Brian Taylor has informed me that the latest issue of the ACAG update is available now to view
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.
Since its launch in 2006, the BDRHoF has evolved around a panel of selectors and this was suffice when its role was limited and its activities few. But it has become clear that more time, effort and expertise is now required in the area of general management, so a BDRHoF Management Group has been created to handle these functions. This group consists of;
Roy Webb has just come across this little beauty that hasn’t seen the light of day for over 30 years.
For more info click here
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.
Sally B B17 comes to Santa Pod!
This year on Sunday July 13th, 70 years after the B17’s were being flown out of Podington, Bedfordshire on a regular basis, the “Sally B” B17 will be performing a flypast as a part of the Santa Pod Raceway’s Nostalgia Drag Racing event “Dragstalgia”; a fitting tribute to all those that fought and lost their lives during the wartime years. Continue reading
Santa Pod Raceway & US Automotive join forces for Dragstalgia 2014
Santa Pod Raceway are pleased to announce a new partnership for Dragstalgia 2014 with USAutomotive. The new partnership is a collaboration of one of the most prolific American Auto Parts suppliers in the UK and what is quickly becoming THE nostalgia event in Europe, a natural combination. The real winners from this new partnership is you, the fans, as between us, we’re bringing you something pretty special, fittingly from the USA. Continue reading
Dragstalgia returns on 11th-13th July 2014 and the latest addition to the bill is an authentic drive in cinema. Drive in your Classic, American or Hot Rod and enjoy screenings of a number of classic drag racing movies including Heart Like a Wheel – the Shirley Muldowney story, American Graffiti, Two-lane black top and more. We’re even showing what’s thought to be the first big screen viewing in the UK of the smash hit “Snake & Mongoose”, and what better way to watch it than on a Saturday evening surrounded by Hot Rods at the end of a hard days racing. Continue reading
A part of this years Dragstalgia event at Santa Pod Raceway will be The First Annual Willys Wars
It will be heads up, no brackets, no dial ins and no eliminations because prizes will be bragging rights only! The entry list is already huge and growing all the time.
For the current list of entries and more details follow the Dragstalgia event news page on the UKDRN forum by clicking on the image above.
Peter Willison made some professional audio recordings on the 14th April 1979 at SPR.
Thankfully some survived over timeand Peter’s very kindly sent me the recordings to share You can hear 5 Pro Comp runs from the likes of Liz Burn, Dave Page etc.
Check out the link on the bottom of the audio page.