Bill Ellershaw: Master Designer, Engineer and Fabricator

Bill Ellershaw’s work in restoring Joe Pirrone, Jr.’s 1965 “Boss Hydro” ’33 Willys A/GS showcases his talents. Here Joe’s son Rocky Pirrone shows off the result. This car is a major force in nostalgia Blown Gasser racing. “Big John” Mazmanian’s ’41 Willys A/Gas Supercharged coupe was flawlessly recreated by Bill Ellershaw and Rocky Pirrone. Its […]


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Jim Kerr: Prime Minister To The Merchants Of Speed

Story By Jim Hill For five decades, Jim Kerr and his business, Jim Kerr & Associates, Manufacturer Representatives, has provided critical manufacturer to distributor service for the makers of racing and performance products. “Jimmy” Kerr has managed to achieve this while maintaining a high-ground position on honesty, ethics and loyal service. Kerr is also well […]


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Cobra Killer: Pete Arend’s Hemi Powered, 1963 Split Window Corvette “The Mongoose”

Story By Jim Hill Photo from The Jim Hill Collection Pete Arend’s “Mongoose” 1963 Corvette split-window coupe did little to relate itself to the cobra-killing, lightning-quick little creature in Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, “Rikki Tikki Tavi”. However, Pete Arend’s “Mongoose” Corvette did become symbolic of the possibilities provided by an almost unlimited budget and an obsession to build […]


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Cool Threads for Hot Rods!

Story by Jim Hill Tune in to major event drag racing TV coverage and you’ll see numbers of crew personnel, each swarming over their race car as it waits to make a run. Each of these minions will be attired in a professionally designed and sewn race crew uniform that billboards their corporate sponsors and […]


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Ron Colson: A Life Spent In The Driver’s Seat

Colson’s first dragster duty came in this blown Chevy, Top Gas car. Colson drove Roland Leong’s Hawaiian Funny Car for nearly five years. He also drove the Chi-Town Hustler! Ron Colson’s first “fast” ride was this 12 second, B/Gas, ’41 Studebaker. There may be only five or six drivers who have driven more different types […]


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Where’s Waldo… and Everyone Else At the 2015 Henderson Show & Shine!

Henderson, NC, October 17, 2015 Do you see yourself somewhere in that crush of eager hot rod enthusiasts? If not, you missed a major opportunity to see the 1,500+ hot rods, street rods, rat rods, musclecars, trucks, restored antique vehicles and race cars on the main street in historic Henderson, NC. Now enjoying its 14th Annual […]


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Show & Shine Winners: 2015 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame

The 2015 Show & Shine held Saturday, October 17, as part of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Weekend. This year the show attracted a record 1,500+ entries to the mile-long, downtown of historic Henderson, NC. Among those on hand were everything from a vintage Model T Ford to all-out, 426 Hemi powered […]


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