S&M 70 Cuda

The formidable Sox & Martin (ECDT Hall of Fame members) team dominated Pro Stock before rules changes left the 426 Hemi engine uncompetitive. This 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda was named “The Boss” for obvious reasons.


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Pro Stock 1970

No 1 Jenkins rosin OCIR Bill Jenkins swept the early 1970 debut of Pro Stock with this converted SS/C ’68 Camaro. Here, Grumpy burns through rosin dust, part of the match race “show” that endeared fans and sponsors to the new category.


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Jenkins rosin OCIR

Jenkins rosin OCIR Bill Jenkins swept the early 1970 debut of Pro Stock with this converted SS/C ’68 Camaro. Here, Grumpy burns through rosin dust, part of the match race “show” that endeared fans and sponsors to the new category.


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Photo Captions: “Manifold Wars”

Legendary Chevy racer Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins led the charge in developing the new Pro/Stock category in 1970. Jenkins was also on the leading edge of technology in developing 2×4 intake manifolds and carburetors. Here the Malvern, PA wizard puts his magical tuning touch on the 427 big-block Chev in his ’67 Camaro. This car was […]


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Manifold Wars

Story and Photo Captions by Jim Hill The recent passing of Vic Edelbrock, Jr., brought to mind the huge contribution Vic’s Edelbrock Equipment Company and others in the intake manifold game made to the science of all-out race engine power and the industry. The name Edelbrock cast into an aluminum intake manifold, or other products, […]


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Hank Hankins’ Non-Stop Journey As A Larger-Than-Life Drag Racing Legend

Story by Jim Hill James Hankins always thought of himself as a local, little guy racer, one of the tens of thousands of weekend warriors that fill the staging lanes at drag strips across the nation. His modesty notwithstanding, Hankins’ lifetime and career achievements touched tens of thousands of individuals. This restless stamina reached far […]


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Rick Holladay Still Prefers A Clutch Play

Story by Jim Hill That insatiable drag racing bug chomped down on Rick Holladay in 1964. At the time Rick was a student at the University of Arizona. On a whim, he took his daily driver, a ‘64 GTO, to the local track at Tucson. Holladay was at once thrilled by the speed rush, power-shifting […]


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Roy Johnson: Carrying The Mopar Banner, Chasing The Pro-Stock Dream

Story by Jim Hill As he nears his 75th birthday, Roy Johnson looks in both the rear-view mirror and to the future. He sees both with a simple, yet crystal-clear perspective. Not many men who have reached three-quarters of a century have the unique life story, or lifestyle of the Greenville, Tennessee resident. For much […]


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

East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees 7 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame list of honored inductees includes racers, three famed race car chassis builders, a world-class afamous “Jet Car Bob” Smith   Pioneer Jet Dragster Driver J. Ed Horton   Race Car Chassis Builder Randy Stewart   Sportsman Drag Racer, Fabricator (Posthumous) […]


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