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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR '09 MUSCLECAR MADNESS
July 14, 2009

York, PA - The winners for the '09 Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion show are hereby announced for both inside and outside shows held on July 10-11, 2009 at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.

The show held its own with the 2008 show for attendance which is an accomplishment in itself with the status of the current economy.

The winners are as follows:
Musclecar Madness (Inside)
Musclecar

1st Place - Gary Morgan/Fred Gimbel, Fawn Grove, PA - '69 Shelby GT 500
2nd Place - Steve Hornbaker, Williamsport, MD - '69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
3rd Place - Jeff Smith, Williamsport, MD - '68 Ford Shelby
Drag Racing
1st Place - Nick Smith, Jupiter, FL - '65 AWB Dodge Dave Strickler
2nd Place - Billy Lynch, Huntington Sta., NY - Lynch Brothers Top Fuel Dragster
3rd Place - Wade McHaffey, Mechanicsville, MD - '27 Ford Roadster
Special Interest
1st Place - David Brown, Jr., Holtwood, PA - '33 Ford Pickup - Street Rod
2nd Place - Larry & Ginger Moody, Dover, PA - '67 Chevrolet SS Camaro
3rd Place - Frank Davis, Finksburg, MD - '55 Chevrolet Handyman Wagon

The Media Award was presented to Geoff Stunkard, Johnson City, Tennessee and the Nostalgia Person of the Year Award was presented to Matt Murphy of Marietta, Georgia.

The Central Pennsylvania Modelers display awards were:
1st Place - Dave Kinsey, '56 Chevrolet Gasser
2nd Place - Joe Sander, ''0 Ford Coupe
3rd Place - Dan Peterson, '64 Dodge Sedan

A commemorative York Nostalgia wrist watch was presented to Lloyd Mauney for being the last car to go down the York US 30 Dragway in competition at the last race in September 1979.

Awards for the Cruisin' Into Summer Cruise In on the outside hosted by the staff of Cruisin' Columbia were awarded as follows:
Street Rod
1st Place - Randy Davis, Littlestown, PA - '33 Willys Coupe
2nd Place - Charles Cornman, Shippensburg, PA - '32 Ford Coupe
3rd Place - Mike Hitch, Baltimore, MD - '37 Chevrolet Coupe
Musclecar
1st Place - Dave Brown, Edgewater, MD - '67 Plymouth Barracuda
2nd Place - Barry Duke, Mt. Wolf, PA - '66 Ford Mustang
3rd Place - David Busler, York, PA - '66 Chevrolet Nova
Special Interest
1st Place - Bill Mentzer, Columbia, PA - '86 Ford Mustang
2nd Place - Tim Ehrhart, Dover, PA - '63 Chevrolet Impala
3rd Place - Brian Brandow, Churchville, MD - '67 Chevrolet Chevy II
Truck
1st Place - Craig Wangness, Sabillasville, MD - '37 Chevrolet
2nd Place - Fred Boone, Newport, PA  - '31 Ford
3rd Place - Jack Forbes, Abbottstown, PA - '48 Ford
Staff Choice
Rod Saboury - '63 Corvette

The awards presentations concluded the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness show. The tentative date for the 9th Annual show is July 9-10, 2010 with a Salute to Chevrolet and a Tribute to Junior Stock.


IT'S ALL ABOUT HISTORY AT THE YORK REUNION
July 6, 2009

York, PA - Performance history comes alive this weekend July 10-11th at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds as York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services present the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion.


The altered wheelbase '65 Dodge of the late Dave Strickler will return to York at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds this weekend July 10-11th for the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion. The car won the '65 NHRA Springnationals in Bristol, Tenn.

A stellar list of racing legends will meet and greet their many fans and racing peers at the event that has taken the nostalgia world by storm. Tommy Grove, "Ohio George" Montgomery, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, the "Voice of Drag Racing" Jon Lundberg, and a whole host of personalities who have made a indelible impression in the drag racing history books will celebrate their annual reunion and the annual reunion for York US 30 Dragway which ceased operations 30 years ago this season.

The show will feature 150 legendary race cars and muscle cars on the inside and the "Cruisin' Into Summer" cruise in on the outside will host over 600 muscle cars and street rods from all over the East. Admission to the show includes both shows.

The Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in will be presented both days by the Cruisin' Columbia staff. Hours are Friday, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cruise in cars can be registered on the day of the show.

Admission to the show is $25.00 for discount two day ticket. $15.00 single day, children under 12 free and free parking. All active service men and women will be admitted free upon presentation of their active military i.d.

The Central Penna. Modelers will have a model display to the delight of young and old along with special models that have never been presented in the area until this show.

The show supports the York County SPCA with a special memorabilia auction on Saturday at 5:30 pm, with proceeds from the Best of Show voting canisters, and special drawings held throughout the show.  

The great nostalgia weekend concludes with the annual running of the York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12 beginning at 8 a.m. Info www.beaversprings.com

SHOW INFORMATION:
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PERFORMANCE HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTED AT YORK
July 1, 2009

York, PA -  Call it Nostalgia Heaven, the York Reunion, or Musclecar Madness it is still the only show of it's kind in this country, it's the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion show that takes place at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds and is brought to you by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services.


Billy Lynch of Huntington Station, New York will debut the recently restored Lynch Brothers Top Fuel dragster that campaigned the NHRA Northeast Division in the late 60's and early 70's at the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion on July 10-11th at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.

The Golden Heritage Sponsorship by GMMG, Inc., York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services have made it all possible to continue for eight straight years presenting a "nostalgia heaven" with the performance magic of the greatest Legends of Drag Racing making their annual appearance at York which features a Salute to Ford.

The legends list reads like a who's who in drag racing with "Ohio George" Montgomery, Jere Stahl, Hubert Platt, "The Voice of Drag Racing" Jon Lundberg, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, Arlen Vanke, Al Joniec, Sam Auxier, Jr., Bob Harrop, Bud Faubel, Wally Booth, Gordy Foust, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, Bruce Larson, Bob Tasca, Sr., Monk Reynolds, Jerry Baltes, Jack Werst, Bob Chipper, Wally Bell, and many more.  

The Paul & Pam Balash Willys coupe will be unveiled at a special ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Friday while Billy Lynch will debut the Lynch Brothers Top Fuel dragster that was just recently completed.

Legendary race cars like Eddie Schartman's Rattler II funny car, the Dave Strickler altered wheelbase '65 Dodge, the Gas Ronda altered wheelbase Mustang, the Tasca Ford '64 Ford Thunderbolt, the AMC Pro Stock Gremlin and AMC Hornet of Wally Booth, the Doug Thorley Javelin funny car, plus others will also debut at the annual York event.

The Central Pennsylvania modelers will present their annual model display with very detailed replicas of many of the cars that are on display.

The charity of choice is the York County SPCA with a popular memorabilia auction on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., numerous drawings, and proceeds from individual voting for the People's Choice. The goal is to exceed the $5500 in proceeds from the 2008 show. Thus far the York County SPCA has been recipient of over $31,000 from previous shows.

The Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in will be presented both days by the Cruisin' Columbia staff. Hours are Friday, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cars are registered on the day of the show. The inside show runs until 8 p.m. both days.

Admission to the show is $25.00 for discount two day ticket. $15.00 single day, children under 12 free and free parking. All active service men and women will be admitted free upon presentation of their active military i.d.

Many of the cars from the show can be seen in action at the Sixth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12 beginning at 8 a.m. Info: www.beaversprings.com


PIONEERS OF DRAG RACING CONVERGE ON YORK
June 24, 2009

York, PA -  A multitude of pioneers of drag racing will converge on the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds for the presentation of the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion brought to you by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publications Services.


Bob Glidden's Ford Probe Pro Stock race car that carried him to his phenomenal 85th NHRA National event win has been entered by Gary Blair of Pylesville, Maryland at the Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion show to be presented on July 10-11 at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.

Top fuel veterans Jim and Alison Lee and their popular  driver Tom Raley will reunite and visit with a whole host of drag racing legends who will be in attendance for the two days.  Pioneers who provided the impetus for today's championship drag racing will be in abundance including Jerry Baltes, Wally Booth, Gordy Foust, Bob Tasca, Sr., John Healey, Earl Wade, Bob Harrop, Jack Werst, Wally Bell, Hubert Platt, Phil Bonner, Sam Auxier, Jr., Al Joniec, Jere Stahl, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, "The Voice of Drag Racing" Jon Lundberg, Arlen Vanke, Bruce Larson, Joe Jacono, Bob Chipper, George Snizek, Jerry Jardine and the list goes on.  

The show is dedicated to "Precious", the loving pet cat of the show promoters that was lost this week to illness. The show, since inception, supports the York County SPCA and has contributed over $31,000 in direct benefit from the annual show.  The goal is to exceed the $5500 that was contributed from last year's show.  

A Salute to Ford will highlight many of the blue oval legends to appear, as well as, many of their legendary race cars. A who's who of Ford personalities will be available for autographs and bench racing for the two days.  

The Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in will be presented both days at York by the Cruisin' Columbia staff.  Hours are Friday, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10a.m. to 5 p.m. First thru Third Place Awards will be presented in Street Rod, Muscle Car, Truck and Special Interest categories, Long Distance and People's Choice.  Door prizes and goodie bags will be featured.  Entries can be registered on the day of the show.  

Admission to the show is $25.00 for discount two day ticket.  $15.00 single day, children under 12 free and free parking.  All active service men and women will be admitted free upon presentation of their active military i.d.  

The great nostalgia weekend concludes at the Sixth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12 beginning at 8 .m. Info: www.beaversprings.com  


AND THE BEAT GOES ON
June 17, 2009

York, PA - The beat goes on for the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion car show presented by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services on July 10-11th at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds which is shaping up to be the best show ever!


The Fermier Brothers '62 406 Ford Galaxie will be making its first appearance since complete restoration at Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion on July 10-11 at York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds. The car was the 1965 NASCAR Winter Drags Champion at Spruce Creek Dragway in Daytona Beach and competed at the US Nationals from 1964 thru 1969.  

The Salute to Ford will debut the completely restored Fermier Brothers '62 406 Ford Galaxie which has been completed in time for the show. This car was the 1965 NASCAR Winter Drags Champion at Spruce Creek Dragway in Daytona Beach and competed at consecutive US Nationals events in Indianapolis from 1964 thru 1969.

Bob Glidden's '94 Ford Probe 85th Victory Pro Stock race car will also debut at the show along with a whole host of Ford legends and legendary race cars.

The Paul and Pam Balash '41 Willys coupe will be unveiled at 2:30 p.m. for the first time since completion. The car is gorgeous and is a replacement for their Willys coupe that was stolen last year while enroute home from Beech Bend, Kentucky. The new car is an even finer specimen than the previous car and was completed in a record six months.

An awesome lineup of Legends attending include Wally Bell, Bob Harrop, Tom Sneden, Dave Reitz, Ed Hedrick, Ed Miller, Arlen Vanke, Dick Estevez, Al Joniec, Monk Reynolds, Bud Faubel, Jere Stahl, Jerry Jardine, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, "the Voice of Drag Racing Jon Lundberg" and a whole host of others too numerous to list.

Special discount ticket coupons for show admission will be exclusively available at the Cruisin' Columbia Cruise-In downtown Columbia, PA on Saturday, June 20th from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in will be presented both days at York by the Cruisin' Columbia staff. Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. First thru Third Place Awards will be presented in Street Rod, Muscle Car, Truck, and Special Interest, Long Distance and People's Choice. Entries can be registered on the day of the show.

The show benefits the York County SPCA with special drawings, memorabilia auction on Satruday at 5:30 p.m. and proceeds from canister voting for the People's Choice award. Pets will be on display and a variety of SPCA items will be on sale.

The Central Penna. Modelers will present their very popular model display of detailed muscle cars and legendary drag race cars. Always a highlight of the show.

Admission to the show is $25.00 for discount two day ticket. $15.00 single day, children under 12 free and free parking. All active service men and women will be admitted free upon presentation of their active military i.d.


RONNIE SOX'S LAST RACE CAR TO APPEAR AT YORK
June 10, 2009

York, PA - The 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion presented by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publications Services on July 10th and 11th at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds will include a Salute to Ford among the action packed festivities for the two day event.  

