for students
Harold Martin signs autographs for students
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Harold Martin with Students at Pioneer
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Harold Martin with Diesel Students at Pioneer
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Harold Martin with Automotive Students at Pioneer

 

 

Harold Martin at Las Vegas Valley High School, Las Vegas, NV

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Harold Martin at Las Vegas Valley High School Group Photo
Harold Martin at Las Vegas Valley High School Autograph Session
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Harold Martin at Las Vegas Valley High School Motivates Students
Harold Martin at Las Vegas Valley High School Selects Mentor Student

 

Ennis, TX Races

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Harold Martin's TV Interview
Harold Martin's TV Interview
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Harold Martin with New Recruits
Harold Martin signing autographs
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Harold Martin Burnout
Harold Martin Take Off
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Harold Martin Races at Rockingham, NC

Harold Martin burnout at Rockingham Dragway
Rockingham, NC Crowd
Rockingham, NC Crowd
Rockingham, NC Crowd
Rockingham, NC Crowd
Rockingham, NC Action Shot
Rockingham, NC Action Shot
Rockingham, NC Action Shot
Rockingham, NC Action Shot
Purging at the Rock
Purging at the Rock

Martin competes at Norwalk

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Martin Attends Hall of Fame Ceremony

Harold Martin was invited to don his tux and head out for a memorable black-tie evening of pomp and circumstance. Seems the ADRL Pro Nitrous star received a last-minute invitation to sit at the VIP table for tonight's 20th annual Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Induction Ceremony at the Fillmore Detroit.

Martin will bear witness to John Force, Michael Andretti, Buddy Baker, Richie Ginther (deceased), Paul Goldsmith, Wayne Rainey and Betty Skelton being inducted into a group that already includes the likes of Andretti's father, Mario, stock car legend Richard Petty and drag racing pioneer Don Garlits. Other drag racing inductees expected to attend the event include Don Prudhomme, Bill Jenkins, Danny Ongais, Joe Amato, Chris Karamesines and Shirley Muldowney, among several others.

"I once received an invitation to attend another Hall of Fame induction ceremony down in Talladega (AL), but I wasn't able to go that time, so I'm really looking forward to tonight," Martin said. "This is a great opportunity to gain some exposure for what we're doing in the ADRL and to educate people about our style of racing and how much it has progressed in such a short time."

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Harold Martin Racing / NATIONAL GUARD Racing at Budds Creek

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Budds Creek Crowd
Budds Creek Crowd
Harold Martin Racing & The National Guard Pit
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Harold Martin Racing & The National Guard Pit
National Guard Helicopter in the Pits
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Budds Creek National Guard
Budds Creek Burn out
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Harold takes off
Out goes the Parachutes

 

Harold Martin ADRL Racing Celebrity/National Guard Team Driver Visits Kennedy Krieger Institute 

"Is it possible that we will one day find motorsports science in patient care"
             - Harold Martin

Harold meeting with Executives Patrick_Rummerfield, Dr. Michael Johnston, Joe Stein
Harold visiting special patient Kyle
Harold meeting with Executives Patrick Rummerfield, Dr. Michael Johnston, Joe Stein
Harold visiting special patient Kyle
Harold brainstorming with research physicians
Harold visiting research & test lab
Harold brainstorms with research physicians on industry parallelism.
Harold visiting research & test lab

 

Harold Martin Racing / NATIONAL GUARD Rockets the Motor Mile Dragway / ADRL

July 4,5,6 in Radford, VA.

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Harold Martin - ACDelco
Harold Martin Hospitality Area
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Honorary Pit Crew
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Burnout
Staging
Burnout
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Harold Martin Crossing the Finish Line

Harold Martin Guest Appearance at IRL Race in Richmond, VA

Harold Martin talks with IRL
Harold Martin IRL Interview
Harold Martin talks with IRL team
Harold Martin IRL Interview
Harold Martin talks with IRL Racer
Harold Martin talks with IRL Racer

Harold Martin Racing at US 131

Harold Martin and the ADRL team are quite familiar with, Knoll Gas Motorsports Park.  Located within a two hour drive of our New Hudson headquarters in Martin, MI.

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US 131 Crowd
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Pit View
National Guard Soldiers
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Interview
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Harold's In Action
Race Car Action

Martin's VIP Visit to Pentagon

Harold Martin, Josh Hernadez & Sgt Metzler Photo
Martin joins National Guard team pit area for Richmond race event
Harold Martin, Josh Hernadez & Sgt Metzler Photo
Martin joins National Guard team pit area for Richmond race event
   
Martin over looking IRL National Guard Car
Martin joins National Guard team pit area for Richmond race event
Martin Looks over data at event
Martin talks tech with National Guard IRL race team
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Arlington Cemetery

Valdosta, Georgia Race, May 9-10th

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National Guard Troops
National Guard Troops
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Harold on the move
Burnout

 

Hardees Appearance, May 8th

Harold Martin took full advantage of the Hardee's sponsorship during the recently completed 4th annual ADRL Hardee's Georgia Drags.

