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.
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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 the future but needs help in the areas of press and sponsorship communication plus event planning and management. Robin has agreed to take on this task assisting Brian Taylor and myself”.
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 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.