New England Hot Rod Reunion Introduced

Nov 7, 2012

The Wally Park NHRA Motorsports Museum will host the inaugural New England NHRA Hot Rod Reunion Sept. 12-14, 2013 at the New England Dragway in Epping, N.H.

Designed to be one of the largest gatherings of vintage drag racers and hot rodders in the Northeastern region, the family-friendly reunion is a three-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm, according to a NHRA Museum press release.

“All of us at New England Dragway are thrilled about hosting the Museum’s Hot Rod Reunion in 2013,” said Joe Lombardo, New England Dragway general manager. “It is without a doubt the most prestigious nostalgia event in the country, and we’re honored to be chosen as the third location for this prestigious event.”

New England drag racer Jimmy King of Rhode Island was named grand marshal of the Hot Rod Reunion. Notable event attractions include the Show ‘N Shine area, which will feature hundreds of hot rods, customs and collectable cars, and the Cacklefest show, an event inspired by the 1950s and ’60s where dozens of nitro-burning historic, front-engine dragsters and other classic cars are fired up on a drag strip, the release stated.

Tickets for the event will be available starting May 9, 2013 on NHRA’s ticketing website.