North East Ohio is not having a good year with the weather. First their winter was the worst in 20 years breaking all kinds of snow records. On top of that it was cold. Now that it is summer hope was that it would dry out, not so, as rain has been also on a record pace. What does this all mean? The construction at Dragway 42 is way behind. Unfortunately for us, that means we do not have a track to run on this Labor Day weekend. We could try to find another facility to have the event but it wouldn’t be the same. The owners at 42 do not want to cut any corners in building their facility and were willing to scrap the whole season, and we too want this event to be the best that it can be. Look for more information in the upcoming winter issues and plan to come to what is building up to be one of the most anticipated races in a long time!
If you're here, it's because you love the cars of the GASSER Era. Maybe like us, you grew up attending Sixties drag races where you watched in awe as "Big John" Mazmanian's gorgeous candy apple red coupe staged against Stone, Woods & Cook. We got hooked on Gassers at that time and maybe you did too. You don’t have to own a race car or rod to be in the club. All you have to do is love Gassers.
Gasser Magazine™ is arguably the best member-supported car club magazine in the world. Members submit the articles and pictures. Membership includes a membership card, decals and a subscription to the first and best Gasser magazine in the world. Members advertise in the Swap Meet section for free. Who knows, the car of your dreams may be in the next issue.
What continues to amaze me are the barn finds. Guys keep discovering old GASSERS in garages and barns. My brother found his in an airport hangar. It had been parked there right after its last race in 1967. The ‘41 Willys coupe was dusty but untouched and complete. They're still out there. We’re a car club but what we really are is a group of guys and gals who love the cars and stars of the Sixties’ GASSER scene. While Willys were the superstars, the Anglias, Austins, Model A’s, early-to-mid '50s Chevys and more filled out the Gasser staging lanes - - just like they do at our club events.
If you haven’t been to a GASSER Reunion™ or GASSER Nationals™, make plans to attend one. You’ll love it. You’ll meet GASSER Legends like Ohio George Montgomery, Big John Mazmanian’s driver - Bones Balogh, Junior Thompson, Barbara Hamilton, the S & S Racing team and many more.
Join the club, you'll be glad you did.
Ernest McIntyre, editor