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

Story by Jim Hill   There may be only five or six drivers who have driven more different types of drag race cars – and been as successful at the task as Illinois’ Ron Colson. Colson grew up in tiny Oregon, Illinois, with a population of just over 4,000 souls. As a young teenager he […]

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 […]

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.