Europe finest weekend

Okay not nostalgia but being a drag racing nut I just have to give credit to an incredible weekend for European drag racing.

At the four wides NHRA event Sweden’s Jonny Lindberg made the final of TAFC and lost because of bad shake caused by just a few bolts.

At the same event Sweden’s Jimmy Alund WON Pro Stock making him one of only a few overseas racers to ever win a NHRA wally.

And finally Ian King won the Xoticycle/Roaring Toyz Spring Nationals (Manufacturers Cup) at SGMP in the USA.
Ian took out Larry McBride and Chris Hand on the way and in the final ran a amazing 5.878 that that also gives him the final spot in the MTC 5 Second club.

Well done guys we’re proud of you all.

Detroit Spinner – Pic Of The Day

Detroit Spinner

Picture:Ray Archer

Todays picture is of the Detroit Spinner car that once belonged to Arthur Bonner and is now run by Nigel Taylor.

The car will be returning to the track this season running at the NSRA Nostalgia Nationals at Shakespeare County Raceway and Santa Pod Raceway’s “Dragstalgia” event in July.

Yuasa Batteries Back Allard Chrysler Dragster Project

Yuasa Tower red on whiteThe Allard Chrysler Action Group (ACAG) is pleased to announce that Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) Limited has joined the list of companies backing the restoration of Europe’s first dragster, Sydney Allard’s 1961 Allard Chrysler that is owned by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. The company is well known for its support of motor sport and is a global supplier of original equipment and aftermarket batteries.

Continue reading

For Britain & For The Hell Of It – Commuter

com-02As you may have read the Beaulieu motor museum is hosting a exhibition on British land speed attempt vehicles.
Included in the display is our very own commuter in stunning full LSR trim.

During the summer of 1970 the car was extensively modified from its quarter mile set up. On Saturday 3rd October 1970, Commuter, driven by Tony Densham, broke the official British Land Speed Record for a wheel driven vehicle when he achieved a two way average speed of 207.4 mph over the flying start km at Elvington, York. Today this record remains unbroken

Kev Roberts has kindly let me use some pictures on her on display.

Click here to see the images

http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/attractions/landspeed-story

The Sydney Allard Awards

Early this year the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame
(BDRHoF) announced the introduction of two new
annual BDRHoF Awards. These celebrate the
importance of the media in promoting our sport
along with the crucial role played by Sydney Allard
as the ‘Father of British Drag Racing’. The trophies
are sponsored by the Allard Motor Company
operated by Sydney’s son Alan and his grandson
Lloyd.

Continue reading