Bob Hawkins is now the new owner of Vic Hammonds tasty Speed Demon dragster. David Williams of Wild Bunch fame has made up some nice new tin work for the car which will be the same as the Time Traveller … Continue reading
Please sign this petition, it will only take you 2 mins. The London motor museum is in danger. They are a registered ‘community interest company’ and have had exemption from business rates by Hillingdon Borough Council. Recent rates of £130k … Continue reading
Sammy Miller blows out the windows of the control tower at Santa Pod Raceway
Robin Jackson, MSA British Drag Racing Championship Public Relations Officer will be joining the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Board of Selectors. BDRHoF Chairman Stu Bradbury said, “The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame has great plans for … Continue reading
30 years today we lost Bootsie.
It’s hard to say anything that hasn’t already been said about Bootsie but going by the amount of people I still continually meet that have told me that Allan built this for me or Allan done that for me I guess we will never fully appreciate how much he did for other drag racers and the sport in general.
The fantastic news is out that Russ and Andrew Carpenter are to return to the strip with the Glacier Grenade dragster with Andrew driving.
Russ is one of the true UK drag racing engineering giants and the performances he got from this car were then and still are incredible today.
Of course Andrew “slim” Carpenter has a huge amount to learn but it will be a real honour and pleasure watching this team out again.
Obliviously a return to racing isn’t cheap so if anyone wishes to support (Nitro etc) one of the greatest pieces of UK drag racing machinery ever built then you can contact Andrew through this website.
Andrew has also kindly promised to keep ukdrn updated of news on the return
Nick Pettitt of Time Travel DVD fame has been lent some video tapes to sort through from John Hunt of Drag Racing Nuts and Golddigger fame. Here is a some action from the Santa Pod Raceway Big Go in 1982
Today’s shot of the day is of Doc Stingers stunning nostalgia funny car.
The time has come again for me to ask for your kind support for the ukdrn website by purchasing a 2014 calendar.
Not only do you get to keep your favorite nostalgia website running and advert free but you also get a great calendar with all major the 2014 race dates on it.
This year I’m also offering a wall version of the calendar although of course it’s more expensive.
As always postage and shipping is free.
Thanks for your continued support everyone.