The Fermier Brothers ’62 Ford 406 Galaxie will be making its’
first appearance since complete restoration at Musclecar Madness.
The car was the 1965 NASCAR Winter Drags Champion at Spruce
Creek Dragway in Daytona Beach and competed at the U.S.
Nationals from 1964 through 1969.
The event will be held during the York Reunion at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds, sponsored by York Traditions Bank and GGS Technical Publications Services.
In the tradition of all past events the "cream of the crop" among drag racing legends will converge on "York" to relive the many memories of the ’60’s and ’70’s that unfolded at York US 30 Dragway. Staff and management will hold their annual reunion commemorating the 30th year since the track ceased operations.
George Rupert and Lloyd Mauney were the last two cars to race at "York". Both are special invitees to this year’s event marking their final race on September 29, 1979.
A special unveiling will be held on Friday at 2:30 p.m. of the newly restored ’41 Willys coupe of Paul and Pam Balash. The new car replaces the Willys that was stolen in Tennessee last June while the couple was enroute home from the NHRA event in Beech Bend, Kentucky.
A potpourri of drag racing vehicles and muscle cars will be front and center when the doors open on Friday, July 10th at 1 p.m. and Saturday, July 11th at 10 a.m.
A Salute to Ford will include Ford notables Bob Tasca, Sr., Phil Bonner, Earl Wade, Sam Auxier, Jr., Hubert Platt, Dick Estevez, Al Joniec, Tommy Grove, the group from 422 Motorsports, Bill Holbrook and Charlie Gray, and John Healey along with a host of Ford legendary race cars that include the Gas Ronda A/FX altered wheelbase Mustang, the new "Daddy Warbucks" Cobra Jet Mustang, the newly restored Cougar Air Lift Rattler II funny car of Eddie Schartman, and the Pete Peterson ’69 Boss Mustang that sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Phoenix for $180,000, plus many more.
Admission to the show is $25.00 for two day ticket, $15.00 single day ticket, children under 12 admitted free. Parking is free. All active servicemen and women will be admitted free upon presenting their military i.d. at the ticket windows.
The show supports the York County SPCA with various fund raising activities including a Saturday memorabilia auction. The goal is to exceed last year’s proceeds of $5,500.
The great nostalgia weekend concludes at the Sixth Annual York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway on Sunday, July 12 beginning at 8 a.m.