The NFAA in 2017

News from Laurie Gatehouse

It is hoped that we can put on a bigger collection of cars than last year and enhance the sometimes unpredictable short wheelbase mutants.
Many of you will know that Havoc is presently in the USA, fulfilling a dream for Nick, Rob and Scott, by taking on the US Fuel Altereds on their home tracks. We wish them well – try not to break anything guys.

2017 will be a huge year for the Gleadows Motor Psycho. It will mark 50 years of the family campaigning cars on the track, starting with a Ford Flathead V8 powered Pop, initially called The Mangler, before being re-named as Motor Pyscho. This year will see another itch being scratched as they will campaign with a new mill in the form of a blown 417 Donovan Hemi, fueled by Nitromethane, ex-The Mob. The chassis has been updated to suit and a 2 speed Lenco via an L & T clutch will put the increased power to the slicks. This has been a lifetime ambition of the Team and we wish them God speed, but only one lane at a time, if you would be so good….

Dave Grabham and family will field Freddy’s Revenge in the hunt for new PB’s, sporting a new look to the front end of the chassis, whilst keeping the paint scheme in its customary design and colours.
We hope to persuade Paul Watson with the ex-Clayton Round Rebel T to join the melee so, much to look forward to, see you at the track.

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My CHRR – final part.

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Pic of The Day – Simon Barlow -Team Orange Pop

Simon Barlow at Shakspeare County Raceway

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British Drag Racing Hall Of Fame Management Group Meets To Confirm Progress For 2014 Gala

BDRHoF at Savill Court croppedAt the end of April the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Management Group met at the Savill Court Hotel in Windsor Great Park – the venue for the Annual BDRHoF Gala Dinner being held on November 22nd. Chairman Stu Bradbury was joined by Robin Jackson (Press and Public Relations) and Brian Taylor (Commerce and Marketing). They were joined by Geoff Stilwell and Kaz Aston – both with extensive experience in organising prestigious events and promoting them via social media

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Latest issue of ACAG update available now.

ACAGBrian Taylor has informed me that the  latest issue of the ACAG update is available now to view


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New Structure For The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame

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;

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