Paul Gold: The “Suitcase Master Tuner” of Eastern Nitro Racing.

      Story by Jim Hill Paul “Goldie” Gold carries a reputation for being one of the East Coast’s most successful crew chiefs and nitro fuel tuners. Goldie has turned wrenches on many of the East’s best known alcohol and nitro dragsters and Funny Cars. Those impressive skills from a lifetime of personal trial-and-error […]

Do You Know These Famed Drag Racers? They’re The Class of 2017!

    East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees The 2017 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame list of honored inductees includes racers, three famed race car chassis builders, a world-class and famous drag racing announcer, and one of the east’s most revered track owner-promoters. In short, the Class of 2017 represents […]

The Legend of Levi Holmes, the “Black Knight” of Newark Street Racing And NHRA Legal A/Modified Production

      Story by Jim Hill The Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaws” series is enormously popular, and one of Discovery’s highest rated shows. This success is in spite of their “street races” being staged on totally controlled street surfaces with the same safety provisions of a sanctioned drag strip. Of course, strict safety standards are mandatory […]

Gene Schwartz: Strawberry Fields DeLuxe With A Heavy Bass

    ECDT Hall of Fame Story by Jim Hill This is a story about a kid from Cleveland grabbing a guitar, learning a few chords, then going forward until he gains considerable fame in the  music world. That’s what happened with Gene Schwartz, and along the way, his other love, building and racing fast cars, created […]