The late Ronnie Sox was best known for his world renowned MoPar race cars.  Ronnie completed his racing career at the wheel of this '64 Comet Pro-Mod entry in the early '90's. The car will be part of the Salute to Ford at the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion on July 10-11th at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.

Although the late Ronnie Sox gained his national renown with MoPar entries the York show will have on display his last race car, a '64 Pro-Mod Comet, and will include the Jake King Tribute Car, a '64 Ford Thunderbolt, recognizing Ronnie's very talented crew chief.  

Among the vast group of legendary Ford entries will be Eddie Schartman's Rattler II funny car, the Gas Ronda altered wheelbase Mustang A/FX, Randy Bramwell's Ed Martin Ford '64 Ford Thunderbolt, Bob Salerno's "Salty's Super Shaker" '55 T-bird, Don Fezzell's '08 "Daddy Warbucks" Cobra Jet Mustang, Joe Conlon's '63 Ford Galaxie "Front Royal Motors" factory light weight, Greg Sullivan's '65 A/FX Falcon "Strip Teaser", Sam Auxier, Jr.'s '69 Boss Mustang, '64 Dyno "Don" Nicholson Wagon, '64 hardtop, and '65 Comet from 422 Motorsports, a group of immaculate '60's Fords from the Ford Fairlane Club of America, Larry Knapp's '66 SOHC Mustang all the way from California, Phil Bonner's '64 Falcon "Warbucks" entry by Jim Cagle, Marco DeCesaris's Bob Glidden '78 Fairmont Pro Stocker, Joe Spinelli's Al Joniec "Mr. Speed" '69 Boss 429 Mustang, plus a whole host of other outstanding Ford entries too numerous to mention.  

The show will also feature an oustanding group of Chevrolet, AMC, and MoPar entries from throughout the United States. Two of Wally Booth's "Killer Kelvinators" will be on display from Donny Schmitz's stables.  The '73 AMC Gremlin and the '73 AMC Hornet will be on display along with Gordy Chilson's Doug Thorley AMC Javelin funny car.  

A who's who in drag racing will occur both days with Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, Wally Booth, Gordy Foust, Bob Tasca, Sr., Sam Auxier, Jr., Phil Bonner, Linda Vaughn "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter", Bruce Larson,  Arlen Vanke, Earl Wade, Bud Faubel, Al Joniec,  Jerry Baltes, John Healey, Tommy Grove, Bob Chipper, Joe Jacono, Jack Werst, Hubert Platt, plus an extended list of other Legends of Drag Racing will be available for autographs and bench racing for the weekend.  

A special model display will be presented by the Central Pennsylvania Modelers of highly detailed models from their club members and a special display by the Ford Fairlane Club of America will be a highlight.  

The Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in will be presented both days by the Cruisin' Columbia staff. Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Entries can be registered the day of the show.  

The show is a benefit for the York County SPCA with a special memorabilia auction on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Special drawings are held for the two days and proceeds from the People's Choice voting canisters will all be presented at the show.  The goal is to exceed the $5500 that was presented in 2008.  

Admisssion to the show is $25.00 for discount two day ticket, $15.00 single day, children under 12 free and free parking.  All active service men and women will be admitted free upon presentation of their active i.d.


YORK, THE TRADITION CONTINUES
June 1, 2009

York, PA - The 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion will be held at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds July 10th and 11th brought to you by York Traditions  Bank and GGS Technical Publications Services.  

Sam Auxier, Jr. is pictured here at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California with his Maverick. He was a regular at York US 30 Dragway and is best known for his outstanding Mustang entries.

In the tradition of all past events the "cream of the crop" among drag racing legends will converge on "York" one more time to relive the many memories of the '60's and '70's that unfolded at York US 30 Dragway with the staff and management holding their annual reunion commemorating the 30th year since the track ceased operations  

George Rupert and Lloyd Mauney were the last two cars to race at "York". Both are special invitees to this year's event marking their final race on September 29, 1979.  

A special unveiling will be held on Friday at 2:30 p.m. of the newly restored '41 Willys coupe of Paul and Pam Balash.  The new car replaces the gorgeous Willys that was stolen in Tennessee last June while the couple was enroute home from the NHRA event in Beech Bend, Kentucky.  

A potpourri of drag racing vehicles and muscle cars will be front and center when the doors open on Friday, July 10th at 1 p.m. and Saturday, July 11th at 10 a.m.  

A Salute to Ford will include Ford notables Bob Tasca, Sr., Phil Bonner, Earl Wade, Sam Auxier, Jr., Hubert Platt, Dick Estevez, Al Joniec, Tommy Grove, the group from 422 Motorsports, Bill Holbrook and Charlie Gray,and John Healey along with a host of Ford legendary race cars that include the Gas Ronda A/FX altered wheelbase Mustang, the new "Daddy Warbucks" Cobra Jet Mustang, the newly restored Cougar Air Lift Rattler II funny car of Eddie Schartman, and the Pete Peterson '69 Boss Mustang that sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Phoenix for $180,000 plus many more.  

Admission to the show is $25.00 discount two day ticket, $15.00 single day ticket, children under 12 free, and free parking. All active servicemen and women will be admitted free upon presenting their  military i.d. at the ticket windows.  

A special Two Fer ticket promotion is being held during the month of June at all York Traditions Bank locations.  

The show supports the York County SPCA with various fund raising activities including a Saturday memorabilia auction.  The goal is to exceed last year's proceeds of $5500.  

The great nostalgia weekend concludes at the Sixth  Annual York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12 beginning at 8 a.m.


THE LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE CONTINUES
May 1, 2009
 

York, PA - Automotive history buffs will have a field day at the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion to be held at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 10th and 11th brought to you by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publications Service.

The show features a combination of Drag Racing Legends  and the annual reunion for the former York US 30 Dragway with induction of elite members from the performance industry into the Legion of Honor along with a special Salute to Ford.  

Musclecars of the 60's and 70's will abound sharing the spotlight with Legendary race cars of the era that will be reunited with their previous owners. Brian Beattie of Macungie will debut the "Great Expectations II" top fuel dragster of Jim & Alison Lee of The Plains, Virginia and Nick Smith of Jupiter, Florida will reunite the Dave Strickler A/FX '65 Dodge Corontet altered wheelbase with the  Strickler family of York after 44 years.  

The special Salute to Ford will present a host of 60's and 70's musclecars which includes Dennis Bregitzer's '68 Ford Torino from Cleveland, Ohio.  

The late Terry Strickler and brother Tom of York will be included in the annual Legion of Honor inductions as  pioneers of the drag racing sport along with Ford stalwarts Sam Auxier, Jr.; Phil Bonner; Earl Wade; Hubert Platt; Bob Tasca, Sr; Bill Lawton; John Healey; Dick Estevez; and Al Joniec; Other recipients are Wally Booth;Jack Duffy;Charlie Dodge/George Snizek; Monk Reynolds, Jerry Baltes, Bob Chipper; Gordy Foust; and Billy West.  

The show benefits the York County SPCA with a special memorabilia auction held on Saturday afternoon. The goal is to exceed the $5500 proceeds from 2008.  

The show opens on Friday, July 10 at 1 p.m. until 8p.m. and continues on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Discount two day ticket is $25.00, single day tickets is $15.00, children under 12 are free. Free parking. All active servicemen and women will be admitted free upon presenting their military i.d. at the ticket windows.  

A York Nostalgia Nationals is presented at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12 beginning at 8 a.m.  


A 44-Year Reunion at Musclecar Madness  
April 1, 2009  

York, PA - The Dave Strickler Racing Enterprises '65 hemi altered wheelbase Dodge will return to "York" after 44 years of some of the most momentous achievements in drag racing history at the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion, July 10-11th at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.  The car will be appearing at the show for the first time.  

The late Dave Strickler of York as a member of the Chrysler factory team fielded the car for the '65 drag racing season and proceeded to win the first event for this type vehicle in NHRA competition at the '65 NHRA Springnationals at Bristol, Tennessee.  The car was campaigned at the '65 Super Stock Nationals at York US 30 Dragway and was featured in a world famous photo on the "York" starting line at the event which came to be known as the "Woodstock of Drag Racing" the largest one day event of the decade.  The car was formerly on display at the Chrysler museum in Michigan for several years.


The Dave Strickler Racing Enterprises '65 Hemi altered wheelbase Dodge
squares off against Lee Smith at the '65 Super Stock Nationals at York US 30 Dragway.

The altered wheelbase cars were deemed "funny" since the rear wheels were tucked forward giving the race cars a distinct new look in competition circles.  The breed provided the stepping stone for what is now known as  the funny car category in NHRA competition.  

The show will provide a Salute to Ford with some of  Ford's finest representatives in attendance.  Bob Tasca, Sr. and Jr. and members of the Tasca family, Bill Lawton, Jr. and family will be representing his late father, and John Healey, the crew chief for the famed Tasca team all from Cranston, Rhode Island.  Other Ford namesakes  attending will be Charlie Gray, Farmington Hills, Michigan; Bill Holbrook, Livonia, Michigan; Hubert Platt, Cumming, Georgia; Dick Estevez, Clinton, Maryland; Al Joniec, Aiken, South Carolina; Sam Auxier, Jr., Gaithersburg, Maryland; Earl Wade, Porter, Texas; Phil Bonner,  Gainesville, Georgia; along with Tommy Grove and eight entries from the 422 Motorsports Group, Oaks, Penna.  

Outstanding Ford legendary race cars entered include  the Gas Ronda, '65 altered wheelbase Ford; the newly restored Cougar Air Lift Rattler II funny car of Eddie Schartman, the Pete Peterson '69 Boss Mustang that recently sold at Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona for $180,000; not one but two of the new Cobra Jet Mustangs (limited production of 50), and a variety of gorgeous musclecars from the '60's and '70's.  

The tradition of re-uniting the Legends of Drag Racing with many of their legendary race cars continues at the "original performance heritage event" presented by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services.  The shows' unique format makes it the only one like it in the country.  The show is attended by  national and international visitors each year.  

"York" is the annual reunion for the former York US 30 Dragway that ceased operations thirty years ago this season.  The memories run strong for the fathers and grandfathers who competed at this world famous track that was always an innovator and leader in drag racing.  

Legion of Honors awards are presented on Friday  evening at 6 p.m. with the induction of eighteen pioneers of drag racing joining the prestigious group of Legends  previously enshrined at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, US Route 15, York Springs, Pennsylvania.  

Other legends to appear will be Monk Reynolds, former co-owner of York US 30 and the publisher of Super Stock and Drag Illustrated magazine, Jerry Jardine of Jardine Headers, Jack Werst, "Ohio George" Montgomery, Arlen Vanke, Wally Booth, Bob Chipper, Bob Harrop, Joe Jacono, Tom Raley, Jim & Alison Lee, Jerry Joaquin & George Snizek of Pacers Automotive, Tom Sneden, Bub Faubel, Bruce Larson, Linda Vaughn, Jon Lundberg, Ken Montgomery, Ed Hedrick, Jerry Baltes, Wally Booth, Gordy Foust, Jere Stahl, Earl Ward, Wally Bell, plus many more.  

The show supports the York County SPCA with various fund raising activities including a Saturday memorabilia auction.  The goal is to exceed last year's proceeds of $5500.  

The show opens on Friday, July 10 at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m., and continues on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Admission is $25.00 two day ticket, $15.00 single day ticket, children under 12 free and free parking. All active servicemen and women will be admitted free upon presenting their military i.d. at the ticket windows.  

The great nostalgia weekend concludes at the Sixth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12 beginning at 8 a.m.


2009 LEGION OF HONOR AWARDS ANNOUNCED
March 23, 2009

York, PA - Eighteen Pioneers of Drag Racing will be receiving Legion of Honor awards presented annually by the National Nostalgia Drag Racing Association at the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion which will be presented at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Ave. on July 10-11, 2009.

For the first time in the history of the awards presentations two teams will be receiving awards during the popular awards ceremony which is presented on Friday, July 10th at 6 p.m.