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Hardees - Valdosta GA
Harold Martin at Hardees Drive-Thru

Worth County High School Appearance

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Worth County High School Appearance
Worth County High School Group Photo
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Harold Martin Speaking at Worth County High School
Harold Martin with Worth County High School Students

 

Monroe Comprehensive High School

Harold Martin speaks to Monroe High School students.

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Monroe High School Group Photo

Houston, TX - Pit Experience

The Houston ADRL Race Event was the season kick off and balanced with record event attendance and the opportunity to display the new Army National Guard team blue and team red pit experience. Martin, hosting the team blue rig is configured with a dual awning allowing sponsors and fans alike to share the option of the hospitality side or see close up the race car and team preparation. Many race fans were allowed the opportunity to see the EFI wizard at work and witness first hand the unique technology in the pit area. 

In the center of the display was a climbing wall and welcome by the Army National Guard soldiers that were on hand to meet and recruit many of the race fans in attendance. Click on the pictures below for a larger image.

 

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Climb the National Guard wall
Climb the National Guard wall
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Climb the National Guard wall

 

Houston, TX - Guarding Our Youth

Harold had the opportunity to meet with students from Guarding Our Youth Program in Houston, Texas. He shared his story and offered them the challenge of reaching for their dreams and making history. Click on the pictures below for a larger Image

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Guarding Our Youth Participants in the Pit Area
Guarding Our Youth Participants with Harold Martin
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Harold Martin & Josh Hernandez
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Harold Martin Speaking at the Guarding Our Youth Event
Harold Martin Speaking at the Guarding Our Youth Event
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Harold Martin Speaking at the Guarding Our Youth Event
Sgt. Metzler Speaking at the Guarding Our Youth Event
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Harold Martin Motivates the Guarding Our Youth Participants
Harold Martin Q & A Session
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Harold Martin Talks Safety
Harold Martin Up Close with the Guarding Our Youth Students
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Harold Martin & Guarding Our Youth Participants
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Harold Martin Ready to Win

 

Chicago Auto Show -

Harold Martin officially announced his new partnership with the National Guard as his primary sponsor at the Chicago Auto Show. Martin’s newly decorated National Guard Pro Modified Pontiac Grand Am was unveiled at the event, Feb. 8 to 17 at McCormick Place in Downtown Chicago. Martin added his name to a distinguished list of National Guard-sponsored drivers which includes NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and American Drag Racing League Pro Extreme driver Josh Hernandez.

Chicago Auto Show
Harold Martin with the Troops

Arnold Oil Corpus Christi Texas -

Harold recently visited with Arnold Oil Employees and race fans in Texas. Lucky employees also had the opportunity to be part of the honorary pit crew for the San Antonio race that weekend. Click on the pictures below to view a larger image.

Arnold Oil Staff
Arnold Oil Appearance
Arnold Oil Staff
Harold and Mrs. Arnold
Arnold Oil Appearance
Arnold Oil Appearance
Arnold Oil Company
Harold Wins the Funnel Award
Arnold Oil Appearance
Autographs with Customers
Harold Signing Autographs at Arnold Store
Harold Meeting with Fans
Arnold Oil Appearance
Arnold Oil Appearance
Harold Meeting with Arnold Employee
ACDelco/Arnold Oil Installer Seeking Autograph
Arnold Oil Appearance
Arnold Oil Appearance
Meeting with Fans
ACDelco Zone Manager for Texas
Radio Interview
Radio Interview for Victoria Station
 
Honorary Pit Crew Members for San Antonio Race -
Honorary Pit Crew
Honorary Pit Crew
Honorary Pit Crew
Honorary Pit Crew
Honorary Pit Crew

Victoria High School, Victoria Texas -

Harold had the opportunity to meet with students from Victoria High School. He shared his story and offered them the challenge of reaching for their dreams and making history. Click on the pictures below for a larger Image

Victoria High School Appearance
Victoria High School Appearance
Victoria High School Group
Speaking to Group
Victoria High School Appearance
Victoria High School Appearance
Motivating a student to reach for his dreams
Victoria High School Administrators
Victoria High School Appearance
Students

 

 

Detroit Autorama -

Detroit Autorama
Detroit Autorama
Detroit Autorama

 

