The Purple People Eater Dragster

This website is about the Purple People Eater dragster and the early hotrod scene in Ontario, Canada. Scroll down this page to view rare footage of the Stroker's dragster at Kohler Drag Strip in 1959!

"The early paint scheme of the dragster was purple just like the jackets we all wore. Every time the dragster was pushed to the line for a run, the announcer would play the Purple People Eater song." - Al Howlett

Video footage courtesy of Bob Drew

 

PPE Dragster

The dragster is currently under restoration

 

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Website built by Chris Howlett 2018 and was last updated on 5/17/2019 with the article Nitromethane 101