The 2009 recipients include Hubert Platt, Cumming, GA; Bob Tasca, Sr., Cranston, RI; John Healey, Venice, FL; Bill Lawton (posthumous) Cranston, RI; Bob Chipper, Binghamton, NY; Jerry Baltes, Richmond, VA; Sam Auxier, Jr., Gaithersburg, MD; Gordy Foust, Douglasville, GA; Wally Booth, Hazel Park, MI; Dick Estevez, Clinton, MD; Al Joniec, Aiken, SC; Monk Reynolds, Fredericksburg, VA; Billy West (posthumous) Dubois, PA; Jack Duffy (posthumous) Levittown, PA; Team awards will be presented to Charlie "Dodge" Hagenmayer (posthumous)/George Snizek of the Pacers Auto Drag Racing Team Hempstead, NY; an Terry Strickler (posthumous)/Thomas Strickler, York, PA;

The prestigious awards are presented to individuals who have made an indelible impression on the sport and the industry during the 60's and 70's. Each individual will receive an individual award and his or her name will be placed upon a perpetual award that will be displayed at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in perpetuity. The EMMR is located one mile North of York Springs, PA just off US Route 15.

 The 2009 inductees join a elite group of the sports' most famous names i.e. "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, Dave Strickler, Bruce Larson, Ronnie Sox, "Jungle Jim" Liberman, Don Yenko, Linda Vaughn, and the list goes on.

The 8th Annual Musclear Madness at the York Reunion hours are Friday, July 10th 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 11th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All active service men and women will be admitted free upon presentation of their identification at the ticket office.


MUSCLECAR MADNESS ANNOUNCES STIMULUS PACKAGE FOR '09
March 1, 2009
 

The stimulus package to be presented at the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion show will include Kenny Warren's "Virginia Twister" funny car, and the "Dixie Twister" funny car of Houston Platt in the background.

York, PA - The stimulus package for nostalgia and drag racing history buffs includes a blast from the past with one of the finest line-ups of legendary race cars and personalities to be gathered at one show at one time during the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion to be held at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Ave., York, PA on July 10-11, 2009.  

The newly restored Cougar Air Lift Rattler II funny car of Eddie Schartman will start stimulating an anxious crowd of nostalgia fans to kick off a strong blast from the past.  

Paul and Pam Balash will debut their newly restored '41 Willys coupe that will be completed for York and unveiled at a special ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.  The new car replaces the gorgeous car that was stolen in Tennessee last June while the couple was on their way home from the NHRA event in Beech Bend, KY.  

The stimulating continues with a special showing of one of the 50 special new Cobra Jets that were built by Ford and debuted at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California in February.  

Joining the Salute to Ford at the show will be Hubert Platt, Tommy Grove, Phil Bonner, Al Joniec, Earl Wade, Sam Auxier, Jr., Bob Tasca, Sr., Dick Estevez and the list goes on.  

The East and West Memorial Halls will be chock full of excitement with two of Wally Booth's great pro stockers, his AMX and Gremlin, in addition to, Doug Thorley's Javelin funny car.  

Further stimulus is provided by Kenny Warren's "Virginia Twister" funny car and the "Dixie Twister" funny car of Houston Platt.  

Giving the Ford salute a further flair is the Pete Peterson '69 Ford Boss Mustang that recently sold at the Barrett- Jackson auction in Arizona for $180,000.  

The outside Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in will feature over 600 street musclecars and street rods under the auspices of the staff of Cruisin' Columbia.  

The event annually supports the York County SPCA with proceeds from a special memorabilia auction on Saturday, from special voting canisters at each entrants car, and special 50-50 drawings held throughout the show. The goal is to raise $6,000.  

The show opens on Friday, July 10 at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and continues on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. until  8 p.m. All active servicemen and women will be admitted free upon presenting their military i.d. at the ticket windows.  

This giant nostalgia stimulus concludes with the running of the Sixth Annual Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12th beginning at 8 a.m.


SALUTE TO FORD AT YORK REUNION
February 1, 2009

York, PA - It has been thirty years this year that York US 30 Dragway ceased operations at the York Airport, Thomasville, PA but the tradition runs deep for the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion that takes place on July 10- 11, 2009 at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.  

The founder and publisher of Super Stock and Drag Illustrated magazine and co-owner of York US 30 Dragway, Monk Reynolds will make his first appearance at the annual reunion.  

The York drag strip was one of the most prominent drag racing facilities in the United States and was the host of the largest one day drag race in the history of the sport, the Super Stock Nationals in 1965.  The race to this day is known as the "Woodstock of Drag Racing". No drag race ever presented can lay claim to the title.  

The memories are relived every year the second full weekend in July with the presentation of the annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion.  The 8th Annual will be no exception and is brought to you by York Traditions Bank, and GGS Technical Publications Services.  

GMMG, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia and the "Detroit Rat  Pack" has joined the event as a Golden Heritage Sponsor enabling  the popular show to continue in '09.  

The event will present a Salute to Ford which will be attended by some of the greatest legends and legendary race cars to ever carry the blue oval.  

In attendance will be Bob Tasca, Sr., Sam Auxier, Jr., Dick Estevez, Hubert Platt, Earl Wade, Al Joniec, Phil Bonner, Tommy Grove, 422 Motorsports, Bob Glidden's Pro Stock Fairmont, Rick Auxier Boss 429,Phil Bonner's Falcon, plus a host of others.  

The event will be attended by a star studded field including Gordy Foust, Wally Booth, Judy Lilly, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, "Ohio George" Montgomery, Bob Chipper, Wally Bell, Jere Stahl, Jerry Baltes, Jim & Alison Lee, Larry Reyes, Bud Faubel, "The Voice of Drag Racing"  Jon Lundberg and a host of other legends to the sport.  

The event annually supports the York County SPCA and the goal is to exceed the '08 total proceeds of $5500. A SPCA special memorabilia auction is held on Saturday.  

The show features a giant outside display at the annual Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in featuring over 600 street musclecars and street rods.  

The show opens on Friday, July 10 at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and continues on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  

The great nostalgia weekend concludes with the running of the Sixth Annual Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12th beginning at 8 a.m.  


8TH ANNUAL MUSCLECAR MADNESS ANNOUNCED
January 1, 2009
 


One of the Legends of Drag Racing to appear at
the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion on July 10-11, 2009 at the York Expo Center is Sam Auxier, Jr. with his newly restored original race car . Auxier competed regularly at York US 30 Dragway in its heyday.

York, PA - York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services will present the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion show at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 10-11, 2009.  The show has become a tradition with the annual Reunion for York US 30 Dragway that closed thirty years ago this year.   

The show is not only an annual reunion for the York track but has also become an annual reunion for some of the most prestigious names in drag racing, all who have competed at this famous track at one time or another. The show is the only show of its kind and will feature over 700 cars at both the inside show and the Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in on the West Plaza.  

The continuance of the show has been made possible by Golden Heritage Sponsor GMMG, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia and the "Detroit Rat Pack". GMMG produces some of the finest vehicles in the world with details at www.GMMGInc.net.  

The Detroit Rat Pack is composed of drag racing legends, Wally Booth, Dick Arons, and Gordy Foust all who will be in attendance at the show.  

The 2009 show features a "Salute to Ford" with many Ford Legends to be in attendance for the celebration. At this date Hubert Platt, Tommy Grove, Al Joniec, 422 Motorsports and many others along with legendary race cars from the past will round out two days of exciting activity that is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  

The show is an annual benefit to the York County SPCA with proceeds being derived from a memorabilia auction, 50-50 drawings, and contributions made to the People's Choice canisters placed at each entered vehicle. Over $5,500 was contributed at the '08 show.  

Annual Legion of Honor awards will be presented on Friday evening to twelve deserving recipients by the National Nostalgia Drag Racing Association. Each recipient receives an individual award for their accomplishments and their names are placed upon a perpetual award that will be on display at the Eastern Museum of Motorsports Museum in York Springs, PA.  An award presented by your peers is held in the highest esteem.    

The show begins on Friday, July 10th at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 11th from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  

Special discount ticket coupons will be available at all York Traditions Bank locations one month prior to the show.  

The great nostalgia weekend culminates with the running of the Sixth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12th beginning at 8 a.m.


$180,000 Barrett-Jackson Ford Boss 429 at York Reunion '09
February 1, 2009

York, PA - The Boss 429 Ford Mustang that was driven by Pete Peterson recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona for $180,000 is scheduled to appear at the 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion, York Expo Center on July 10-11, 2009.

 


NNDRA PRESENTS LEGION OF HONOR AWARDS AT 7TH ANNUAL MUSCLECAR MADNESS AT THE YORK REUNION
July 16, 2008

York, PA - The celebration of the heritage of the sport of drag racing unfolds each year at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds during the presentation of Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion.  

The tradition continues when the Legends of Drag Racing converge on the show to pay tribute to the former York US 30 Dragway and to attend their own annual reunion.

Twelve deserving recipients are inducted into the Legion of Honor and are presented an individual award and their names enscribed on a perpetual plaque that is placed in the Eastern Museum of Motorsports in York Springs, PA in perpetuity.  

The NNDRA honored thirteen recipients with the inclusion of an Honorary inductee Arnie "Farmer" Beswick from Morrison, Illinois (on the far right).  

The twelve other recipients for 2008 were (left to right) Jack Redd, Camp Srpings, MD; Ed Miller, Chesapeake, VA; Jack Werst, (rear) Langhorne, PA; (front) Ken Montgomery, Jenkintown, PA; Ed Hedrick, Washington, NC; Jon Lundberg, Oro Valley, AZ ; Joe McNally, Hatboro, PA (rear), Fred Gibb (posthumous) accepted by widow Helen Gibb, LaHarpe, IL; Dave Reitz, Baltimore, MD; Herb McCandless, Alamance, NC; Dale Smith, Oldsmobile (posthumous) accepted by Rob & Jeannine Mayo; Darwin Doll, York, PA; and Arnie "Farmer" Beswick, Morrison, IL;  

The awards were presented on Friday, July 11, 2008 during the Seventh Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion, York Expo Center by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services.    


AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR 7TH ANNUAL MUSCLECAR MADNESS AT THE YORK REUNION
July 15, 2008

York, PA - The awards for the 7th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion held at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 11-12, 2008 were announced today.  Winners of the respective categories are as follows:  

Inside Show:

Muscle Car

  • 1st Place, Tom Kusmiecz, Latrobe, PA  '68 Gibb Nova

  • 2nd Place, Skip LeCates, York, PA '69 Camaro

  • 3rd Place, Joe G, Latrobe, PA '69 Soul Survivor Camaro

Drag Racing

  • 1st Place, Ken Montgomery, Jenkintown, PA '65 Ply Triple Nickel

  • 2nd Place, Bucky Hess, Bunker Hill, WV '68 Plymouth Barracuda

  • 3rd Place, Randy Davis, Hanover, PA '48 Morris Z Van

Special Interest

  • 1st Place, Dave Mayo, West Chester, PA '58 Chev Impala Coupe

  • 2nd Place, Joe Frattioli, Lancaster, PA '66 Pontiac GTO

  • 3rd Place, Ken Hollingsworth, Seaford, DE '63 1/2 Ford Galaxie

Other awards for the inside show included:

  • First Entry for 2008 to Pete and Sandy Robinson, Reisterstown

  • MD Media Award to Kenn Schulz, KRS Video, Willow Grove, PA

  • Excellence Award to Craig Strickler, Weis Markets

  • Model Display Awards

    • 1st Place, Jim Stuemple

    • 2nd Place John Dell'Osso

    • 3rd Place, Dan Peterson

  • Paul T. Mayo Top Oldsmobile Award, Ron McHugh, Alexandria, VA '70 Olds Conv.

  • Long Distance Award to Jerry Joaquin, Glendale, Arizona

  • Best Street Gasser, Gasser Wars Magazine, Al & Don Nosse, Euclid, Ohio

  • Best Nostalgia Gasser, Gasser Wars Magazine, Barbara Hamilton Advey, Willoughby, Ohio

  • People's Choice Award, Dom Rinaldi, Skowhegan, Maine

  • Nostalgia Person of the Year presented by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services to Jim Amos, Bee on Video, Port Orange, Florida.

Awards from the Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in that featured over 500 entries were as follows: 

Street Rod

  • 1st Place,Wayne Anderson, Westminster, MD 1934 Woodie

  • 2nd Place, Mike Fitch, Baltimore, MD 1937 Chevrolet Coupe

  • 3rd Place, Sonay Almony, Parkton, MD 1929 Ford Sedan

Muscle Car

  • 1st Place, Mary Hauze, York Haven, PA  1964 Chev. Chevelle

  • 2nd Place, Cindy Barnhart, Spring Grove, PA 1966 Chev II Nova

  • 3rd Place, Bill Mentzer, Columbia, PA 1986 Ford Mustang Pro St.

