Canadian drag racing history event > April 10 at Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum….Dragstrip Memories will be returning to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum next month, presenting the largest collection of historic drag racing cars and memorabilia in Canada.

Tony Hayes & Rob Potter

The vintage Warbirds of the museum will be relocated in the large hangar to present some of the most outstanding cars in this country. Along with the Northern Warrior Jet Dragster, John Reid’s AA/GS ’33 Willys Gasser, and Jack Brohman’s Pro Modified Camaro, the show will feature other nostalgia and contemporary race cars, including front-engined dragsters, Pro Modifieds, several period Gassers, and a gaggle of Stockers and Super Stockers. Legend Barry Poole will be on hand with his Pro Stock Comet signing autographs.

There will also be club displays at the show from the Hamilton-based Road Runners and Rod Masters plus the East London Timing Association. There will be well more than 50 performance race cars for viewing.

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. There will also be movies and videos of drag racing, photos, magazines, and automotive art.

This year’s show will be held Sunday, April 10, 2022, with doors to open at 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Canadian Warplane 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.

For more information contact event organizers: Rob Potter at or Tony Hayes at

Posted by Tim Miller and Bruce Mehlenbacher