Dragstalgia – this weekend

Posted on 12,Jul 2012 in Dragstalgia 14/07/12 - 15/07/12

Dragstalgia – this weekend
Clive Mechaell at Dragstalgia 2011

Clive Mechaell at Dragstalgia 2011

The second running of Santa Pod Raceway’s “Dragstalgia” nostalgia event is this weekend, click here for details.

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EUROPE’S FIRST DRAGSTER LIVES AGAIN

EUROPE’S FIRST DRAGSTER LIVES AGAIN


OK historians, log these details in your book of legends; the date – Sunday July 1st; the place – the workshop at Andy Robinson Race Cars in the UK; the time – 2030 hours local time. Those present – Andy Robinson, Bob Roberts, Martin Dunks and Brian Taylor, all of the Allard Chrysler Action Group. After a long day’s work and fuelled with methanol Sydney Allard’s 1961 Allard Chrysler dragster, owned by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, burst into life; the first time since 1964.

This historic occasion was recorded on video and we will release lots more info soon. For now enjoy www.youtube.com/watch?v=zosoe5-b9yo.

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Money Hungry at Dragstalgia

Money Hungry at Dragstalgia


Money Hungry will be in the historic vehicle display at Dragstalgia, Santa Pod, July 14/15. As this car, campaigned by Marshall Dickson Racing, was the initiator of the fairly short lived 1970s European Pro Stock class I see a memorable photo opportunity. How about Gunne Back, Peter Crane, John Dickson, Barry George, Gary Goggin, Liz Ledster, Roger Marshall, Kevin Pilling and Dave Stone with the car? Could be others too.
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Pro Stock Gathering at Dragstalgia

Pro Stock Gathering at Dragstalgia


UNIQUE 1970S PRO STOCK TEAM GATHERING AT DRAGSTALGIA

In the early 1970’s a handful of American Super Stock & Pro Stock cars were imported into the UK. Gary Goggin was already trouncing the opposition with his blue Corvette in Top Street but in 1972 Tony Dickson debuted his new car, a genuine U.S. built Super Stock 1967 Camaro, ‘Money Hungry’, which had rolled off the boat just a few days earlier. 1973 at the BDRHRA‘s April season opener at SPR saw the first ever Pro Stock Eliminator in the UK – in truth a mix of Pro Stock and Super Stock cars with some European hi-brids at first like Tender Trap and the Music Machine. The class lasted until the end of 1976 when small fields and high costs forced it to be merged with the Super Street class under the new banner of Top Modified.

Why are we telling you this? Well, if you are visiting Dragstalgia on July 15th this year then don’t forget your autograph book or copy of Crazy Horses. The reason, the British Drag Racing Hall Of Fame has managed to locate a majority of these early pioneers of Pro Stock racing who will be in attendance for the Sunday only at Santa Pod Raceway. The list so far is;

Gary Goggin, Kevin Pilling, Colin Mullan, John Dickson, Sam Connell, Peter Bennett, Peter Crane and Barry George This list keeps growing and who knows who will be turning up on the day. It will be the first time some of these pioneers have met up since the 1970s. If you know where other European Pro Stock drivers or team members are these days then contact Stu Bradbury of the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame britishDRHOF@aol.com. If you know where some of the cars are even more so. And what about Gunne Back? Does anyone know where he is these days?

Don’t miss out, it could be your only chance to meet these stars of the past and collect their autograph or have a chin wag.

For more info and pictures follow the thread on the forum here

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Dragstalgia 2012

Dragstalgia 2012


Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia, a weekend dedicated to drag racing, hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars, altereds, hot rods, american muscle and more.
There will be Championship Drag Racing and Run What Ya Brung sessions on the track along with the Fireforce Jet Car and 2 seater Dragster Rides. Off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cacklefest, Historic Car Display and much more.
For more info check out the SPR Dragstalgia Website

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