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By Brian Yopp, MotorCities Deputy Director
Images Courtesy of Jack Teetor and the Automotive Hall of Fame
Published 6.7.2024

Blind Logic poster June 2024

Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss the new film "Blind Logic: The Ralph R. Teetor Story" with the documentary's writer, director and producer Jack Teetor as part of MotorCities' "Many Voices, One Story" initiative.

Ralph Teetor was the brother of Jack Teetor's grandfather. Left blind by an accident at age 5, Ralph went on to overcome his disabiity to get a mechanical engineering degree in 1912 and become the inventor of several automotive innovations, including the "Speedostat" which later became widely adapted in the industry as cruise control.

Ralph Teetor inventor of cruise controlRalph Teetor (right) and Perfect Circle President, William Prossner, looking at a cruise control unit in 1957 (Automotive Hall of Fame)

Jack Teetor, who has spent his life in the motion picture industry after graduating from the UCLA Film School, has worked on creating "Blind Logic" for a number years. Learn more details about Ralph Teetor's life and the making of the film in my interview with Jack.

You can watch my interview with Jack Teetor here, and take part in the Detroit premiere of the film next week in Dearborn by clicking the link below. 

Blind Logic Productions and MotorCities invite you to the exclusive, red-carpet Detroit Premiere of this riveting film, “Blind Logic: The Ralph R. Teetor Story.” at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn on Thursday, June 13th at 5:30pm. 

Trailblazing race car driver Lyn St. James, the 1992 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, has been confirmed to attend this event!

To watch the film's trailer, click HERE.

To learn more about this FREE event and to register, click HERE