Special Interest

  • 1st Place, Donald Shaeffer, Hanover, PA, 1923 Mini T-Bucket

  • 2nd Place, Mick Abel, Airville, PA, 1961 Jeep FC 150

  • 3rd Place, Mike Smithson, Pottstown, PA, 1972 AMC Gremlin

Truck

  • 1st Place, Wayne Bechtel, Red Lion, PA, 1936 Ford Truck

  • 2nd Place, Chuck Carr, Overola, PA, 1932 Ford Truck

  • 3rd Place, Dale Spahr, Dover, PA 1990 Chevrolet SS Truck

Quality Achievement Awards

  • Ford - Reggis Brown, Rising Sun, MD 1964 Mercury Comet

  • Chev - Allen Kenny, Knoxville, MD, 1966 Chevrolet Caprice

  • MoPar - Ken Bruce, Falling Waters, WV 1965 Dodge Coronet

  • AMC - Frank Moscarell, Hanover, PA 1968 AMX  

People's Choice: Wayne Anderson, Westminster, MD 1934 Woodie

The 8th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion will be presented on July 10-11, 2009. 


THE HISTORY OF YORK US 30 DRAGWAY UNFOLDS AT THE 7TH ANNUAL MUSCLECAR MADNESS
June 27, 2008
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Photo by Cruisin Times Magazine)

York, PA - Heritage and tradition unfolds from the opening hour until the closing bell at the 7th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion to be presented at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th.

The former York US 30 Dragway has touched many, many lives of individuals in the Central Pennsylvania area, as well as, those nationally and world wide.   

International visitors are expected from India, Australia, and the UK, in addition to, many from California, Arizona, New Mexico and all points east.  

Joining the vast display of gas coupes and sedans will be the "Tribute Car To Chuck Finders". The '33 Willys Coupe of Dave Cobb from North Ridgeville, Ohio.  The car joins an elite display of "Willys Heaven" Willys coupes and sedans and is called "Finders Keepers"  

Ronnie Allyn a regular at Atlantic City will be presenting the program "Remembering Elvis" on Friday, July 11th at 7:30 p.m.  

The show will feature a display from the Ford Fairlane Club of America on Friday,  a York County Corvette Club show on Saturday, and a "Tribute to Oldsmobile" which will feature some of the finest Oldsmobile entries to be assembled at one show.  

A unique Nostalgia Theater is presented by show sponsors York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services during the two day show featuring highlights of many historic moments at York US 30 Dragway.  

Discount tickets are available at York & Hanover Weis Markets and all branches of York Traditions Bank.  

The show has become the annual reunion for the Legends of Drag Racing featuring Bob Harrop, Bruce Larson, Wally Bell, Wally Booth, Gordy Foust, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, the "Voice of Drag Racing" Jon Lundberg, Arlen Vanke, Tommy Marras and the list goes on.  

The charity of choice is the York County SPCA.  A special auction of memorabilia supporting the organization will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. hosted by York County auctioneers  Blaine Rentzel and Fred Toomey.  

The "Cruisin Into Summer" cruise in on the outside will feature  over 600 of the finest muscle cars and street rods. The cruise in activities go until 7 p.m. both days.  

The show opens on Friday, July 11th at 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 12th from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Single day admission is $15.00, two day ticket is $25.00, children under 12 are free, and there is free parking.  

The nostalgia weekend culminates Sunday, July 13th with the 5th Annual York US 30 Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway where many of the entries will compete in special eliminations. Gates open at 8 a.m.


PACERS RETURN TO MUSCLECAR MADNESS AT THE YORK US 30 REUNION
June 22, 2008
(Photo by Paul Hutchins)

York, PA - Owner Jerry Joaquin of Glendale, Arizona will be returning to York with his newly restored Pacers AA altered roadster.  Jerry, a former firefigher in New York City and former NYPD police officer has dedicated the car to all the firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. The car will carry the number 343 which is the total of firefighters lost on that tragic day.  It is ironically the same number for Jerry's former department with the fire company.  

The Pacers Automotive car was driven at York US 30 Dragway in the mid-sixties and won the eliminator honors driven by George Snizek of Long Island. George and his son Scott will be in attendance as well.  

The 7th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York US 30 Reunion will be presented on July 11-12 at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds and is the only show of its type in the United States.  

The show is the annual reunion for the Legends of Drag Racing which will include Arnie "Farmer" Beswick, Barbara Hamilton, Linda Vaughn, Wally Booth, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, Gordy Foust, Bob Harrop, Arlen Vanke, Sam Auxier, Jr., Bruce Larson, Tom Sneden, Joe Jacono, Bud Faubel, Wally Bell, Ed Miller, Ed Hedrick, Dave Hales, Pork Zartman, along with many, many more.    

Discount ticket coupons can be picked up at all York area Weis Markets and the Hanover area stores, as well as, at all branches of York Traditions Bank.  

York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services are the show sponsors and will have a Nostalgia Theater during the two day event, showing movies of famous days at York US 30 Dragway.  

The show will feature a "Tribute to Oldsmobile" with special recognition being paid to many of the movers and shakers of the brand.  

Ronnie Allyn, a regular at Atlantic City will present a special on Friday evening "Remembering Elvis" at 7:30 p.m.  

The York County SPCA is the charity of choice for the show and will be recipient of funds from voting for the "People's Choice", from special 50-50 drawings, and a memorabilia auction on Saturday at 6 p.m.  

The show opens on Friday, July 11th at 1 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. until 9 p.m. with a special "Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in on the outside both days until 7 p.m.  

Nostalgia activities end on Sunday, July 13th with the presentation of the 5th Annual York US 30 Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway where many of the entries will compete in special eliminations. Gates open at 8 a.m.


BILL "GRUMPY" JENKINS TO ATTEND YORK REUNION
June
10, 2008

York, PA - Recent International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins will return to the 7th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion on July 11th and 12th sponsored by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services.  

Jenkins joins a list of Legends of Drag Racing that includes Herb McCandless, Wally Booth, Gordy Foust, Sam Auxier, Jr., Bud Faubel, Joe Jacono, Bruce Larson, Wally Bell, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, "The Voice of Drag Racing" Jon Lundberg, Arnie "Farmer" Beswick, and the list goes on.  

A special "Tribute to Oldsmobile" will be presented with entries from across the United States appearing to  participate in the recognition being paid to the marque.  

The show will feature a "Willys Heaven" with some of the finest gas coupes and sedans to ever be featured at one show, Paul and Pam Balash's '42 Willys coupe, Dave Schrader's '41 Willys coupe, Al Nosse's '33 Willys coupe, Dave Hale's '37 Willys coupe, Yvonne & Randy Davis' '33 Willys coupe,  Mike Wales and Joe Troilo's Stone Woods and Cook '41 Willys coupe, Paul Bath's '41 coupe, Larry and Wanda Bianchet's "Filthy Forty" coupe, all coupled with an S & S Race Team display.  

The "Cruisin Into Summer" cruise will be held on the outside with over 600 beautiful muscle cars and street rods on display along with the Ford Fairlane Club on Friday and the York County Corvette show on Saturday.  

Ronnie Allyn will present a special presentation "Remembering Elvis" on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  

The show benefits the York County SPCA with proceeds from a special memorabilia auction on Saturday at 6 p.m., 50-50 drawings throughout the show, and money placed in the voting canisters for the People's Choice Award.  

The show opens on Friday at 1 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.  Admission is $25.00 for two days, $15.00 single day, children under 12 free, and free parking.  

The outstanding nostalgia weekend culminates with the York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m.


3RD ANNUAL MOTORSPORTS DAY AT THE CAPITOL
June 6, 2008

York, PA - Many of the state of Pennsylvania's finest muscle cars and nostalgia drag racing cars will be on display at the state capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday, June 10th at Soldiers Grove which is located on the plaza to the rear of the state capitol building.  

The display will feature Pennsylvania Legends of Drag Racing with a spectacular display of legendary race cars and muscle cars from the '60's and '70's.  

The display is presented by the Pennsylvania Motorsports Tourism Committee comprised of legislators in Harrisburg and industry promoters.  

The event will be attended by Pennsylvania Drag Racing Legends Bruce Larson, Bud Faubel, Ken Montgomery, and Jere Stahl who have contributed immensely to the growth of motorsports in Pennsylvania.  The group will receive individual citations for their accomplishments on the house floor by their respective representatives.  

The event is scheuled for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature displays from state drag racing tracks, Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion, and numerous industry related displays.


BESWICK RETURNS TO YORK
May 12, 2008

York, PA - Arnie "Farmer" Beswick is returning to York with his "Tameless Tiger" Pontiac GTO at the 7th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion on July 11th and 12th sponsored by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Service Publications.  

Beswick is a true legend in drag racing  and was featured at York US 30 Drag-O-Way on June 22, 1963 with two cars a 421 horsepower Tempest Station Wagon and his unbeatable "Passionate Poncho" '63 Catalina Pontiac versus the late Ronnie Sox who was featured as the "King of the South".

Beswick who recently celebrated his 53rd Wedding Anniversary with his wife Evelyn is still very active in drag racing and will return to York to visit with his many fans at the annual York Reunion.  

Arnie will be joined by Drag Racing Legends Ken Montgomery, Sam Auxier, Jr., Larry Reyes, Arlen Vanke, Joe Jacono, Ed Miller, Bud Faubel, Bruce Larson, Wally Booth, Gordy Foust, Jere Stahl, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, "The Voice of Drag Racing" Jon Lundberg, Tom Sneden, Ed Hedrick, Jack Werst, Herb McCandless, Ed Hedrick, and the list goes on.  

Legendary race cars to be on display will be the famous "Old Reliable" Chevrolets of the late Dave Strickler, which will include the rolling chassis of his first 409  '61 Chevrolet Biscayne currently in progess of rebuild. Others in the group will include Arlen Vanke's "Tin Indian", Bud Faubel's '64 "Honker", the Jim & Alison Lee top fuel dragster,  the "Tasmanian Devil II" AA/A '23T supercharged Roadster, Jerry Baltes' top fuel dragster, the "Hemi Hunter" top fuel dragster, along with many of the countries finest muscle cars of the '60's and '70's.  

History unfolds before you at each of the York Reunions, never to be repeated by the same legends or legendary race cars.  Every show is a cherished moment as many of the Legends are departing at an alarming rate.  

The show is a benefit for the York County SPCA. A special memorabilia auction will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. all proceeds going to the SPCA.  

A special "Remembering Elvis" musical presentation will be featured on Friday, July 11th at 7:30 p.m. by Ronnie Allyn.  

Hours for the show are Friday 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with action moving to Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 13th for the presentation of the annual York Nostalgia Nationals beginning at 8 a.m.


PENNSYLVANIA MOTORSPORTS TOURISM COMMITTEE TO PRESENT MUSCLE CAR & DRAG RACING DISPLAY
April 17, 2008

York, PA - Pennsylvania has long been a hot bed of drag racing activitiy and has provided the stepping stone to National and World Championships.  It also has thousands of the countries finest muscle cars from the 60's and 70's.

On Tuesday, June 10th the stage will be set for the sport of drag racing and the muscle car renaissance to highlight the impact that each has had and still has to the economy of the State of Pennsylvania with a stunning display before the decision makers at the state capital plaza to the rear of the state capital building in Harrisburg.

The Pennsylvania Motorsports Tourism Committee, comprised of legislators in Harrisburg and industry promoters will present this  potpourri of legendary race cars and '60's and '70's muscle cars at this public display.

The event will be attended by Pennsylvania Drag Racing Legends Bruce Larson, Bud Faubel, Ken Montgomery, Jere Stahl, and Jack Werst.  Others will be added to the elite group who will be introduced to state legislators on the house floor during the event.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m until 2 p.m. and will feature displays from state drag racing facilities, Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion, the York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs, and other industry related displays.


 

The completely restored Olds 442 race car of Paul Mayo will be displayed at the 7th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion on July 11-12, 2008.
 

The restorations that appear at the nostalgia events such as the 7th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion entails countless hours of work and sizeable expenditures to recreate legendary race cars that relive the history of an era and a tradition that continues at the York Expo Center the second weekend of July annually.
 

  


HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF AT YORK MUSCLECAR MADNESS
April 11, 2008

York, PA - The tradition continues with the presentation of the 7th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion on July 11-12, 2008 at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.

