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.
The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) has announced a new operating structure to enhance its professionalism and organisational capabilities. It is in line with increased sponsorship and the need to become more involved in events and promotional activity.
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The Savill Court is an amazing Jacobean styled Manor near Windsor in Surrey and currently one of Southern England’s finest hotels with 140 rooms, beautiful grounds and full leisure club facilities. This is the chosen venue for the 2014 British Drag Racing Hall of Fame’s first Gala Awards Dinner in association with Beech Underwriting – an event marking fifty years since Sydney Allard organised the first British International Drag Racing Festival.
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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
The good news about the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) just keeps on coming. Bedford based American parts supplier US Automotive has announced that 2014 will see it continuing to support the BDRHoF as Primary Sponsor. Now in its ninth year, the US Automotive sponsorship joins that of Beech Underwriting, Power Race Graphics, Eurodragster.com Santa Pod Raceway, APIRA, York Raceway, PDRC, Santa Pod Racers Club and Shakespeare County Raceway. It is the financial lubrication that enables the BDRHoF to fulfil its function of honouring those who, through personal dedication, have made a marked difference to the sport’s development over the years.
My full gallery from this years Nostalgia Nationals are online now here.
Some pictures from the event can be viewed here.
My pictures galleries from a selection of meetings are now online. You can view them here
Here’s a fantastic aerial shot of the 1965 Drag festival at Blackbushe