2023 – GM announced they are moving its autos into an accessible and inclusive future. Their announcement mentioned the Cruise Control, stating “This brilliant tech was invented by an engineer who was blind named Ralph Teetor, and it was his tenacity that led to a patent that changed driving as we know it.” The article went on to say, “Today, GM is exploring other inventions for and by people with disabilities.”
The prestigious 2023 Induction Awards Ceremony of the Automotive Hall of Fame was held at The Fillmore Detroit on July 20, 2023, and honored Ralph R. Teetor on his 35th anniversary of his 1988 Induction into the Hall of Fame. Board Chair Jonathon Husby welcomed the Teetor family in his opening address.
The 2023 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee Signature event was held at the Hall of Fame Museum on July 19, 2023. Members of the Teetor & Meyer families attended the event where Ralph R. Teetor’s signature was finally set in place and revealed in the Hall of Honor from his 1988 induction to the Hall of Fame.
Our film shoot of racing legend Lyn St. James, 1992 INDY 500 “Rookie of the Year,” and Leslie Mark Kendall, Chief Historian, Petersen Automotive Museum, was conducted on May 24, 2023 at the Petersen Museum. Production team by Street Legal Cinema with Stephen Vittoria, Robert Guillory, and John E. Walker.
The Los Angeles shoot at the Petersen Automotive Museum was completed May 9, 2023. Franz von Holzhausen, Chief Designer at Tesla, Inc., provided interview segments for the film. Production team by Street Legal Cinema with Stephen Vittoria, Gerald Emerick, and Jim LeGoy.
Teetor completed the Detroit film shoot at the Automotive Hall of Fame Museum with Sarah Cook, President, on Feb. 13, 2023, with the assistance of Scott West, Cinematographer/Camera and John Bujak, Camera/Sound.
Teetor joined the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH) http://www.autohistory.org Founded in 1969, the SAH is an international organization with over 650 members in 25 countries.
Character actor Barry Corbin (Yellowstone) recorded the voice of Dean Henry Spangler on Jan. 23, 2023.
The company completed the location shoot with Tom Teetor November 16, 2022 in Pawleys Island, SC, with the assistance of Thomas Dahne of Beverly Boy Productions and cinematography/camera/sound by Ethan Kaiser and Graham Ladd.
Blind Logic Productions announced their support of October 2022’s Blind Awareness Month & World Sight Day Oct. 13th, bringing a heightened focus on the blind and visually impaired community and the realities of living without sight.
The 2022 Automotive Hall of Fame events were attended by Dan & Jack Teetor who met with Sarah Cook, President of the organization, Leah Minadeo, Digital Asset & Archive Manager, and Margarite Fourcroy, and discussed digitizing some Ralph Teetor documents & photos for his lasting legacy. https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/
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Voice-over artist Rick Zieff recorded voices of Macy Teetor and Landrum Bolling in L.A. during 2022.
Recorded voice-over temp track with John Matthew on 02/9 & 11/22 at Garden of Sound studio in L.A.
New York-based Andy Rothstein recorded voice of Bob Beeson on 02/14/22.
Reached an agreement in February 2022 with Beverly Boy Productions/Derek Tow as Editor.
Signed with Complete Production Group in L.A. for SAG-AFTRA signatory and payroll services in February 2022.
Indiana location shoot was held at the Hagerstown Museum on October 26, 2021. A special thanks to Joe Smith, Glen Meek & Barbara with the museum, Chris Lamar, Brenda Campbell & Jennifer Taylor with the Hagerstown Library, Willow Springs for catering, Shellie Gray of The Logo Shoppe, and the warm hospitality of the town. https://www.waynet.org/nonprofit/nettlecreek_museum.htm
Marissa Slagle, of the Western Wayne News, reported in her story of the film shoot, “Ralph Teetor’s extraordinary life is one that inspires people around the world.” Teetor contracted with Beverly Boy Productions, an international company, with the Indianapolis team facilitating the shoot. Thank you to Derek Tow, Eric Filson, and Taylor for the production.
Final thanks to my Indiana cousins Ralph Meyer, Jennifer Bloniarz, Lucy Meyer Kropp, Ruthie Jones for their interviews (Grandchildren of Ralph Teetor).
The 2018 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony celebrated alumni including Ralph R. Teetor. Attending the event were Ralph & Connie Meyer and Dan & Jack Teetor.
On September 21, 2013, a Teetor & Meyer family reunion took place at Lake Wawasee, IN. Still with us, first cousins Marjorie Teetor Meyer and Jack Teetor, Sr. discussed with the next generation the interest of making a film based on Marjorie Teetor Meyer’s book, “One Man’s Vision The Life of Automotive Pioneer Ralph R. Teetor.” And so the journey began.
Early 2014, Jack Teetor, Jr, began developing an adaptation of his Aunt Marjorie’s book into a documentary script with his sights on a one-hour film, now expected to be 90 minutes. Teetor wrote on and off over the next eight years tracking his vision to tell the story of his Uncle Ralph.
During these years, Teetor’s cousin Jim Andron, signed on as composer for the film. Teetor’s brother Daniel Teetor, signed on as Photo Editor.
Teetor completed another update in 8/18/2023 for his 44th revision of his script as a result of writing new additions and reviewing the film’s progress to date.