The historic events and feats at the famous York US 30 Dragway will be relived at the annual reunion by the Legends of Drag Racing and the former staff and management of the York facility will be on hand to honor the twelve new inductees into the Legion of Honor for 2008.

Inductees include Jack Redd publisher of Drag Times, Jack Werst of Mr. 5 & 50 fame, Dave Reitz crew chief of Tom Sneden's Bob Banning Dodge funny car, Ed Hedrick, Shelby Cobra and Super Stock fame,Ed Miller former NHRA World Super Stock Champion, Darwin Doll former NHRA Eastern Region and Northeast Division Director, Joe McNally Drag Racing Historian and former funny car driver, Fred Gibb famous for his Chevrolet  development, Herb McCandless Pro Stock and Super Stock National Champion, Dale Smith Oldsmobile racing programs, Jon Lundberg the "Voice of Drag Racing" and Ken Montgomery Super Stock standout.

The growing list of Legends will include Earl Wade, Tommy "Moonshot" Marras, Wally Booth, Gordy Foust, Larry Reyes, Arnie "Farmer" Beswick,  John Troxell, Sam Auxier, Jr., Tom Sneden, Bruce Larson and the list goes on.

Legendary race cars include Ace Wilson's '61 Pontiac Ventura that ran out of the famous Royal Pontiac from Royal Oak, Michigan and now headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.  Keith Curry will debut John Troxell's GO SHOP '72 Olds Cutlass NHRA National Record Holding wagon.

The show will feature a York Traditions Bank Nostalgia Theater where movies of historic events will be presented both days.

Oldsmobile entries from across the United States will be converging on the Toyota Arena to join in "The Tribute to Oldsmobile".

Discount ticket coupons are available at all York Traditions  Bank locations good for a $2.00 off discount on general admission to the show.

The show hours are Friday, 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. A special two day discount ticket is available at $25.00, single day tickets are $15.00, children under 12 are free, and parking is free.

The York Nostalgia Nationals drag race will be held on Sunday, July 13 at Beaver Springs Dragway with gates opening at 8 a.m.


7TH ANNUAL MUSCLECAR MADNESS "A TRIBUTE TO OLDSMOBILE'
March 11, 2008

York, PA - Oldsmobile owners and members of the Oldsmobile Club of America will be converging on the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 11-12, 2008 for "A Tribute to Oldsmobile" in conjunction with the 7th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion.

The second weekend of July tradition continues as Ron McHugh of Alexandria, Virginia will debut the newly concours completed restoration of Paul Mayo's 442 race car. John Troxell of Allentown a renowned Olds stalwart will debut his '72 Olds, John Kenneally of Atlanta will also debut his '66 Olds W-30 and Bruce Larson will have his World Champion Sentry Olds funny car as part of the group. Oldsmobile entries from throughout the United States are expected for this special tribute.

The York event is the "original" performance heritage event presented by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publication Services. The event is the only independent event of its kind in the country.

A long list of Legends of Drag Racing will make their annual visit to York. The list includes Sam Auxier, Jr., Tom Raley, Herb McCandless, Arnie "Farmer" Beswick, Tom Sneden, Jere Stahl, Ken Montgomery, Joe Jacono, Arlen Vanke, and the list goes on.

The show is a benefit for the York County SPCA. A special memorabilia auction will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. in addition to, proceeds from special drawings and the voting canisters for the Best of Show award.

The annual "Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in will be hosted by the Motor Menders of York and will feature special presentations by the Ford Fairlane Club of America and a special Corvette show hosted by the York County Corvette Club.

Hours for the show are Friday 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with action moving to Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 13th for the presentation of the annual York Nostalgia Nationals beginning at 8 a.m.

 


2008 LEGION OF HONOR RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
January 26, 2008

York, PA
- The 2008 recipients for Legion of Honor Awards were announced today by the National Nostalgia Drag Racing Association and will be presented at the Seventh Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion car show to be presented at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 11-12, 2008.

Legion of Honor awards will be presented on Friday, July 11th at 6 p.m. at special ceremonies honoring twelve annual recipients. Receiving the prestigious awards will be Herb McCandless, Alamance, NC; Ed Hedrick, Washington, NC; Dave Reitz, Pasadena, MD; Jack Werst, Langhorne, PA; Jon Lundberg, Oro Valley, AZ; Ken Montgomery, Jenkintown, PA; Joseph McNally, Hatboro, PA; Ed Miller, Chesapeake, VA; Dale Smith (posthumous) Oldsmobile; Ed Eaton, Boca Raton, FL; Fred Gibb (posthumous) Laharde, IL; and Darwin Doll, York, PA.

The award for Dale Smith will be received by Jeannine Mayo on behalf of her husband Paul. The award for Fred Gibb will be received by his wife Helen Gibb.

The awards (equivalent to the Hall of Fame) are presented by the National Nostalgia Drag Racing Association to deserving recipients for their many contributions to the performance industry. A special individual award is presented to the recipient and his/her name is placed upon a perpetual award that will be displayed at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in perpetuity. The EMMR is located one mile North of York Springs, PA just off US Route 15.

The membership of the NNDRA proposes the list of candidates that are selected by virtue of their contributions and dedication to the performance heritage of the sport of drag racing. Proposals are accepted for consideration by the Nostalgia Committee by writing NNDRA, P.O. Box 3675, York, PA 17402-0136, telephoning 717-757-02720 or by email at darwin@yorknostalgia.com.


YORK TRADITIONS BANK/GGS TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS SERVICES JOIN THE YORK NOSTALGIA TRADITION
January 11, 2008

York, PA - The title rights sponsors for the annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion for 2008 will be York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publications Services, both of York.  The York Reunion is the only event of its type in the United States and will be presenting the 7th Annual York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 11-12, 2008.

York Traditions Bank has three locations in York and has received awards for being a top 50 fastest growing company in Pennsylvania and a finalist for the Corporate Citizen of the Year award in Central Pennsylvania, as well as, being one of the 100 best places to work in Pennsylvania.

GGS Technical Publications Services has received numerous awards that include "Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania" producing innovative sales and aftermarket solutions such as technical manuals, sales support manuals, CDs, parts catalogs, magazines--even internet sites and data- bases for online e-commerce.  Clients include Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks, Great Dane Trailers, Primedia, Federal Express, GE Aircraft Engines, and  the list goes on.

The York Reunion will feature the annual reunion for the staff and  management of York US 30 Dragway, a facility that has touched the lives of many people in the York area, as well as, nationally.  The event has become the annual reunion for the Legends of Drag Racing who will be on hand to meet their many fans and sign autographs for the popular two day event.  On hand will be Bruce Larson, Bud Faubel, Ken Montgomery, Jim & Alison Lee, Arnie Beswick, Joe Jacono, and Jack Werst to name a few.  The event has become a tradition, presented annually on the second weekend of July each year.

The Motor Menders of York will oversee an outside cruise-in of 700  street driven musclecars, street rods, and special interest vehicles along with a Ford Fairlane Club of America display of their prized vehicles on Friday and a Fun Event by the York County Corvette Club on  Saturday.

The show opens on Friday at 1 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information about the show please visit www.yorknostalgia.com

Show Information:
Darwin Doll 717.757.2720,
 
Race Information:
Bob McCardle 717.248.7676
 
THE TRADITION CONTINUES
December 12, 2007

York, PA - In 2002 a tradition began with the presentation of the first Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds the second weekend of July.  The event has become a tradition, an annual reunion for the Legends of Drag Racing and for the staff and management of York DragOWay. The 7th Annual York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals will be presented on July 11-12, 2008 with some exciting additions of personalities, Legends of Drag Racing, legendary race cars and participating sponsors. 

 
Joining the lineup of legends to attend the event will be Arnie "Farmer" Beswick with one of his legendary GTO race cars, Arlen Vanke, Herb McCandless, Sam Auxier, Jr., Bud Faubel, Ken Montgomery, Jon Lundberg "The Voice of Drag Racing", Linda Vaughn "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter", Jungle Pam Hardy, Joe Jacono, Jim & Alison Lee, Jack Werst, Tom Sneden, Bob Harrop, Dave Reitz, Ed Hedrick,,Jere Stahl, Wally Bell, Tom Raley, Ed Miller, and the list goes on and on.
 
The show will feature a special "Tribute to Oldsmobile" and an outside display by the Ford Fairlane Club of America on Friday. A special cameo Tribute to Elvis will also be presented on Friday evening.
 
The show will feature the Pacers Automotive AA/A 23T altered roadster the "Tasmanian Devil II" owned by Jerry Joaquin of Glendale, Arizona who resurrected the car from the ground up.  The car regularly competed in the Northeast out of Long Island, New York.  The original car owner/driver
George Snizek and his son Scott will be on hand for the debut.  Joaquin has dedicated the car to the firefighters and officers who gave their lives in 911 as he was a former New York fireman and police officer.
 
The National Nostalgia Drag Racing Association will present the annual Legion of Honor awards on Friday evening. The twelve recipients of the awards will be forthcoming in a special release in January.
 
The Central Penna. Modelers will present their annual display of model race cars which is a delight to young and old alike.  The detail and meticulous presentations are marveled at each year of the show.  Special awards are presented each year.
 
The York Reunion is the only show of its kind in the country - unique with vast histories in each personality and race car in attendance.  The show is an all inclusive show of street driven muscle cars, street rods, legendary race cars, legends of drag racing, and show only muscle cars of the
60's and 70's.
 
The charity of choice for the show is the York County SPCA each year. A memorabilia auction is held on Saturday at 6 p.m., 50-50 drawings and the proceeds from People's Choice voting are included in the proceeds.  The show raised a record $5,000 for the York County SPCA in 2007.
 
On Sunday, July 13th the action moves to Beaver Springs Dragway for the presentation of the 5th Annual York Nostalgia Nationals.  Gates open at 8 a.m. for an exciting day of nostalgia drag racing.
 
Show Information:
Darwin Doll 717.757.2720,
 
Race Information:
Bob McCardle 717.248.7676
 

7th Annual York Nostalgia Event Announced
October 11, 2007

York, PA  - The York Nostalgia tradition continues with the presentation of Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals for a giant weekend of racing history on July 11-13, 2008.

 
The Seventh Annual event to be held at the Toyota Arena York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds will have a special Tribute to Oldsmobile as another trip down memory lane unfolds.  The Oldsmobile Club of America will provide solid representation of many facets of Oldsmobile history with racing legends and legendary race cars in attendance.
 
The show is the only one of its kind in this country and is visited annually by racing buffs from all over the United States and abroad.  The show is featured in the December issue of Hot Rod magazine, as well as other national magazines.
 
The Legends of Drag Racing will converge on the show for their traditional visit to the show for their annual reunion celebrating the many historic moments that occurred at the York Dragway one of the nation's greatest facilities in the '60's and '70's and site of the largest one day drag race in 1965.
 
The York County SPCA is the charity of choice for the show, receiving $5,000 in 2007 from the show through memorabilia auction, special drawings, and from the People's Choice voting canisters.  The goal of the show is to exceed the previous year's contributions and 2008 should be no exception.
 
The Legends of Drag Racing expected thus far for the show include Arnie "Farmer" Beswick, the "Voice of Drag Racing" Jon Lundberg,  Linda Vaughn "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter", Jungle Pam, Jim and Alison Lee, Ken Montgomery, Jere Stahl, Sam Auxier, Jr., Ed Hedrick, Joe Jacono, Tom
Sneden, and the list goes on.
 
The annual Legion of Honor awards will be presented on Friday evening at the show for twelve worthy recipients who are recognized for their invaluable contributions to our performance heritage.  All 2008 recipients will be announced in a future news release.
 
The time capsule explodes with the opening of the event on Friday, July 11th at 1 p.m. and running until 9 p.m. Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. until 9p.m.
 
The giant two day Cruisin' Into Summer cruise will be held both Friday and Saturday and will be in conjunction with the Motor Menders of York.
 
The show will feature over 800 cars at both the inside and outside shows along with a Corvette show on Saturday that is hosted by the York County Corvette Club.
 
Action turns to Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday for the Fifth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals turning back the hands of time to the delight of many race fans and car owners for a great day of nostalgia racing activity.  The premier event has become  one of the country's finest nostalgia drag racing events.
 
