2 Wheeled royalty comes to Dragstalgia on the 10th-12th July!

Posted on 5,Jun 2015

Ian Messenger burnout on PegasusDragstalgia has become a firm favourite for any drag racing fan, as for one weekend a year, we re-visit the wonder years of drag racing here at Santa Pod Raceway. The 2 wheeled fraternity always produces some truly iconic machines thanks to our good friends at the NSA, but this year really is one that motorbike fans will not want to miss. The NSA on track display alone boasts riders including John Hobbs (celebrating 50 years in racing incidentally), Jeff Byne, Pip Higham and Dave Clee, plus bikes that are respected as equally as the riders; The Hobbit, Olympus, Super Cyclops, Methamon, Shotgun, Orient Express  and more!

Joining the historic drag racing static display this year, we’re very pleased to announce, is none other than one of the icon’s of British drag racing – the supercharged double-engined Pegasus of Ian Messenger and Derek Chinn. This historic Norton powered bike was the last bearing the renowned Pegasus name. A replica of the original team bike, with a V-twin Vincent motor, was built some years back by Derek Chinn.  It can be seen on track this weekend ridden by Graham Martin, and it is aptly named “Pegasus Reborn”.

Pegasus, however, is not the only bike that will be leaving the National Motorcycle Museum for this weekend, as the museum are also loaning us TC Christenson’s incredible Hogslayer, a bike that was looked up to by probably all bike racers of it’s time! This double-engined Norton dominated at drag strips around the US in the 70’s as well as making some guest appearances in the UK and becoming the first bike to run below 9 seconds in Europe. We are honoured to have this piece of drag racing royalty at Dragstalgia this year and can’t thank our friends at the National Motorcycle Museum enough for making this display possible!

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To view the entry list, full line-up of attractions and to book tickets please see www.dragstalgia.co.uk

These are just a couple of the amazing collection of bikes that can usually be found in the National Motorcycle Museum which is recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world. To find out more and plan your visit, check out http://www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk/.

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