Steve & Brenda Taylor: The Tag Team That Ruled Eastern Bracket Racing.

Story by Jim Hill The formidable husband and wife drag racing team of Steve and Brenda Taylor created a powerful one-two competition punch that often found both members of the Taylor household taking home dual Eliminator wins! That one-two punch lasted for more than three decades, until May 20, 2007, when Steve Taylor passed away. […]


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2017 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Car Show Sat., Oct. 21, 2017

Saturday, October 21 7:30 am – 11:00 am Registration for 1978 and older antique/classic cars & nostalgia drag cars on Winder St.   Judged cars $25.00. Non-judged cars $20.00. Dash plaques to the first 300 cars. 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Show & Shine awards, entertainment by: TBA and Announcer/DJ, Cliff Cox. Legendary drag racers, […]


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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. Originally from Carmel, in […]


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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, tuning and going […]


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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, NY. […]


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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 […]


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2016 Hall of Fame Weekend: Friday Fun With The Cruise-In At Kerr Lake

Story and Photos by Jim Hill Part of the fun of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Weekend is the very laid-back, casual cruise-in gathering at Kerr Lake’s Satterwhite Point, just north of Henderson, NC. Kerr Lake is an enormous 77 square mile reservoir that provides great water recreation for residents of both North […]


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