Friday, August 28, 2015

Lots of New Members Cars on the Website

Be sure to check out our Member Page at
We've recently added new photos of our Member's cars.  
There's some real beauties there.
Here's a couple to whet your appetite

And they are on display at our FACEBOOK Gallery as well.

Monday, February 2, 2015

GASSER MAGAZINE Winter 2015 Issue

Get ready - Winter 2015 Issue Coming to Your Mailbox Soon!!!!
Not subscribed to Gasser Magazine yet? Join the Mid America Willys Club by clicking: HERE

Monday, December 9, 2013


HOW TO GET YOUR CAR IN THE MAGAZINE: HOW TO GET YOUR CAR IN THE MAGAZINE: It's EASY.  Now that you're here, keep reading... “I can’t write,” he said after I asked him to submit an articl...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


ISSUE 124 is in the hands of the US Post Office!  

As of May 13, the current issue of GASSER Magazine was delivered to the main post office nearest our printer in Illinois.  It took me a couple of weeks longer than normal to get this issue out.  I hadn't planned on going to the emergency room because I couldn't breathe.  Thought it was allergies, nothing that mild, Congestive Heart Failure.  So I 'vacationed' in room 2362 of the 'Hospital Hotel'.  I wouldn't recommend it as a vacation spot, but it worked for me.   Recovery is way too slow and the meds way too many, but I do what the docs tell me--most of the time.  LOL  If I owe you a phone call, t-shirts or anything else, know that they're being handled...slowly but surely. 

Thanks to all who raved about the last issue.  This one is as good, or better, in my opinion than the last one.  Pam Carpenter wrote a GASSERGAL column, Gene Catoe wrote two articles, Tom Gearhart sent in some scrapbook photos of the early days, Ron Updike covered the Fall Dell Mar Nationals, and Ed Hoffman wrote about his PINKS ALL OUT experience.  Hot Rod Magazine's 65th Homecoming was superbly covered by Peter Gustaitis, Ron Upike and Vic Young.  

Race Director Don Moyer has set up our participation in two events you'll want to attend if you can.  The first is June 7-9 at Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, Wisconsin.  We're having a GASSER Nationals as part of the 5th Hunnert Car Heads Up.  The second is The “Gasser Appreciation Race” held as a part of the festivities at Summit Motorsports Park’s “Blue Suede Cruise”.

Renewal notices are going out today, May 14th.  

Thanks,  Ernest 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Gasser Reunion Postponed!

Unfortunately, Gasser Magazine regrets to inform you that the 2013 Gasser Reunion has been postponed! Beaver Springs Dragway has decided to make it their own event. Don Moyer, Race Director, is diligently looking for a new venue. Circumstance create possibilities and something viewed as a negative will in the end makes this event stronger!

Monday, January 28, 2013


Monday, January 28, 2013:  I uploaded the club's mailing list to our printer early this morning.  Word is that they will bag, label and deliver the issues to the USPS no later than tomorrow morning.

How the post office works is that the magazines are directed from their drop off point to an Area Distribution Center (ADC), then shipped to major cities, then to your local post office where your neighborhood mail carrier transports it and slides it into your mailbox.  Not even the postal gods can tell me when they'll be delivered.  "They'll be there when they get there," was the answer given without a smile.  LOL

I just wanted you to know that they were on their way.


Monday, January 21, 2013

WINTER 2013 ~ ISSUE 123

January 21st:  Issue 123 was uploaded to the printer before sunrise this morning.  It should take about two weeks before this issue is in the hands of the post office.  It's jam-packed with your event and car articles.  I couldn't get every contribution into this issue, but if yours didn't make it, you'll see it in the Spring issue.   This issue's contents include:

  • FROM YOUR EDITOR by Ernest McIntyre
  • A New Era for the EAST COAST GASSERS  by Dave Swiatek
  • 21st CALIFORNIA HOT ROD REUNION by Vic Young, So Cal Club Rep
  • MOONEYES XMAS PARTY by Vic Young, So Cal Club Rep
  • J.R. BLOOM:  Drag Racing Photographer by Ernest McIntyre
  • K.S. PITTMAN by J.R. Bloom
  • THE HAYMAKER by Wayne Stine
  • DREAMS DO COME TRUE by Derek Boyd
  • 1953 WILLYS by Steve Baldi
  • RED CARPET RUMBLE by Marc Augustine, Southern New England Club Rep
  • BUILDING THE ACME RACING COUPE ~ The Early Years by  Big Al Chernik
  • AMERICAN GASSER by John Shelton

My thanks to J.R. Bloom for his historic drag racing photos from both Lions and Beeline.  When you get your copy, see if you can figure out who the guys/cars are in the cover photo.  Judging by the Isky shirt in the foreground, this shot is either from '65 or '66.  1965 is my guess.

I'll give you a heads-up when this issue is in the hands of the USPS. Thanks!