Wednesday, February 20, 2013


It has been thirty four years since the roar of 600+ horsepower engines no longer roared at the site of the Woodstock of Drag Racing, York US 30 Dragway at the Thomasville Airport every Saturday evening from April to October but the pilgrimage continues the second full weekend of July when the Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion is presented at the York Fairgrounds, York Expo Center, York, Pennsylvania. This year’s event to be held on July 12-13th will be the Twelfth Annual.

The York show can boast in having the most Legends of Drag Racing and their legendary race cars of any event in the country. This year’s event will be a Salute to Ford with the legendary Dyno Don Nicholson ‘70 Maverick with original paint and engine on display. This was the very Maverick that brought Ford back into the winners circle of the Pro Stock wars with the National Hot Rod Association.

Other legendary race cars to appear will be Arlen Fadely’s Super Stock magazine Maverick, D. A. Santucci’s famous bubble gum Top Gas dragster that carried him to the ‘69 Nationals win at Indy, Jim Walter’s Special Edition Top Fuel dragster, K.S. Pittman’s Willys gasser, John Mazmanian’s Willys gasser, and the famous Filthy Forty Willys gasser of the late Pork Zartman from Hanover and the awesome Mike Bos altered along with the Jack Chrisman Comet of Jim Barillaro to name a few.

The Legends line-up is just as impressive with Gentleman Joe Schubeck, Miss Hurst Golden Shifter Linda Vaughn, Bunny Burkett, Hubert Platt, Bud Faubel, Bruce Larson, Ed Miller, Ed Hedrick, Larry Lombardo, Jim & Alison Lee, Bob Harrop, Jere Stahl, Wally Bell, Tom Chastang, and a host of others.

The show supports the York County SPCA and the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. Both receive vital funds to assist their worthwhile projects for the year.

Show hours are Friday, July 12th from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 13th from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Admission is $15.00, children 12 and under free. Active military with proper i.d. free and free parking.

The kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy the Make It and Take It free model building by the Central Pennsylvania Model Car Club Friday, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.