For Information:
 
Show:
Darwin Doll 717.757.2720 www.yorknostalgia.com or
 
Race:
Beaver Bob McCardle 717.248.7676 www.beaversprings.com
 

Legion of Honor Awards Presented

York, PA  The annual Legion of Honor awards were presented at the Sixth Annual York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals car show held at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13-14, 2007.

 
The awards are in recognition of those who made outstanding contributions to drag racing in the '50's thru the '70's.  The awards were presented to twelve deserving recipients who contributed to drag racing's performance heritage.

 
The recipients left to right on the photo were Don Yenko (posthumously) received by Ed Hedrick of Washington, NC; George Weiler, Birdsboro, PA; Tom Sneden, Bryantown, MD; Wally Bell, Fredericksburg, VA; Bernie Agaman, Eatontown, NJ; Walt Weney, Jr., Spring City, PA; Ray Allen, Upland, CA; Harold Ramsey, Union Park Pontiac, Chestertown, MD;(posthumously) received by his brother Henry; Malcolm Durham (posthumously) accepted by Mrs. Durham; Paul Mayo, Ginter, PA; Ralph Truppi, North Branch, NJ unable to attend due to health, accepted by Ray Allen; and Marvin Rifchin, Waltham, MA unable to attend due to health, accepted by Walt Weney, Jr.
 
Each recipient receives an individual award and their names are placed upon a perpetual award that appears in the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds, York Springs, PA.
 
The awards will be presented at the 2008 show which will be presented on July 11-12th.
 
For Information:
Darwin Doll 717.757.2720 or darwin@yorknostalgia.com
 
Awards Announced for the Sixth Annual York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -  York, PA  Awards for the Sixth Annual

York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals held at the York Expo Center,
York Fairgrounds on July 13-14th were announced today.  The
recipients of awards are as follows:
 
Cruisin' Into Summer Cruise-In
Street Rod
1st  - Rick & Linette Snider, Jacobus, PA  '34 Ford
2nd - Mike Fitch, Maryland, '37 Chev Coupe
3rd - Rich & Linda Long, New Providence, PA, '37 Dodge Sdn.
 
Muscle Car
1 st - JR & Lori Harmon, Dover, PA '69 Mustang
2nd - Bob & Sandy Templeton, Sykesville, MD, '64 Chevelle Malibu
3rd -  Frank Bentz, Birdsboro, PA, '65 Plymouth Satellite
 
Special Interest
1st - Dick Sills, Maryland, '63 Chevrolet Corvair
2nd - Dan Shaeffer, Hanover, PA, '64 Minit Orange Dune Buggy
3rd - Rich Smith, York, PA, '56 BMW
 
Truck
1st - Jake Krone, Jr., '48 Studebaker Coupe
2nd -Warren Brandon, 1988 Chevrolet Pick-Up
3rd - Terry Turner, 1983 Chevrolet El Camino
 
Quality Achievement Awards
Ford - Randy Space, '68 Shelby GT 500 KR
Chevrolet - Mike Laudenberger, '67 Camaro
Mopar - N. Schroll, '69 Charger
AMC - Dennis Johnston, '70 Rebel Machine
 
People's Choice - Dave Shrader, '41 Willys, Chambersburg, PA
 
Model Awards
Central Pennsylvania Modelers
1st - Banana Split '56 Chevy, Jim Stuempfle, Lionville, PA
2nd - Sox & Martin Barracuda, Ricky Lorah, Adamstown, PA
3rd - Yenko Duece, Lyle Willits, Eklkridge, MD
 
York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals
Muscle Car
1st - Chris Short, Colts Neck, NJ '69 Yenko Camaro
2nd - Frank Arone/Ken Pasco, Homer City, PA '69 Camaro
3rd - Joe Graham, Philadelphia, PA '68 Yenko Nova
 
Drag Racing
1st - Yvonne & Randy Davis, Hanover, PA '33 Willys
2nd - Paul Balash III, Fairfax Station, VA '42 Willys
3rd - Ewing Bros., New Freedom, PA '69 Camaro
 
Special Interest
1st - Flo & Gary Garman, Mt. Wolf, PA '55 Chevy
2nd - Kenneth John, Lancaster, PA '40 Willys
3rd - Dave Points, Dover, PA '70 Plymouth Barracuda
 
First Entry for 2007 - Jim Stuempfle, Lionville, PA
Commemorative Wrist Watch
 
Longest Tow Award - Roger & Carolynn Sortino
                               Woodville, Washington
 
Media Award - Dave Bishop, Publisher,
                      East Coast Drag News
 
Appreciation Awards (For Outstanding Assistance to the Show)
Ronald Roth, Schneckjsville, PA  Commemorative Watch
Matt Murphy, Marietta, GA  Commemorative Watch
Paul Mayo, Ginter, PA Commemorative Watch
Joe McNally, Hatboro, PA Commemorative Watch
 
Gasser Wars Magazine Presentations
Best Street Gasser
Yvonne & Randy Davis, Hanover, PA
Charlie Garrett '33 Willys Coupe

Best Nostalgia Gasser
Mike Wales/Joe Triolo, Avondale,
PA Stone Woods & Cook Willys Coupe
 
People's Choice - Joe Sedell, Gardners, PA
                          '64 Chevrolet Impala SS 409
 
The Seventh Annual York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals is scheduled for the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds for July 11-12, 2008
 
For Information Contact:
Darwin Doll 717.757.2720, or darwin@yorknostalgia.com or www.yorknostalgia.com
 

York Announcer Jon Lundberg to Appear at York Reunion
July 9, 2007

York, PA - In 1965 Jon Lundberg was event announcer for the Super Stock Nationals at York US 30 Dragway. The event turned out to be the largest one day drag race in drag racing history and became known as "The Woodstock of Drag Racing".

 

Jon Lundberg

Some 42 years later he returns for the 2007 Sixth Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals to be held at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday July 13th and 14th. Jon will be signing autographs and will do some cameo
announcing during the festivities.
 
Over 800 performance vehicles will converge on the Toyota Arena as legendary race cars and legends of drag racing appear at this one of a kind event.  The show is the only one of its kind in the country to feature an all encompassing lovefest with musclecars, drag racing cars, street rods and the legends of drag racing all in one show.  History is made at each and every show.
 
The show is a benefit for the York County SPCA with all proceeds from a memorabilia auction, special drawings, and voting for your favorite car. A monetary contribution is made at special canisters at each vehicle, the vehicle with the most money is fhe People's Choice winner.
 
A Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in is held on the west lot adjacent to the the Toyota Arena where some 650 cars will visit in celebration of their performance heritage.  The York County Corvette Club will host a fun event on Saturday with over 60 of the finest Corvette's in the country presented.
 
Personalities include "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, Akron Arlen Vanke, "Ohio George" Montgomery, "Miss Mighty Mopar" Judy Lilly, Bruce Larson, Joe Jacono, Bob Harrop, Sam Auxier, Jr., Ken Montgomery, Ed Hedrick, the World Super Stock Champions Ray Allen,
Bernie Agaman, and Ed Miller; Bud Faubel, Jim & Alison Lee, Tom Sneden, Jere Stahl, Ed Kohler, Jungle Pam, Paul Blevins, and the list goes on and on.  All will be available for autographs and one on one conversation.
 
The show opens Friday, July 13 at 1 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.  Admission is $20.00 for special two day discount ticket, $12.00 single day, children under 12 free, and free parking.
 
Sunday action turns to Beaver Springs Dragway for the Fourth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals for the East's finest nostalgia drag racing event. Gates open at 8 a.m.  Spectators $20 or $50 a carload, or race for $30.

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com


York Reunion Serves up Riches of Cars and Memories
July 5, 2007

York, PA - The show with millions of dollars in cars and billions in memories opens at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13-14th as the Sixth Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion takes center stage at the Toyota Arena.

 
Legends of Drag Racing will pay their annual visit in celebration of the York Dragway that was site of the biggest drag racing events in the country in its day.  Legends include Bob Harrop, Jere Stahl, Ohio George Montgomery, Paul Blevins, Bill Izykowski, George Cureton, Paul Mayo, Bernie Agaman, Ray Allen, Bud Faubel, Joe Jacono, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, "Miss Mighty Mopar" Judy Lilly, Akron Arlen Vanke, Ed Hedrick, Bruce Larson, Tom Sneden, Sam Auxier, Jr., Jungle Pam, Ed Miller, and the list goes on and on.
 
Barbara Hamilton, the first female licensed by NHRA to compete in a supercharged vehicle will headline the Gasser Reunion that will feature the Filthy Forty of Charlie Hill, the Kohler Bros. "King Kong" Anglia, Ron Bizio's gorgeous Willys, Jack Merkel's '33 Willys coupe, and Bob Bernardon's '39 Chevy coupe to name a few. Muscle cars of the '60's and '70's will be featured with Yenko Camaros, and Novas from the Supercar Workshop in Latrobe, PA, the immaculate '59 Chevy of Tony Kertulas, and Robert and Connie Kunkle's immaculate '58 Chevy Impala and Ross Gilbert's gorgeous '64 Chevy truck.
 
Tom Sandberg's unrestored survivor '69 front engined B fuel dragster "Pinnacle" will be at the York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13-14th.
The potpourri of performance continues with Tom Sandberg's '69 unrestored survivor "Pinnacle" B fuel dragster, Chris Buck's vintage front engine dragster, along with Greg Sullivan's A/FX "Strip Teaser" '65 Falcon, Jerry Baltes' front engine AA fuel dragster, the "Jungle Jim" funny car, Bruce Larson's Camaro funny car, Charlie Seabrook's "Jersey Jimmy" Bantam, the "Tin Indian"'66 GTO, "Daddy Warbucks" '65 Falcon of Phil Bonner, the "Moose Too" '27 Ford Roadster of Horace Reinford, Dave Strickler's Z-11 "Old Reliable IV", "Salty's Shaker" of Bob Solarno, Tom Thompson's great B/FX '65 Comet, Roger Sortino's pair of Z-11 Chevys, the '48 Fiat AA/FA of Craig & Don Fulmer, Matt Murphy's Dickie Harrell funny car, the Seaton Shaker funny car, and the Dick Arons '69 Camaro plus many more.
 
The show is an annual benefit to the York County SPCA with a special memorabilia auction that will feature a 350 turbo transmission for a Pro Street car with converter donated by Ralph's Transmissions of Emmaus, PA.  The transmission carries a $1500 retail value.  The auction is featured Saturday at 6 p.m. with many other memorabilia items donated for this worthwhile charity.
 
The show opens Friday, July 13 at 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 10a.m. until 9 p.m. A special two day discount ticket is $20.00, single day ticket $12.00, with children under 12 free with an adult, parking is always free.
 
The York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals culminates on Sunday, July 15th with the York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway with gates opening at 8 a.m.

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com


Hemi Honker to be Honored
June 28, 2007

York, PA - A tribute will be paid to the "Hemi Honker" Bud Faubel of Chambersburg when he is reunited with his '64 Dodge Super Stock and '65 Dodge altered wheelbase funny car "Hemi Honkers" at the Sixth Annual York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13-14th.

 
Musclecar Madness of the '60's and '70's returns for two days at the annual reunion for the Legends of Drag Racing and many of their legendary race cars.
 
"Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn will greet her many fans along with "Miss Mighty Mopar" Judy Lilly, Arlen Vanke, "Ohio George" Montgomery, "The Voice of Drag Racing" Jon Lundberg and a host of other notables like Jere Stahl, Paul Mayo, Bernie Agaman, Tom Sneden, Ken Montgomery, Marv Rifchin, Ray Allen, Ed Miller, Ed Hedrick, Wally Bell, George Weiler, Walt Weney, Jr., Joe Jacono, Bruce Larson, Jim & Alison Lee, Jungle Pam, and the list goes on.
 
The Gasser Reunion will feature newly finished race cars of Gene Altizer of S & S Racing, Yvonne & Randy Davis of Hanover debuting Charlie Garrett's '33 Willys Coupe at a special unveiling on Friday at 2 p.m., Vinnie Musicaro's Willys coupe of Jack Merkel, and the outstanding '39 Chevy coupe of Bob Bernardon "Jolly Dolly" owned by Charlie Gauthier to name a few.
 
The Central Pennsylvania Modelers will present their outstanding display of meticulously  detailed models of famous race cars of the era which will be a delight to young and old alike.
 
A two day cruise in of the areas finest street driven muscle cars, street rods and performance trucks will be on display at the Cruisin' Into Summer cruise in both Friday and Saturday of the show.  Admission includes inside and outside shows.  The cruise in is hosted by the Motor Menders of York.
 
