September 2007 Archives

September 26, 2007

Lail Speedway

I wasn't aware there was a Lail Speedway.

This is the 17.5 A main run at the D.R. Findley Memorial race held at Lail Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on September 22, 2007.

September 5, 2007

Studio Q Furniture

Quaker House Furniture, founded by my uncle Clyde "Pete" Lail and run by his son, Gary, has changed its name to Studio Q Furniture.

New Web site,, is coming soon.

The name change for the comapny based in Hickory, N.C., was announced in late July.

From the July 22, 2007, Charlotte Observer:

Last year during NeoCon World's Trade Fair, the company launched a designer series of select seating and complementary tables under the name Studio Q.

Quaker Furniture also formed Healthscapes to encompass all of its health-care products.

This page on the existing Web site explains the a bit about the original Quaker name and the company.


September 3, 2007

Crazy in Tupelo

 The director of the 25th annual Tupelo Marathon, Mike Lail, gets some kudos.
 "This is a great race, I like the history of this race and I like the director, Mike Lail. He?s crazy."
 -- race winner Chuck Eagle in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (9/3)