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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Meet the 2015 East Coast Drag Racing Hall of Fame Inductees

Our 2015 inductees were enshrined in the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame on October 17th at our annual Hall of Fame reunion and induction event in Henderson, North Carolina. Pictured front row L-R: Bill Ellershaw, Larry Lombardo, Woodro Josey, Steve LeSuer (for Frank LeSuer, posthumous), Jimmy King, John Bullard (for Robert Bullard, posthumous), […]


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Tom Hoover, “Father of the 426 Hemi” Passes at 85

Motorsports and in particular, drag racing, lost one of its most iconic figures when Tom Hoover, the man called “Father of the 426 Hemi”, died April 30, 2015. A native of Huntingdon, PA, Hoover’s passing came following a lengthy illness. Hugely admired and respected by his peers and even those loyal to non-Chrysler makes, Hoover […]


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Record breaking attendance!

Record breaking attendance at 2014 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame! 2014 attracted the largest number of cars and people to the 14th Annual East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame. Make plans to attend the 15th annual event, October 16, 17 & 18, 2015.


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