BDR Hall of Fame 2016 Gala Room Bookings

24-SportsBarThe British Drag Racing Hall of Fame has announced that on-line booking of discounted rooms at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel is now available to those who have booked their place at the prestigious 2016 Gala, to be held on Saturday 19th November.

BDRHoF Chairman Stuart Bradbury said ‘We have been fortunate enough to secure rooms at the heavily discounted rates of £115 per night single, £125 double including full English breakfast and complimentary use of Sky Garden pool and Fitness Gym. We have had around fifty bookings already, so anyone attending the 2016 Gala will need to book their place soon. It will be a fantastic occasion which will build on last year’s Gala with some very special guests and iconic exhibits’.

Guests can access a special link at any time until 6th November, 2016 to book, modify, or cancel a reservation. The link will be sent to those who have made a Gala booking by contacting the BDRHoF by email at stuart@britishdragracinghof.co.uk or by telephone at 01933 279102.

The system will only allow guests to book bedrooms for 18th and 19th November. However if you wish to book bedrooms for a longer period of time, please kindly call Emily Banks or Julie Martel at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel on 0208 564 3356, and they will be able to assist you.

News about the Gala and other events will be published on the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame website, www.britishdragracinghof.co.uk, eurodragster and ukdrn.co.uk, the sport’s premier nostalgia drag racing web site in Europe.  The names of 2016’s inductees into the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame will be announced on these sites at Santa Pod Raceway’s Dragstalgia meeting, 15th-17th July. 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame’s founding and the admission of its first members. The Gala Awards Dinner was first presented in 2014.

 

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Don Garlits at the Festival of Speed

D.Garlits-SR1-Ocala,FL.cAfter his 65 years in drag racing, there can be few unusual new driving experiences left for Don Garlits to encounter. Yet history will be made four weeks from now when the sport’s greatest exponent comes to the Goodwood Festival Of Speed. Since the Festival’s inception in 1993, drag racers have from time to time pounded the tight asphalt confines of Goodwood House’s driveway. Now it’s as though they were simply preparing the ground for the arrival of the master himself.

DonGarlits-portraitGarlits is one of the few living motorsport legends yet to have graced the Festival. That omission was rectified last November by a personal invitation from Lord March during the Garlits family’s visit to London for Don’s induction into the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame. ‘Big Daddy’ is scheduled to pilot Swamp Rat 1B – perhaps classic drag racing’s pre-eminent competition machine, weed-burner headers and all – through burnout displays before the Festival’s huge audiences on each of its three days, Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June.

At 83 years of age, Garlits no longer races competitively but has by no means withdrawn from dragstrip activity. His current endeavour is a crack at the 200mph barrier in a battery-powered dragster. Garlits and his latest machine, Swamp Rat 37, already hold the world’s best speed mark for the electric standing quarter-mile, at 184mph, and the quest for 200 is described as a work in progress.

For further Festival Of Speed information, please visit www.goodwood.com

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Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride for BDR HoF ‘NIGHT OF STARS’

The news about the VIP guest list for the 2015 British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor Great Park, on November 21st 2015 just keeps on coming. Following on from announcements about the attendance of American drag racing legends Waterbed Fred Miller (Blue Max Funny Car), Bob Muravez (Freight Train dragster), Ron Hope (Rat Trap and Pure Hell Fuel Altereds) and Bruce Larson (former Funny Car Champion and current Nostalgia Funny Car campaigner), the BDRHoF is excited to confirm that 14-time Top Fuel Drag Bike Champion and world record holder Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride has booked his flights and tickets. You would have to go back to the 1970s to be in the company of so many American drag racing legends at a UK event

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Photos; Larry McBride

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