YORK SPRINGS -- The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Spring Open House will be held Saturday and Sunday.
The drag-racing section will present a new display of legendary drag-racing vehicles, along with the dedication of memorial blocks for Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, Ken Montgomery, Sr. and Ron Wallace.
Jenkins was a well-known pro-stock driver and was the mechanic on the Grumpy's Toy entries out of Malvern. Montgomery was known for his Mopar "555" entries in super-stock eliminator competition. Wallace was the owner/operator of the South Mountain Dragway.
Among the vehicles on display will be the Revelleader funny car of Mickey Thompson, the "bubble gum" AA gas dragster of D.A. Santucci and the Jenkins '65 Plymouth "Black Arrow" that carried Jenkins to his first major win at the 1965 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Also set to appear are a vintage top fuel Harley Davidson motorcycle, a junior dragster display and additional drag racing entries.
Dick Berggren, a motorsports announcer and magazine editor, will also be on hand, while Barbara Santucci will pay tribute to her late husband. Ed Hedrick and Larry Lombardo, who drove for Jenkins, will pay tribute to their late boss. The Montgomery family will dedicate a Ken Montgomery display and the Wallace family will dedicate a Ron Wallace area. Daughter Susan Jenkins will dedicate her father's display, all in the Memorial Display Case of the drag-racing section.
Activities start at 11 a.m. Saturday. A thunder start-up of several race cars will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday on the outside plaza to culminate the day's activities.