Saturday, March 10, 2012

Drag Racing history to be presented in first Drag Strip Memories show

Event to be held April 15 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Preparations for the first annual show devoted to the history of Canadian drag racing is now underway, and promises to offer something for anyone interested in the heritage of the sport.

Drag Strip Memories will be held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope, Ontario Sunday April 15. 

Highlighting the event will be some of Canada's most famous drag racing cars, including Willys gassers, early Funny Cars, and a front-engined Top Fueler. Over 20 race cars are expected to be displayed at the Warplane Heritage Museum, where visitors will also be able to experience some of the most significant warbirds in existence.

Drag Strip Memories will also feature the largest display of drag racing models in the country, set up as a miniature Cayuga Dragway, and posters, photos, and other documents related to drag racing. Three local car clubs will also present displays with a focus on early drag racing and the hot rod scene. Several vendors and artists will be on hand for personalized service.

Drag Strip Memories will be held from 11 am until 5 pm April 15 at the Museum, which is situated next to the Hamilton International Airport, at 9280 Airport Road.

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