Race Fan Autograph Sessions -

Meeting with Race Fan
Meeting with Race Fans
Virginia Motorsports Fan
Milan Dragway Fan
Race Fans
Race Fan Support

Detroit High School Visit -

Detroit High School Visit

Speed Vision Interview -

At a recent speaking appearance

Speed Vision Interview

 

AC Delco Philadelphia Trade Show -

AC Delco Trade Show
AC Delco Trade Show
AC Delco Trade Show

 

St. Philips College -

A recent speaking appearance

St. Philips College
St. Philips College
St. Philips College

 

Jackson Community College -

From a recent visit to the Automotive Tech Expo at Jackson Community College, the following pictures were received by Harold.

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Jackson
Jackson
Jackson

Eton -

Recently, Harold spent an afternoon with the students of Eton Academy. We have included excerpts from letters and drawings he has received from those students.

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Eton
Eton
Eton

 

Letters from Eton Students:

To Mr. Martin,
Thank you for coming and explaining what you do and what got you so interested in racing. Also thank you for bringing your race car and trailer with to show us. We liked your speech that you shared with us on Tuesday. Thank you for the autographed picture. The gifts were really great. Thank you for letting us go in your truck.
from,Anthony

Dear Mr. Martin,If you get to read this note, because you probably have a lot of thank you letters. This letter is in my own words, not someone else's words. And so I say thank you for the speech and your time. I know you wanted to touch someone's life or something like that. I guess you could say you kind of did that for me. Thank you for coming to our school.
from Samantha
Eton

"To the best race car driver ever--Thank you for visiting Eton Academy, I really appreciated it."

"To a very nice person, thank you Mr. Martin, for coming to the school and for really liking my question."

Dear Mr. Martin,Thank you for coming tour school. And giving me the slinky and the autographed paper. It was very nice of you. Thanks for showing us your super duper lolupper fast drag racer and your big big big big big big big big huge huge huge big big big truck.
Sincerely, Joseph
Eton
Thank you for coming to our school. I liked your race car. It was cool. do you encourage someone else to race? You gave a really good speech. You really touched me and hopefully everybody else. thank you again.
From Alison

AETC -

Harold recently appeared as a key note speaker for the Advance Engine Technology Conference. Click on the images below to view a larger version.

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Hampton -

Harold took time from his schedule to participate in the Career Fair at Hampton Middle School. He spent time in the classroom speaking to the students, then he took them outside for autographs and photos with the ACDelco race car.

Hampton
Hampton Hampton

This was very well received and the kids loved having their photos taken with our driver.

Hampton Hampton

While Harold was at Hampton Middle School, he participated in a lively question and answer session with the students.

Q
: "What does it feel like to drive that fast?"
A: It’s a great feeling, the acceleration of a drag race car is second to nothing.
Q: "Is your dad still involved with your race car?"
A: Yes, he attends most of the race events.
Q: "Did you take special classes to learn how to drive fast?"
A: No, I learned from my dad who had previous racing experience
Q: "Did your college education help you with your race car?"
A: Yes, it continues to be the foundation that gives me direction and insight
Q: "Are you afraid when you race?"
A: No, I have a job to do and I concentrate on being professional and winning the race
Q: " Would you encourage your children to race?"
A: I encourage every child to set goals and to have a dream. I have not placed any expectancy on my son to race. I only want him to pursue his profession of choice with a passion
Q: "Do you drive fast on the street?"
A: No, I think the place for fast driving is on the race tracks
Q: "Have you ever had a bad crash with your race car?"
A: No, thank god!!

Harold Martin and CNN visit Southfield High School

Harold Martin's personal commitment to the future of the youth in America found him speaking to students at Southfield High School. While the primary interest of the students in the group is pursuing careers in the automotive industry, Martin's message encourages them to believe in themselves.

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Martin shared his personal experiences as a engineer at General Motors, as well as the lessons he learned as a youth on which he bases his incredible drive and ambition. The students were intrigued by Martin's ability to pursue personal challenges while continuing to achieve higher levels.

The students listened as Harold shared his lifelong ambitions, successes and learning experiences. "If I got knocked down, and I was laying flat on my back, if I can still look up, I can get up" Martin shared with the students. "Encouraging and motivating students to find the spark within themselves to make it happen is what it's all about"

Also participating in the event was the Southfield High School television crew, radio staff, newspaper staff, and administrators. It was a great opportunity to capitalize on working side by side with the CNN team to capture Harold Martin's message.

 

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Martin engages in a lively question and answer session before signing autographs and touring Southfield High School's new technology center.

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