Go ‘Way Matthew! 2016 Hall of Fame On This Weekend!

    By Jim Hill In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew I wanted  everyone know this weekend’s East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Weekend (Oct 14-15-16) event will happen as scheduled. Nancy Wilson reports that Henderson, NC was spared wind damage or flooding, just heavy rain and it’s now drying out just fine. Weather […]

Gassers: Radical Retro Is Right On!

  It’s blown, it’s bad and loud as hell, but Steve Crook’s “Blew By You” ’56 Chevy Nostalgia Gasser is a crowd pleaser. The Eastlake, Ohio Tri-Five has blown big-block Chevy power, does long, smokey burn-outs, wheelstands and is knocking on the door to eight-seconds.   Story and Photo Captions by Jim Hill Those uniquely American […]

Gassers Pt. 7: California Dreaming

  Arguably, the candy apple red, A/Gas Supercharged, 480 CID Chrysler Hemi powered ’41 Willys coupe of “Big John” Mazmanian symbolizes the Gassers of California during the 60’s, shown here at the Winternationals, Pomona, CA.   Story and Photo Captions by Jim Hill As the birthplace of drag racing, California once enjoyed a bountiful Gasser legacy. […]

Northwest Gassers: Fewer But Faster

    Jim Warter’s Joint Venture C-2 Corvette was built for dual purpose racing, as a Gasser, in Modified Eliminator, or for Comp Eliminator, in D/Altered. The wheelstanding ‘Vette was highly successful in both, and Warter traveled far and wide to race. Here he leaves, wheels-up at the NHRA Nationals, running in D/Altered. (Photo by Jim Hill) […]

Gassers: Those Hard-Riding, Hot Rod Good Guys From Way Out West

From Phoenix, Arizona came Johnny Loper’s legendary “Lil Hoss” ’48 Anglia A/Gasser. Loper’s small-block Chevy powered car became a well-known advertisement for his Loper’s Speed Shop. That later became one of the Southwest’s largest and most successful speed warehouse operations. Along the way Loper moved from Gassers to the loud and expensive nitro Funny Car […]

Gassers Midwest: Fast and Fabulous

  The Hill Brothers, Bill and Pete, were charter members of the famed 1960’s informal group known as “The Ohio Gassers”. They built and ran a series of very successful, traditional Gassers. Each Hill Bros. race car was known for its beautiful paint, chrome and workmanship as well as blistering performance that made all fan […]