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.
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.
Interesting thread about the first drag racing Ford Pop in the UK is running on the forum. Click on the image to view
The 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.
I have finally updated the website with my images from 3 of last years drag racing meetings.
My images from The Open Sport Nationals and The NSRA Hot Rod Drags at Shakespeare County Raceway and also the National Finals from Santa Pod Raceway can be viewed by clicking here.
As 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
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
Does anybody know the whereabouts of the old Boss Cat – Master of Dark altered?
The ex owner is trying to track down the car if it’s still around? This shot was taken in 1996