The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) has launched a new on-line publication. It is called HOFtalk and is designed to improve communications with members and supporters of the BDRHoF. Its Editor is Simon Groves.
Simon has been a drag racing fanatic since 1970 when he attended his first race at Santa Pod Raceway. He joined the team at Shakespeare County Raceway in 2000, working as a member of the timing crew, club championship co-ordinator and marshalling.
In 2005 he became pit reporter, blog editor, points compiler and links editor at Eurodragster attending many events in the UK, across Europe and in the US. He also works with Dave Riswick of John Woolfe Racing, helping him archive items for his private drag racing museum in Bedford.
As a member of the BDRHoF Management Board, Simon’s duties will focus on Membership Liaison using HOFtalk as the focus of these new activities. Particularly he will be conducting interviews with members and others involved in the development of the sport since its early days in the UK so if you have any stories contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only 3 days to go for this years event.
Always a great event plus 11 Pro Mods and the Gasser Circus should make this years event a classic.
A selection of images from this years event can now be viewed on the ukdrn forum here
With dragstalgia only days away and with many people reminiscing about the old days I thought it would be interesting to post some interesting audio recordings made by Frank Wareham (the voice of Geronimo)
The consisted of Frank Wareham, John Siggery, Colin Calverley and David Gittings, Michael “Tik” Tickner who built the car and very kindly sent me the recordings.
Geronimo was an amazing dragster . It was a regular winner in Top Dragster and often took on and beat the AA fuel dragsters of the day.
These recordings not only offer a an unique insight in running the dragster back then when everything was a learning process but they also give up a listen to what was going on back then.
This is part one of a recording made at Santa Pod in 1969.