MT. HOPE, ONTARIO – Dragstrip Memories returns once again to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, to present the largest collection of historic drag racing cars and memorabilia in Canada. This year’s show will feature over 60 drag race vehicles, in most classes of straight-line racing, with a nod to the popular 1960s-style Gassers.
The museum’s vintage Warbird aircraft will be relocated to the large hangar, in order to present some of the most outstanding cars in this country. Along with the Gassers, a highly-modified Dodge Magnum capable of eight-second runs will be on display. Additionally, Canadian Hall of Famer Barry Poole will be in attendance. Barry drove the Ford products of the popular Border Bandits to many Super Stock wins, including the NHRA title at the 1970 Winter Nationals, the first Canadian to do so.
Young drag racers will take part in the show with their Junior Dragsters and the cars of the Can-Am Stock/Super Stock Series will also be on display.
There will be several car club displays with a nostalgic theme, a popular scale model display featuring many classes of drag cars, in a miniature setting of the former Dragway Park, and a host of vendors. There will also be movies and videos of drag racing, photos, magazines, and automotive art. It will also be a chance for you to meet many of your drag strip heroes and characters.
In the mid-plane Observation Dome at 11:00 am, the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA) will present The John Massingberd Award to this year’s deserving recipient.
Dragstrip Memories will be held Sunday, April 16, 2023, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is located on Airport Road in Mount Hope, just south of Hamilton, and provides ample free parking.
The entrance fee will allow visitors to take part in this special collection of drag racing history, as well as take in all the ambiance and history of the war planes.
For more information, contact Rob Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony Hayes at email@example.com
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