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Nancy Wilson's East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion. October 17-19, 2003 at Henderson, North Carolina.
Bill Stiles and his former '68 Hemi Barracuda.
Under the hood of the '68 Stiles Barracuda.
Hemi Fred Ristagno's Sox & Martin Pro Stock Duster.
Hemi Fred's hemi.
Bob Banning Dodge Super Stocker.
Bob Banning Dodge #2.
Under the hood of Bob Banning Dodge #2.
Reed Koeppe and the Cotton Picker.
Ronnie Sox autographing a diecast model.
Check out the legends in this group photo.
FE Bob Fermier, Tom Sneden and Marco DeCesaris (Left to Right).
On Friday evening a reception was held at the Jameson Inn. There was quite a turnout and lots of laughs.
Jameson Inn reception.
Bogan Renfroe, Elaine Jape (formerly Hughes) and Tony Jape.
Melanie Bonner, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Sox, Sam Auxier and Al (?) Gore.
Ronnie Sox and Bobby Warren can be seen at the back of this photo.
FE Bob Fermier and Bogan Renfroe visit.
Tom Sneden, Joe Jacono and Marco DeCesaris laugh it up (Left to Right).
More mingling at the Jameson Inn reception.
Phil Bonner, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Durham and Ronnie Sox catch up on old times.
Phil Bonner, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Durham and Ronnie Sox catch up on old times. Mrs. Phil (Melanie) Bonner in the foreground.
Old pals and Ford racers, Phil Bonner and Bogan Renfroe talk it over.
Kenny Warren (in cap) and K.S. Pittman (sitting - front).
Rocky Pirrone and his great looking '33 Willys.
Dave Hales' S&S Racing Team Willys.
2003 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame inductee Jack Olcott's gasser.
2003 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame inductee Malcolm Durham and his wife wipe down the Strip Blazer Chevelle.
Great looking cars of all type lined the streets and parking lots of downtown Henderson, NC.
NASCAR legend Junior Johnson (blue shirt) was on hand to autograph his new book.
The moonshine still.
Whiskey running Ford.
Another great looking street rod.
Lake pipes and fuzzy dice.
Reportedly, over 500 cars were entered in the Saturday car show.
It's for sale.
She's real fine....my 409.
Dick Brannan (L) and Hubert Platt.
Don Schumacher Racing's Joe Carter with the U.S. ARMY Top Fueler.
Sgt. Marc Baker with the U.S. ARMY Top Fueler.
Dale added a blower!
More drag cars.
Ray Gramlich's KemoSabay Un-blown Fuel Hydro drag boat. 219 MPH in the 1/4!
Nice S/S 'Vette.
The cars were everywhere.
And still more drag cars.
2003 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame inductee Joe Jacono (L) poses with Bob Rosetty in front of the restored Rollin' Stoned 'Cuda funny car. Joe raced this car in 1973 and Bob has done a wonderful job restoring it. And yes, Bob races it.
Bill Holt of Alabamian gasser and funny car fame with his autograph board.
K.S. Pittman signs a photo that Marvin T. Smith shot at Dallas, GA in 1967.
Tony and Elaine Jape.
Bill and Jo Holt traveled from Alabama for the reunion.
Gene Altizer checks out Dave Hale's Willys.
2003 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame inductee Gene Altizer.
GeorgiaDragRacing.com contributor "Mr. Ed" Miles.
Rick Stambaugh's New Generation Nostalgia Dragster.
Joe Jacono's firesuit.
Ronnie Sox and fans.
Saturday's entertainment on the street.
Sam Auxier (R).
Great early Mopars!
Tom Sneden drove this Bob Banning Dodge.
Bill Stiles' Super Stock Hemi Barracuda.
Marco DeCesaris' newest acquisition - the Cotton Picker.
"Hemi Fred" Ristagno's Sox & Martin Pro Stocker.
What a great photo display!
Front engine dragsters - the way it used to be.
This one is a "little" more contemporary.
Another view of the line of Mopars.
GDR sponsor Bogan Renfroe (standing), Ronnie Sox (L) and Phil Bonner (R).
What a variety of cars!
There was a wide variety of cars entered in the show on Saturday!
Nice '66 Chevelle.
Getting ready for the burnouts in the street!
Kenny Warren was shooting pics during the burnouts.
2002 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame member and outstanding photographer Jeff Tinsley.
Jack Redd put his Jack Approved sticker on Jeff Tinsley before the burnouts started.
Here we go. This one hooked up quickly.
This injected FED burns through the water.
A Challenger lighting the tires.
A nice Camaro smokes 'em.
How about a pickup truck?
This was one good looking Chevy II.
