Mr. Philip Warren Bonner, Sr., age 81, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed
Monday, November 10, 2014, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Bonner was born in Haralson County, Georgia on June 16, 1933 and lived in
Georgia his entire life. He was best known after being chosen as one of the ten original members of the elite Ford
Drag Race Team formed by the Ford Motor Company in the early 1960s He was also an avid flyer, owning and piloting
various airplanes over the years. He loved nature and was a protector of animals.
He will be forever missed by his family, fans and wonderful friends.
His Grandson, Preston
will continue this website as a tribute to Phil.
WELCOME TO PHIL'S WEBSITE
so many of his friends, Phil started drag racing in the 1950s in Georgia.
Drag racing was just getting popular when he
decided to try his luck at driving.
Since he was selling cars for an Atlanta Ford Dealer, he also thought it would
be fun while at the same time meet more prospective car buyers.
He was a winner and was picked as one of the original Ford Motor Company Drag
drivers in July 1962. In August 1962, he received one of only 10 super lightweight 406
produced that year.