Canadian Drag Racing Show this Sunday
The second annual Dragstrip Memories will be held once again this Sunday, Apr. 14, at the Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum, presenting the largest collection of historic drag racing cars and memorabilia in Canada. Doors open at 9 am.
The warbirds of the museum will be relocated in the large hangar at the Museum to display some of the most memorable cars in this country, including Scott Wilson’s Time Machine, Ken Achs’ early Top Fuel dragster (from the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame), and a collection of early muscle cars. Also on hand will be the Paton Racing Top Fuel dragster, and the debut of a 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery wheelstander.
There will be several car club displays with a nostalgic theme, a popular scale model display featuring all kinds of classes of drag cars in a miniature setting of the former Dragway Park, and a host of vendors. Noted motorsport writer Tim Miller will be at the show with his copies of his Drag Racing – the World’s Fastest Sport for sale and autographs. There will also be movies and videos of drag racing, photos, magazines, and automotive art.
The Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum is located on Airport Road in Mount Hope, just south of Hamilton, and provides ample parking. The entrance fee will allow visitors to take in all the ambiance and history of the war planes as well as partake in this special collection of drag racing history.
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