The Legion of Honor ceremonies will be held on Friday evening at 6 p.m.  Twelve deserving individuals will be inducted into the Legion of Honor.  They will receive individual awards and their names placed upon a perpetual award that will be placed in the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at York Springs, PA.  This year's recipients include Ralph Truppi, Don Yenko, Malcolm Durham, Ray Allen, Bernie Agaman, Paul Mayo, George Weiler, Tom Sneden, Walt Weney, Jr., Marvin Rifchin, Wally Bell, and Harold Ramsey.
 
The show opens Friday, July 13th from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
 
Special two day discount ticket is $20.00, single day ticket is $12.00 children under 12 admitted free with an adult and parking is free.
 
Action turns to Beaver Springs Dragway for the annual running of the York Nostalgia Nationals.  Gates open 8 a.m.  The event has become the premier nostalgia event in the area.

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com

 


Gassers to be Unveiled at 6th Annual York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals
June 26, 2007

York, PA - The quiet summer days of South Central Pennsylvania will come alive with the sounds of high horsepower engines and the mellow tones echoing thru Flow Masters as the legendary race cars and muscle cars of the '60's and '70's converge on the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13 and 14th for the Sixth Annual York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals presented by Toyota.

 
The newly restored "Filthy Forty" of Charlie Hill which was driven by Pork Zartman of Hanover, PA will make its debut at the York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals on July 13-14, 2007, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.
The show is the annual reunion for the York Dragway which closed 28 years ago and for the Legends of Drag Racing who reunite to celebrate their many feats at the local drag strip that was one of the countries' leading facilities in its time.
 
Recent entries include Jere Stahl's '67 Hemi Plymouth RO-23 which has been restored to race condition by Paul & Terry Weber of Ft. Myers, FL, while Bill & Suzanne Turner also of Ft. Myers, FL will be debuting Joe Jill's Speedwin Automotive '68 factory hemi Dart, and Donald Klumpp of Hockessin, Delaware will have his freshly restored '65 Dodge light weight A990 "Bounty Hunters" entry.
 
A star studded group of Legends of Drag Racing will be signing autographs and visiting with their fans during the show.  Paul Mayo, George Cureton, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, Ed Hedrick, Sam Auxier, Jr., Tom Sneden, Jere Stahl, Bruce Larson, Joe Jacono, Barbara Hamilton the first woman licensed by NHRA to drive a supercharged vehicle, Jungle Pam, Ken Montgomery, Tom Raley, three World Super Stock Champions and the S & S Racing Team to mention a few.  The list includes many more.
 
The show will feature a special Gasser Reunion with a great display of '60's and '70's gas coupes and sedans plus the Legion of Honor awards on Friday at 6 p.m.
 
A special unveiling of Charlie Garrett's '33 Willys Coupe which was recently completed by Yvonne & Randy Davis of Hanover, PA will be held Friday at 2 p.m.
 
The show is an all inclusive show of street driven muscle cars, street rods, legendary race cars, legends of drag racing and quality muscle cars of the era.
 
The show benefits the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs and the York County SPCA.  A special memorabilia auction takes place Saturday at 6 p.m. with all proceeds going to the SPCA.  A 350 turbo transmission and converter for a pro street drag car courtesy of Ralph's Transmissions of Macungie, PA will be a featured item.
 
A two day cruise in on the outside will feature the Year One FAST cars on Friday, as well as, a special appearance by Gasser Wars Magazine and their race car plus over 700 of the areas finest street driven muscle cars and street rods. The Motor Menders of York are the hosts.
 
The show opens Friday, July 13th from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
 
Special two day discount ticket is $20.00, single day ticket is $12.00, children under 12 admitted free with an adult and there is free parking.
 
Sunday, July 15th action turns to Beaver Springs Dragway for the Fourth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals.  Gates open 8 a.m.  The premier nostalgia event in the area.

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com


6th Annual York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals Just One Month Away
June 14, 2007

York, PA -  It is one month and counting until the Sixth Annual York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals on July 13-14th at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.

Over 800 vehicles are expected for the giant two day show that will feature a Gasser Reunion and lots of legendary race cars and Legends of Drag Racing in person.  Those expected include Bob Harrop, Jon Lunberg, "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" Linda Vaughn, "Miss Mighty Mopar" Judy Lilly, "Ohio George" Montgomery, "Akron Arlen" Vanke, Joe Jacono, the S & S Racing Team  comprised of Pork Zartman, Fred Bear,Gene Altizer, and Dave Hales, Tom Sneden, Jim & Alison Lee, Sam Auxier, Jr., Marvin Rifchin, the NHRA Super Stock World Champions Ray Allen, Ed Miller, and Bernie Agaman, Dick Brannan, Ed Hedrick, Barbara Hamilton the first woman licensed to drive a supercharged vehicle in NHRA, Jere Stahl, Bruce Larson, Ken Montgomery, Jungle Pam, Ed Kohler, plus many, many more.  Rows of 60's and 70's muscle cars will also be on display and a special appearance of the tv series "Happy Days" hot rod will be featured.

Contributions for the memorabilia auction for the benefit of the York County SPCA on Saturday will include four $250.00 Gift Certificates from Dyer's Machine Services good for credit towards the purchase of a complete supercharger kit plus special t-shirts only available at the auction.  Another contribution is a complete high performanceTurbo 350 transmission and converter for a pro street drag car courtesy of Ralph's Transmissions of Macungie, PA which carries a retail value of $1,500.00.  The auction begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Ticket prices for the show are $20.00 for special two day tickets, $12.00 single day, children under 12 free w/adult, and free parking.

A two day cruise in on the outside will feature the Year One FAST cars, as well as, a special appearance by Gasser Wars Magazine and their fabulous race car plus over 600 of the areas finest street driven musclecars and street rods.  The cruise in is under the auspices of the Motor Menders of York.

The show opens Friday, July 13th from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 15th action turns to Beaver Springs Dragway for the Fourth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals.  See many of the cars from the show in action. The gates open at 8 a.m.  Admission to race is $30.00, and general admission is $20.00 each or $50.00 a carload (5).

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com


Legends and Historical Rides Confirm Attendance at York Reunion
May 22, 2007

York, PA - However you look at it, it is two months, eight weeks or sixty days until the Sixth Annual York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals on July 13-14th at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds.

Another history lesson will unfold with Ralph Ronzello and the Chrysler Museum presenting two legendary race cars of Roger Lindamood and the famous Color Me Gone Mopars.  Percy Johns will debut the MoTech ’68 Barracuda of John Tedder,  Ed Kowalski will present his Model A rear engined drag coupe, and Bob Rosetty will present the original Lowell Lister “Sidewinder” dragster.

A special unveiling of Charlie Garrett’s ’33 Willys Coupe recently completed by Yvonne & Randy Davis will be presented on Friday at 2 p.m.  The car was recently finished and Charlie has not seen the car which will be kept under wraps until the York Reunion.

The Central Penna. Modelers will present their display of model race cars which is a delight to young and old alike.  The detail and meticulous presentations are marveled at each year of the show.

Recent confirmations of attendance were received from Carl Bennett & Ronnie Sirianni of NED stock eliminator wars, as well as, Bill Izykowski who competed in the category in his own right  and with Paul Blevins’ outstanding ’55 Chevy Nomad in Modified Eliminator and several of his own Corvettes.  Izykowski was the NED Stock Circuit Champion in 1968.

Charlie Gauthier will have the immaculate “Jolly Dolly” ’39 Chevy coupe of Bob Bernardon, who we recently lost, at the show as part of the Gasser Reunion.  Paul Rashley will likewise present George Weiler’s ’64 Comet A/FX, and a host of Yenko Camaros, and Novas from the Super Car Workshop in the muscle car category.

The York Reunion is the only show like it in the country – unique with vast histories in each personality and race car in attendance.  The show is an all inclusive show of street driven muscle cars, street rods, legendary race cars, legends of drag racing, and quality show only muscle cars of the ‘60’s and 70’s.

Personalities to be in attendance include the “Voice of Drag Racing” Jon Lundberg, Arlen  Vanke, “Ohio George” Montgomery, Dick Arons, Wally Booth, “Miss Hurst Golden Shifter” Linda Vaughn, Joe Jacono, Tom Sneden, Bud Faubel, “Miss Mighty Mopar” Judy Lilly, Bruce Larson, Dick Brannan, the first female to be licensed by NHRA to drive a supercharged vehicle in competition Barbara Hamilton, Ed Kohler, Jungle Pam, Jere Stahl, Ken Montgomery, Jim & Alison Lee, Marvin Rifchin, three World Super Stock Champions Ed Miller, Bernie Agaman, and Ray Allen, Paul Mayo, George Weiler, Sam Auxier, Jr., Wally Bell, Ralph Truppi, Ed Hedrick, Walt Weney, Jr., Dave Reitz, Jack Werst, George Cureton, Fred Borcherdt, Tom Raley, and we’ve only just begun.

Another chapter in the history books will be written as the show unfolds on Friday, July 13th from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. The giant two day cruise in begins with the same hours and ends at 7 p.m. both days.

The Fourth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals commences the following day, Sunday, July 15th at Beaver Springs Dragway.  Gates open at 8 a. m. for a very memorable step back in time.


Gasser Reunion, Top Fuelers, and Movie/TV Cars to Headline York Reunion
April 24, 2007

York, PA - Quoting Webster a reunion is "coming together after separation" and the Sixth Annual York Reunion will unfold on July 13-14, 2007 at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds where the memories of the largest one day drag race will be relived, the '65 Super Stock Nationals at York US 30 Dragway.

Joining in the festivities will be Jon Lundberg the Voice of Drag Racing who announced this historic event.  It was drag racing's "Woodstock" and will never be duplicated but the Legends who participated will join in the pilgrimage to York to relive the memories and feats of this monumental event and visit with fans and many drivers that they competed against.

American Speed Centers of York and Lancaster has joined the York Reunion as an Associate Sponsor.  Stores are located at 1714 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA and 1420 N. George St., York, PA telephone 717.299.1359 and 717.848.6272 respectively.  The latest in performance products are available.

On the distaff side will be appearances by "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter", Linda Vaughn; "Miss Mighty Mopar" Judy Lilly, Jungle Pam, and Barbara Hamilton the first female licensed to drive a supercharged vehicle by NHRA.

Movie and TV cars will also be presented as the "Happy Days" hot rod will make its debut and the car that was featured in the movie "Two Lane Blacktop" the '55 Chevy of Walt Bailey will also be on display.   In the Top Fuel category Brian Beattie will debut the newly restored "Great Expectations" Top Fueler of Jim & Alison Lee along with driver Tom Raley, Jerry Baltes will be back with his gorgeous CBL Top Fueler along with the "Hemi Hunter" Chevrolet powered Top Fueler of Dale Thierer and Gary Peters.

The Gasser Reunion will feature Mike Zieminick's gorgeous '49 Ford Anglia, Todd Zieminick's '51 Henry J, Dick Long's '41 Willys, the Kohler Bros. "King Kong" '51 Anglia, Ron Bizio's '33 Willys, Jack Merkel's '33 Willys, Gene Altizer's S & S Racing Team '48 Anglia, Fred Bear's S&S Racing Team '40 Willys, the Stone, Woods, & Cook Swindler II '41 Willys, Dave Hale's S & S Racing Team '37 Willys, Paul Balash III's '42 Willys, Charlie Garrett's '56 Chev and '33 Willys, and Barbara Hamilton's '37 Willys at this writing with more to come.

The show supports the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs and the York County SPCA.  The SPCA is recipient of proceeds from a special memorabilia auction, 50-50's, and from People's Choice voting canisters.  The show netted over $4400.00 for the SPCA in 2006.

The history lesson begins when the show opens on Friday, July 13th from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.  The giant two day cruise in begins with the same hours but ends two hours earlier both days.

The 4th Annual York Nostalgia Nationals commences the following day, Sunday, July 15th at Beaver Springs Dragway. Gates open at 8 a.m. for the most enjoyable day of drag racing nostalgia bar none.

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com


Bringing History Back to Life
April 9, 2007

York, PA -  Websters Dictionary defines Nostalgia as “a longing for something long ago” and it has been 28 years since the York US 30 Dragway has been closed but the billions in memories and millions of dollars worth of cars that will be attending the Sixth Annual York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals attest to the steadfast popularity of the nation’s most innovative drag racing facility at this annual reunion for the staff and management of the track and for the Legends of Drag Racing during their annual reunion. 

