Nostalgia

Welcome to Nitro Hot Rods Magazine. We are glad you are here. In this section, we are going to cover all the Nostalgia Drag cars we can. One by one, we are going to get them all---the owner, the crew chief, and the crew. All the people that get the car to the track and make it perform.

I have always noticed that when I go to a race, no matter where it is or why it is there, the track and what goes on there is a separate world all unto its own. The feeling of being at a race, the excitement of talking to the people involved.

In my twisted way of thinking, this is a shining city of Nitro, it is NITROVILLE.

We will have the stories of what has happened with Nostalgia Nitro Racing; the news and the feeds of current news that is out there. We have pictures of a few of the great photographers like Sherm Porter, Ken Hughes… Dawn Wheeler, David John, Nitro Fester and… Hot Rod Jimmy.

Mike McIntire’s McAttack Nitro Funny Car

When I think about nostalgia funny car racing, the bright orange machine of Mike McIntire and family is always at or near the top of the pile. Born out of the love of...

The Glory Days…Revisited!

The recent Funny Car Chaos event at North Star Dragway in Denton, Texas may not have been the perfect example of the “Glory Days” of drag racing, but it came pretty...

Hop Up RPM Nationals

The 1st ever RPM NATIONALS, sponsored by Hop Up Magazine, PF Flyers, and Uppercut Deluxe is in the books…and by everyone in attendance a big hit, the start of an...

Hollywood Goes to the Darkside

By Hot Rod Jimmy – with Sherm Porter Kris Krabill, the vaunted 2016 champion in NFC cars, has made the move back into Nostalgia funny car racing. He is doing it...

26th NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion – Fuel

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter Rails, dragsters, pipe racks, oil derricks…whatever moniker you hang on these denizens of the asphalt, they are all here in search...

Nitro Nationals 2017 at Tulsa Raceway

Photos by Bob Snyder Qualifying Round 1 Qualifying Round 2 Round 1 Round 2 Finals Mendy Fry 5.62 over Adam Sorokin 5.75 top fuel Tera Graves in ‘One Bad...

NHRA Heritage Series Group 2 – Champions

Words and Photos by Sherm Porter The NHRA Heritage Series Group 2 Champions were crowned October 17 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, with strong competitors in all of the...

Rocky Mountain Nationals 2017

Words & Photos by Bob Snyder The Rocky Mountain Nationals held last weekend at Castrol Raceway was filled with action. Fifteen cars showed for the 6.90 Alky class...

The Sons of Nitro

By Hot Rod Jimmy In watching the events as they unfolded at the 2016 NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion, I was treated to, what I saw as, the progression of history in the...

25th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion

Nostalgia Eliminator 1 & 7.0 PRO Action Words & Photos by Sherm Porter With 30 entries in NE-1, as well as 38 entries in 7.0 PRO qualified, the action was fast...

IRGSE State of the State

Since coming to IRG Sports & Entertainment (IRGSE) as Vice Chairman of the Board of Managers and Chief Executive Officer, I have had the good fortune of welcoming...

‘Big Show’ vs. Nostalgia

Words by Brad Littlefield Whether you gravitate towards the ground-pounding “Big Show” entries driven by John Force or Ron Capps on the NHRA tour or you are more...

25th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion—NITRO

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter With 34 funny cars, 16 top fuel cars and 14 AA/FA entries on the grounds you knew this would be an event to remember-and they didn’t...

The Race of Gentlemen

Hosted by The Oilers CC/MC Words & Photos by Sherm Porter This event began 3 years ago, on the beach in Wildwood, NJ…when a couple of hot rodders, Stultz and Green...

GHRS 2016 Fun In the Sun Bracket Race

           Lucas Oil is the presenting sponsor along with associate presenter’s Strange Engineering and Drag Racing Edge for the GHRS 2016 Fun In the Sun bracket...

Rupert Wins California Hot Rod Reunion XXV

Written By Brad Littlefield  –  Images By Ginger Snyder Winners Circle Photo By Kim Fuller Jason Rupert finally scored a win at Auto Club Famoso Raceway...

Saturday Night Nitro – Famoso Raceway

Words and Photos by Sherm Porter Saturday Night Nitro took on a new and different look this year, with F/C, T/F and AA/FA entries running in the same 6.0...

Mike McIntire’s “McAttack” Update

By Jim Henry, Owner with Al Heisley I recently received a call from Mike McIntire bringing me up to speed on his dad’s health and to update me on their “McAttack”...