Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion marks decade

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Legendary race cars like the Wally Booth Gremlin will appear at the Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion on July 8-9.

YORK, Pa. –  A decade of presenting nostalgia memories unfolds at the 10th Annual Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion to be presented at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds, on July 8-9, 2011.

The popular show/reunion will feature drag racing legends Carol “Bunny” Burkett, Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, Linda Vaughn “Miss Hurst Golden Shifter”, Wally Booth, Arlen Vanke, Bruce Larson and a whole host of legendary race cars that will converge on the York area for the annual York Reunion for the internationally famous York US 30 Dragway.
 
The track has been closed for 32 years but the memories and outstanding feats that were performed at the legendary raceway still linger in the spotlight for those who had the opportunity to compete there. To those who didn’t, the history lesson is one that will remain for years to come.
 
Legendary race cars will include the Carillo Bonneville Roadster, the Wally Booth Gremlin and Hornet Pro Stockers, the Doug Thorley Javelin Funny Car, the Lynch Brothers top fuel dragster, and a Lyndwood Eliminator Reunion of early Bilbow dragsters to name a few.

This will be a historic weekend for “Frantic Ford” Funny Car Team, which has  ramped things up in 2011 and will be looking to assault the competition in the funny car ranks.

George Reidnauer will be handling the driving chores in the low slung recreation of the 1977 Mustang II bodied team car on display at York Reunion

After an extensive period of time away from the sport, the legendary Frantic Ford name will once again make a return to active competition at venues throughout the U.S. Partners Bobby Frey & Al Liebmann will have “Team Frantic” planning to make special appearances at automotive related events throughout the course of the year.
 
The Frantic Ford name began life in 1970 when original owner Jim Fox made the switch from dragsters to funny cars. Veteran flopper pilots Ron Rivero, “Rapid Roy” Harris, Sarge  Arciero and the late Dodger Glenn have all spent time behind the wheel of this fabled east coast terror at some point in their careers. This coming season, the team looks to make a return to active competition and once again place this legendary machine in the winner’s circle.

The legendary Frantic Ford name has a rich performance history associated with the former York U.S.30 Dragway. The team was runner-up at the prestigious 1974 Super Stock Nationals, easily one of the year’s most impressive events. Additional glory came in the form of winning the 1976 Funny Car Nationals and setting Low E.T of the event. York U.S.30 Dragway was always a favorite stop on the tour for the Frantic Ford Funny Car Team consisting of partners Jim Fox and Freddy Frey. Driver Dodger Glenn was always a fan favorite and could always be counted on to lay down some long, smoky burnouts and big numbers.

Team members will be available throughout the course of the York Reunion event to chat with fans and answer questions pertaining to their upcoming schedule of events. “Team Frantic Ford” merchandise will also be available for sale. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the past and present when this team rolls in to town. Visit the team web @ www.franticford.com. This car is dedicated to the memory of Paul Roger (Dodger) Glenn – 1945-1978 .

 
The Central Pennsylvania Model Car Club will present a Make It and Take It model building FREE to kids 12 and under. Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
 
The Cruisin’ Into Summer cruise in will be held on the West Plaza on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. by the Cruisin’ Columbia staff.
 
The show benefits the York County SPCA with proceeds from an annual memorabilia auction on Saturday at 5 p.m. Contributions to the organization directly attributed to the show exceeded the $40,000 mark in 2010.
 
Show hours are Friday, July 8, 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Admission is $15, which includes both inside and outside shows. Children 12 and under free. Free parking.
 
SHOW INFORMATION: 717-757-2720, www.yorknostalgia.com or darwin@yorknostalgia.com.

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