It’s almost time for “Last Call” before the cars and famous car people roll into Henderson, NC, for the 9th Annual East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Weekend, Friday through Sunday, October 16-17-18, 2009. This year’s entry list for attendees of the “Shag, Shine, Show And Drag” star studded car show event is already up from last year’s event, and a record turnout is being prepared for.
HENDERSON, NC — Wendell Snowden, former drag racer, nationally recognized authority on the restoration of 55-57 Chevrolets, and member of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame was featured on NBC TV’s Nightly News with Brian Williams Monday, June 01, 2009.
HENDERSON, NC — Mickey Thompson, a backyard hot rodder who dreamed big and achieved even bigger has been selected to receive the Wally Parks Motorsports Statesman Award during the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame weekend in Henderson, NC, October 16-17-18, 2009.
Jerry Baltes’ historic 1960’s vintage Top Fuel Dragster recently served as the centerpiece of the East Coast Drag Racing Hall Of Fame booth at the PRI Show, December 11-12-13, in Orlando, Florida.
Henderson, NC. Each year since this event began in 2002, it has grown in size and stature to become a must-see attraction for the performance car enthusiast. However, this year’s event held over the weekend of October 17-18-19 had to deal with inclement weather for the first time: a day of rain and two days of below normal temperatures. But try as she might, mother nature couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended.
Henderson, NC — If you love slow-smoked, traditional Southern barbeque, the fun of a Friday night cruise-in, a city full of classic hot rods, musclecars and antiques, and bench racing sessions with some of drag racing’s all-time legendary figures, the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame weekend is definitely for you!
Sportsman racing is and has been for many years the very back bone of the sport. You can refer to them as the “the little guys”, but in many cases are just as competitive as those who inhabit drag racing’s top echelons.
The East Coast Drag Time Hall of Fame weekend in Henderson, NC is just two weeks away on October 17-18-19 and just when you thought it couldn’t grow any larger in size and stature, promoter Nancy Wilson announces the name of another drag racer who will be attending for the first time. But this isn’t just any drag racer…. it’s “Big Daddy” Don Garlits along with one of his legendary Swamp Rat dragsters.
When you talk with Joe Gerdelmann about his favorite sport, you can almost feel the passion in his voice as he describes an 18 year span (1951-1969) that saw the Hainesport, NJ native race at tracks from Canada to Florida and several in between.