I’m off to the NSRA Nostalgia Nationals now, I plan to post a few pictures and list some highlights on here Saturday night.
The weather forcast is looking much better now so why not take a trip to Shakey this weekend.
You can see the latest news from the event on the last page of the Nos Nats forum thread here.
NSRA Nostalgia Nationals entry list (16):
Gary Bird, Richard Colby, Mat Cooper, Ginner, Cliff Griffin, Jed Guy, Paul Hensher, Rick Hooper, Colin Millar, Michelle Mockford, Brian Nixon, Al O,Connor, Rob Stone, Spencer Tidswell, Steve Wells, Barry Woodford.
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Norm Wheeldon’s ‘Two Much’ twin engined slingshot dragster will be present at this weekend’s Nostalgia Nationals. Norm has had the car fired up at the weekend and it sounds real good; crisp and loud were the words used. There are a few more new parts and tyres invested for the weekend so watch out because ‘Too Much’ is on its way rockin and rollin’
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Street Gasser editor Nick Brooke Langham, aka Nogbad The Bad has been in touch with news about whose running at next weekend’s NSRA Nostalgia Nationals. So far there are 13 cars on the entry list with several new cars entered as well as the return of Hooligan ’57 Chevy Station Wagon or what’s left of it is now in the hands of Lou Noble and will be known from now on at the Nationals as Lou’s Cannon. Neil Harris has now acquired a ’33 Willys Coupe which now replaces his. The weekend will also see the return of an old favourite the Boston Brawler ’33 Willys now in the ownership of Steve Blomfield! This is the line up so far:
For updated information on the Nos Nats visot the forum here
Nogbad The Bad – Nervous Nick
Lou’s Cannon – Lou Noble
Roarin Rat – Ken Brookes
Green Onions – Ray Turner
Crowd Pleaser – John Gibson
Old Harper – Neil Harris
Honkin Tonkin – Jerry Denning & Lee Pike
Alchemist – Carl Frith
Whiplash – Martin Hallam
Horrid Henry – Mick Allen
Checkered Demon – Philip Nelson
Boston Brawler – Steve Blomfield
Aint Misbehavin – Sean Milson
With this years 19th annual edition of the NSRA Nostalgia Nationals just around the corner Alan Martin has kindly given us a sneaky preview of the design for the limited edition event clothing prior to next weekend’s NSRA Nostalgia Nationals. The shirt will be available in all the usual sizes (S,M,L,XL,XXL) as T shirts, long sleeved hoodies (zipped or otherwise), sweat shirts and Ladies V neck T shirts. Prices are £10 for T shirts, £25 for hoodies and £20 for sweat shirts (all prices are correct at publication time). Quantities are limited and there will be no repeat orders once sold. The official NSRA Nostalgia Nationals Ts go on sale Friday afternoon in the pit area opposite BB’s Catering.
For more Nos Nats news and to follow this years event follow the forum thread here
Here’s this years tasty Nostalgia Nationals flyer created by Claron Graphics
NSRA Nostalgia Nationals: 23/06/2012 – 24/06/2012
More than 200 show quality Street Rods and American Muscle Machines are expected to converge on the raceway for the 19th annual running of the Nostalgia Nationals co-ordinated by the National Street Rod Association in two action packed days of ‘street legal drag racing’ for pre ’73 high dollar hot rods and big block custom cars before the days of decimal.
The fifties was indeed the cornerstone for drag racing and it’s events like this and the Original Hot Rod Drags race in September which help to recreate the golden days of hot rodding on disused airfield’s and the dry lake beds.
Where else can you expect to see period Flathead roadsters and coupes, 200 mph blown methanol injected hot rods, ground thumping dragsters, big blocked Fiats and classic blown Willys Coupes? At the Original Hot Rod Drags of course!
Adding spice to the mix are the high riding gassers known as the ‘nose high marauders’ Gasser Circus featuring high riding ‘door cars’ from the 40s, 50s and 60s. Along for the ride will be the Custom Car magazine supported Flathead Meltdown Challenge where side valve engines still reign supreme and last, but certainly no means least, the full on power from the awesome Outlaw Anglia class will be here to entertain in a class dedicated to Dagenham’s finest ‘sit up and beg’ Anglias, Populars, Prefects and Fordsons
Within the ranks of the nostalgia world expect to see out and out racers in the Wild Bunch class; a class which runs front engined ‘slingshot’ dragster and altereds where straight six Jaguars rub shoulders with Buick ‘nailheads’ as well as all kinds of Fords, Chryslers and of course Chevy V8’s.
There will be a full trade village selling everything from T-shirts, books, DVDs, models and stickers. Evening entertainment includes bands and a disco both nights.
For full details check out the Shakey website here.