With just under a week to go before the British Drag Racing Hall Of Fame Gala and of course the visit of the king of drag racing, Don Garlits I thought it would be interesting to post a recording of the 1976 Santa Pod Springnationals. This was the second time Don raced in the UK and was also the first time we had a 8 car TF field and on top of that and Peter Crane ran the first 5 second pass.
The recording features all the top fuel action and plenty of interviews with many of the drivers including plenty with Big Daddy himself.
Although Don had problems with the car at this meeting he did come back in 1977 and won the meeting running a 6.17 at 232mph which was the fastest run in Europe at that time.
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Earlier this year, the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) announced two new awards to be presented at the Annual Gala Awards Event being held at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor Great Park on November 22nd. They celebrate the importance of the media in promoting drag racing along with the crucial role played by the late Sydney Allard as the ‘Father of British Drag Racing’. The new crystal trophies are sponsored by the Allard Motor Company operated by Sydney’s son Alan and his grandson Lloyd.
The BDRHoF Sydney Allard Awards are open to professionals and amateurs. Best Written Journalism is for to the writer of the best book, article or feature on British drag racing published in print or on-line during the 12-months ending July 2014. Best Photo Journalism is for the best photograph featuring British drag racing, either published in print or on-line during the 12 months ending July 2014, or remaining un-published.
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