Not much smoke, but what a trip down memory lane.
A Vega doin' it.
A Chevelle gets in on the action.
This scooter was the crowd favorite up to this point. This guy even managed to get a little smoke!
Its time to get serious! Rick and Matt Stambaugh with their nostalgia dragster.
Matt steals the show with burnout #1.
Matt backs up and lays down another smoker! And as Bob Frey would say.....the crowd went wild.
Vickie and Joe Jacono after the burnouts.
A nice looking Dodge Charger leaves after the burnout show.
Have you ever seen a Mustang like this?
Nancy Wilson and her team put together a great evening of entertainment Saturday night. A 1950s theme and lots of fun!
Left to right: 2002 Hall of Fame inductee, Hoyt Grimes with Elaine and Tony Jape. Elaine is the widow of Julius Hughes, Jr. and she and her family were in Henderson to accept the 2003 Hall of Fame award for Julius.
Russell Henry's Tribute to the Drifters was great entertainment!
Reed Koeppe and Tangie Branstiter.
Julio Marra and Jack Redd.
Country singer Memphis also entertained.
Jack hamming it up with Russell Henry and guys.
Nancy Wilson decked out.
Hemi Fred Ristagno and Hubert Platt.
2nd and 3rd from left: Bruce Larson and Malcolm Durham.
The Pink Ladies.
The Pink Ladies.
Julius Hughes III (L) and Bogan Renfroe.
Larry Grimes and his father, Hoyt Grimes.
Nancy Wilson being put on the spot!
Jack Redd - again!
2002 Hall of Famer Hubert Platt (L) and Charles Wilson.
Dick Brannan (L) and 2003 Hall of Fame inductee FE Bob Fermier.
Malcolm Durham (facing camera), Dick Brannan (left - back to camera), Hubert Platt (middle - back to camera) and Mr. Ed Miles (right - back to camera).
Sunday at the Civic Center.
The Hemi Honker
Bob Rosetty's 'Cuda funny car.
Marco DeCesaris (L) and Reed Koeppe stand next to the recently located Cotton Picker.
U.S. ARMY/Don Schumacher Racing Top Fueler.
Sunday morning before the Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Sunday morning before the Hall of Fame Ceremony.
The Hall of Fame members prepare to enter the civic center.
The panel consisted of (left to right) Joel Thomas, Nancy Wilson, Jack Redd, Bob Wilberger and Julio Marra.
Jerry Baltes accepts his HOF plaque from Jack Redd.
Phil Bonner checks out his HOF plaque while Nancy Wilson looks on.
Malcolm Durham makes his HOF acceptance speech.
Bob Wilberger (R) presents FE Bob Fermier his HOF plaque.
Gene Altizer accepts his HOF plaque from Nancy Wilson as Jack Redd looks on.
Dave Hales accepts his HOF plaque from Nancy Wilson as Jack Redd looks on.
Fred Bear accepts his HOF plaque from Nancy Wilson.
Horace "Pork" Zartman accepts his HOF plaque from Nancy Wilson as Jack Redd looks on.
2003 Hall of Famer K. S. Pittman and the S & S Racing Team.
Joe Jacono accepts his HOF plaque.
Bruce Larson accepts his HOF plaque.
Jack Merkel accepts his HOF plaque.
Tom Raley accepts his HOF plaque.
Jack Olcott accepts his HOF plaque.
Mary Randall accepts Ed Sarkisian's HOF award.
Tom "Smoker" Smith accepts his HOF plaque.
Bill Stiles accepts his HOF plaque.
Joel Thomas accepts his HOF plaque.
Bobby Warren accepts his HOF plaque.
Kenny Warren accepts his HOF plaque.
Joe Carter accepts the Don Schumacher Racing plaque.
Elaine Jape (formerly Hughes) accepts the HOF plaque for her late husband, Julius Hughes, Jr.
Joel Naprstek of Race Car Art did a fine job with the artwork again this year.
Pork Zartman accepts Charlie Hill's posthumous Hall of Fame award from Nancy Wilson and Julio Marra.
Julio Marra presented the Al Sylvester Memorial Award in memory of Robert Brown. Accepting the award was Leroy Brown.
Julio Marra presented the Jungle Jim Memorial Award in memory of Dickie Harrell. Accepting the award was Tom Sneden.
Nancy Wilson closing the ceremony. Great job, Nancy!
Norman Dickerson is the Assistant Coordinator of the event. Norman is a great guy and one of the unsung heroes of this event. Thanks, Norman!
NoDee Simmons (L) and Hubert Platt.
Malcolm Durham (L) with ???? If you know, please tell me.
Joe Carter with the US ARMY Don Schumacher Racing Top Fueler.