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 […]

Drake Viscome – “The Vindicator”

      This hairy looking, wildly modified Ford Falcon was built for A/Factory Experimental match racing. The Falcon carried a 427 Ford “FE” Series wedge engine and the long intake ram tubes that became iconic with A/FX racers.   Story by Jim Hill Drake Viscome jumped into drag racing early, and with both feet. […]

Quantico Joe Tucci: Fastest In The East

    Story by Jim Hill Joe Tucci’s success at the end of the 50’s and in 1960 brought him considerable acclaim for his noteworthy performances, at least on the east coast. Out in California, most were skeptical of outsized speeds reportedly recorded by Tucci. That skepticism never bothered Joe, he just kept on working, […]

2016 Hall of Fame Member Jim Zakia Steps To The Head Of The Line!

  Jim Zakia poses with his 2016 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Inductee plaque following the ceremonies, October 16, 2016, in Henderson, NC. Zakia’s involvement in very competitive drag racing dates to the early 1960’s, and always with top-flight Gassers. Editor’s Note: Jim Zakia is a respected, well-liked veteran racer from Niagara Falls, […]

Catch The 2016 ECDT Hall of Fame Car Show On TV!

Catch Bret Kepner’s annual trek through the new and notable entries at the 2016 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame, on TV beginning this Friday, Dec. 16, and then again Sat and Sun, Dec 17 and 18. MAV TV has the first air dates, followed by Rev’n TY and then Pursuit TV. Be sure […]