‘You Can’t Go Home Again.’
That event turned out to be the largest one-day drag racing event ever presented and ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The event is known to this very day as the “Woodstock of Drag Racing”. Nick Smith of Stuart, Florida, owner of the world famous Strickler Dodge will also be displaying a ‘64 Ford Galaxie lightweight 427 at the show as well.
The York event has had a history of having the largest attendance of legends of the drag racing sport at one event at one time. This year’s event will be no exception with “Ohio George” Montgomery, Al Joniec, Jon Lundberg, “Miss Hurst” Linda Vaughn, Wally Bell, Bruce Larson, Jim Wemett, Jack Redd, George Snizek, Bob Harrop, Bobby Warren, Jim Walther, Jere Stahl, Arlen Fadely, Larry Lombardo, Tom Sneden, Ed Hedrick, Tommy Kling, George Cureton, George Weiler, George Nye, and the list goes on.
In addition, the list of legendary racecars is impressive. The Jim and Alison Lee “Great Expectations” top fuel entry of Brian Beattie; the “USA-1″ Camaro of Bruce Larson; the ’62 Old Reliable” driven also by the late Dave Strickler and owned by Larry Brinkley from Ohio; the ’65 altered wheelbase Dodge, above, of the late Dave Strickler from York; the ’68 Sox & Martin hemi of Jim Rush, Edgewood, Maryland; the Tasmanian Devil tribute car of George and Scott Snizek, West Hempstead, New York; Jim Boburka, ’69 Camaro record holder Pittsburgh, PA; and the Fabulous ’55 T-bird “Salty’s Shaker” from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey to name a few.
The show opens Friday, July 10th at 1 p.m. and Saturday, July 11th at 9 a.m. The event provides support for the York County SPCA and the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs. Admission is $15.00, children 12 and under free and free parking. Active military are admitted free with proper ID.
The giant nostalgia weekend concludes with the running of the 12th Annual York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12th. Activities begin at 8 a.m.
For more information about York-U.S 30 events, please visit http://www.yorknostalgia.com/index.html