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.

Speed Demon Time Travels

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 car.
Bob plans to run some Wild Bunch and Super Pro next year starting at Easter as the car is now MSA eligible. They are also hoping to do some match racing and flame burns at Hockenheim.
I’m happy that Bob has got the car as it’s one of the niecest FED this side of the pond and I can’t wait to see it out next season.

Allan “Bootsie” Herridge


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.

One things for sure and that’s we will never stop missing him and we will never stop remembering him.

8 pages about Allan can be found here


Glacier Grenade to return to the strip


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