Each car that is entered has a vast history that comes alive at this love fest of performance. Some very emotional histories with both sadness and joy abound. One such history is that of the “Salty’s Shaker” ’55 T-Bird of Joey Saltimachia. Though Joey is no longer with us his memory is very much alive when his creation makes it’s first showing for his beautiful, newly restored T-bird. The car is now owned by Bob Salerno of Ridgewood, New Jersey. The car is a fitting tribute to Joey and his parents who will join in sharing their history at the show. 

Another car to make the show will be the Seaton Super Shaker Corvair that was built in 1966 by Jay Howell Automotive in conjunction with Pete Seaton Enterprises as a match race car. The car was driven by Delmar Heinelt and was known as the “Seaton Shaker”. The car will be at the show in its original state and will undergo a complete restoration for the ’08 show by Matt Murphy of Marietta, Georgia. 

Other cars to delight the history buffs will be Dickie Harrell’s ’68 Camaro Funny Car, the ’69 Dick Arons 427 Camaro Super Stock drag car, two of Charlie Garrett’s gassers, the ’56 Chevrolet and the ’33 Willys coupe, the great looking ’65 Falcon A/FX “Strip Teaser” of Greg Sullivan of Huntsville, Alabama and the “Happy Days” hot rod from the popular “Happy Days” TV series to name a few. 

This year’s show will be presented by Toyota and moves to the new Toyota Arena at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13-14th. 

A giant two day cruise-in will be hosted by the Motor Menders of York who recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary as an active car club in the York area. 

The Legends of Drag Racing attending the show will be Jack Werst, Ken Montgomery, Bruce Larson, Joe Jacono, Jim & Alison Lee, Bud Faubel, Ed Miller, Ed Hedrick, Dick Brannan,Marvin Rifchin, Linda Vaughn, Judy Lilly, Arlen Vanke, Wally Booth, Dick Arons, Wally Bell, Tom Raley, Tom Sneden, Dave Reitz, Jungle Pam, “Ohio George” Montgomery, Jere Stahl, Ray Allen, Walt Weney, Jr., Bernie Agaman, Paul Mayo, George Weiler, Ed Kohler and the list goes on. 

A “Gasser Reunion” will be an added feature to the show with many of the nation’s finest gas coupes and sedan cars to ever grace a quarter mile starting line. 

The show is an annual benefit to the York County SPCA with a special auction of memorabilia, 50-50’s and the proceeds from the People’ Choice voting all going to this worthwhile cause. 

The show opens Friday, July 13th from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. 

The following day “Suddenly It’s 1969” at Beaver Springs Dragway for the Fourth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals. See many of the cars from the show in action. The gates open at 8 a.m. Without a doubt the best in nostalgia anywhere! 

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com


Star-Studded List of Legends Slated to Appear at 6th Annual York Reunion
February 15, 2007

York, PA -  The nostalgia phenomenon continues with musclecar madness of the 60’s and 70’s as Toyota presents the Sixth Annual York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13-14th.

In addition to being the annual reunion for the staff of York Dragway and the many competitor’s who competed there the show has become the annual reunion for the Legends of Drag Racing which number many.

Bruce Larson returns with one of his famous “USA1” Camaro funny cars, Ken Montgomery and his triple nickel 555 Mopar, Downing & Ryan’s ’67 Fairlane will make it’s debut along with former owners John Downing and Jim Ryan, Brian Beattie will debut the “Great Expectations” top fuel entry of former owners Jim and Alison Lee who will likewise be in attendance, Bill Izykowski who gained prominence driving the Scotto & Blevins ’55 Nomad, along with a host of other prominent industry notables.

A star studded Gasser Reunion will be a feature of the show with many gas coupe and sedan entries from many areas of the country being featured. Barbara Hamilton the first female driver to be licensed to drive a supercharged vehicle in competition will lead a contingent of gassers to be displayed which will include the debut of Gene Altizer’s newly restored Anglia, Dave Hales and Fred Bear will have their famous S & S Racing Willys coupes, along with Ed Kohler who made the King Kong Anglia famous and the Stone Woods & Cook Willys to name a few.

The show is a benefit for the York County SPCA each year. A memorabilia auction will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. with the proceeds going to the SPCA. There will also be 50-50 drawings and proceeds from People’s Choice voting that will be for the direct benefit of the organization. Proceeds in ’06 exceeded $4400.00.

The show features a Cruisin’ Into Summer cruise in on the outside which draws over 550 entries which will be hosted by the Motor Menders of York. Year One will join the activities with a special display on the West Plaza. The show will feature a DJ and lots of prizes and awards for some of the finest street performance vehicles in the country that will be on display.

The York Nostalgia show begins on Friday, July 13th at 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with action moving to Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 15th for the presentation of the York Nostalgia Nationals beginning at 8 a.m. Ticket prices are $12.00 for one day, & $20.00 for a special two day ticket. Children under 12 free accompanied by an adult and parking is free. Handicap parking is provided.

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com


Legion of Honor Awards Announced
February 3, 2007

York, PA - The 2007 recipients of Legion of Honor Awards were announced this week by the National Nostalgia Drag Racing Association and will be presented at the Sixth Annual Musclecar Madness car show at the York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals to be presented at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13-14, 2007 .

Legion of Honor awards will be presented on Friday, July 13th at 6 p.m. at special ceremonies honoring  twelve annual recipients.  Receiving the prestigious awards are George Weiler, Birdsboro, PA; Wally Bell, Fredericksburg, VA; Ray Allen, Upland, CA; Ralph Truppi, North Branch, NJ; Walt Weney, Jr., Spring City , PA ; Harold Ramsey (posthumous) Chestertown , MD ; Paul Mayo, Ginter , PA ; Bernie Agaman, Eatontown, NJ; Tom Sneden, Bryantown , MD ; Don Yenko (posthumous) Washington, NC;  Marvin Rifchin, Waltham , MA ; and Malcolm Durham (posthumous) Hyattsville, MD.

The award for Harold Ramsey will be received by his son, Henry Ramsey.  The award for Don Yenko will be received by Ed Hedrick and the award for Malcolm Durham will be received by his wife and son Bernard.           

The awards  are presented by the NNDRA to deserving recipients for their many contributions to the performance industry.  A special individual award is presented to the recipient, and his/her name is placed upon a perpetual award that will be displayed at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in perpetuity.  The EMMR is located one mile north of York Springs , PA just off US Route 15.  

Additional deserving candidates have been proposed from the industry and names awaiting future consideration to the elite list are Neil Hinkle, Jack Redd, Terry Strickler, Ed Hedrick, Darwin Doll, Joe McNally, Ed Eaton, Tom Kling, Ed Quay, Bob Duffy, Dave Reitz, Dopey Duncan, Fred Gibb, Joe Mondello, Al Brown, and Duke Snider at this time.  Deserving candidate proposals can be submitted to the NNDRA, P.O. Box 3675 , York , PA 17402-0136 , or by telephoning 717.757.2720 or by email darwin@yorknostalgia.com.

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com


6th Annual York Reunion to Feature Gasser Reunion
January 15, 2007

York, PA - Musclecar Madness of the '60s and '70s comes alive for the sixth straight year at the York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals presented at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13-14th and the Nostalgia Nationals drag race at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 15th, presented by Toyota Trucks. 

The Sixth Annual show will feature a Gasser Reunion that will be attended by the best of the best of the gas coupe and sedan category of the NHRA. Gene Altizer will debut his newly restored Anglia, while Vinnie Musiciaro of New York will debut the recently completed Jack Merkel ’33 Willys, Randy Davis will debut the recently restored Garrett & Hempfing ’33 Willys, and Carlos and Mary Cedeno will have Ed Kohler with the King Kong Anglia that the Kohler Bros. made famous in the 60’s. The S & S gasser group will be well represented along with the East Coast Gasser group.  

The show has become the annual reunion for the Legends of Drag Racing which will include Joe Jacono, “Ohio George” Montgomery, Tom Sneden, “Miss Mighty Mopar” Judy Lilly, Bud Faubel, Jim & Alison Lee, Ken Montgomery, Dick Brannan, Jere Stahl, Arlen Vanke, Jungle Pam, Dick Arons, Gordy Foust, Wally Booth, Wally Bell, Ray Allen, Paul Mayo, Walt Weney, Jr., Bernie Agaman, Linda Vaughn, and the list goes on. 

A special guest at this year’s show will be Marvin Rifchin of M & H Tires. Marv was a driving force in the history of drag racing and produced the racing slicks that adorned many of the countries most competitive drag racing machines in the country. A true pioneer to the industry Marvin will be available to meet and greet his many customers and race fans at this historic event. 

Legendary race cars to be on display at the show will be Bob Rosetty’s recent find, the Lowell Lister “Sidewinder” dragster, the Hemi Hunter top fuel dragster, the Berger Chevrolet Camaro of Dick Arons, the “Seaton Shaker” Corvair funny car , the ‘69 Dickie Harrell funny car, the movie car ’55 Chevy from the movie “Two Lane Blacktop”, the Stone Woods & Cook “Swindler II”, and many more that are being added daily. 

The York Nostalgia show begins on Friday, July 13th at 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with action moving to Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 15th for the presentation of the York Nostalgia Nationals beginning at 8 a.m. 

The Cruisin’ Into Summer Cruise In will be hosted by the Motor Menders of York who  recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary. The outside show will be presented on the West Plaza and will feature a DJ and lots of prizes and awards. 

Show Information: 
Darwin Doll 
717.757.2720, 
email darwin@yorknostalgia.com 
new website www.yorknostalgia.com

Race Information: 
Bob McCardle 
717.248.7676
e-mail beaverbob@beaversprings.com 
website www.beaversprings.com 


York Reunion Returns for 6th Year of Musclecar Madness
December 15, 2006

York, PA - While sleigh bells ring and children sing Musclecar Madness is sweeping the country.  For 2007 the York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals will be presented by Toyota at the Toyota Arena, York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds on July 13-14th culminating with the outstanding York Nostalgia Nationals on Sunday, July 15th at Beaver Springs Dragway.

Toyota has become actively involved in NASCAR Nextel Cup racing for 2007 and with the National Hot Rod Association in their popular funny car category. Toyota has been actively involved in the NASCAR truck series prior to this.

Joining Toyota as Associate Sponsors of the show & race are Year One, Weis Markets, Cars By Dealers, Triangle Communications and Signs By Tomorrow plus others that will be finalized soon.

Definitely a crowd favorite is Miss Linda Vaughn "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" who will be returning to her favorite show, along with Judy Lilly, "Ohio George" Montgomery, and Barbara Hamilton the first female to be licensed by the NHRA to drive a supercharged vehicle in competition. A host of Legends of Drag Racing will be making their annual trek to York for the show.

A group of twelve deserving recipients will be inducted into the Legion of Honor at the show. The recipients will be announced in January. Individual awards are presented to each recipient and their names will be added to a perpetual award that is placed on display in the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs, PA.

The charity of choice, the York County SPCA who will derive much needed revenue from 50-50 drawings, and a memorabilia auction that raised $4439.17 at the 2006 show.

The Motor Menders of York will host the Cruisin' Into Summer cruise-in which will be held both days, Friday and Saturday on the West Plaza. A dj and lots of prizes and awards will be presented to some of the finest street musclecars, trucks, and street rods in the East.

The show's main theme for '07 is a York Nostalgia Gasser Reunion featuring the popular gas coupe and sedan classes of the '60's and '70's and will look like a who's who of the popular category. Along with Barbara Hamilton will be Charlie Garrett and Lavern Hempfing's newly restored '33 Willys coupe from Hanover, PA. The Stone-Woods & Cook Willys of Joe Troilo and Ed Kohler making his first appearance with the King Kong Anglia that he and his brother made famous and now owned by Carlos and Mary Cedeno of Lockport, New York and the newly restored '33 Willys of Jack Merkel owned by Vinnie Musiciaro of New York plus many more.

The York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals is a combined effort of Darwin Doll, former NHRA Division Director and Beaver Bob McCardle of Beaver Springs Dragway. Both are dedicated to the preservation of our performance heritage.

Show Information:
Darwin Doll
- 717-757-2720

Race Information:
Bob McCardle - 717-248-7676


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