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Maurice Takoor has found some 50 year old interesting stuff the bottom of a draw.
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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 email@example.com
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.
Dragstalgia has become a firm favourite for any drag racing fan, as for one weekend a year, we re-visit the wonder years of drag racing here at Santa Pod Raceway. The 2 wheeled fraternity always produces some truly iconic machines thanks to our good friends at the NSA, but this year really is one that motorbike fans will not want to miss. The NSA on track display alone boasts riders including John Hobbs (celebrating 50 years in racing incidentally), Jeff Byne, Pip Higham and Dave Clee, plus bikes that are respected as equally as the riders; The Hobbit, Olympus, Super Cyclops, Methamon, Shotgun, Orient Express and more!
Joining the historic drag racing static display this year, we’re very pleased to announce, is none other than one of the icon’s of British drag racing – the supercharged double-engined Pegasus of Ian Messenger and Derek Chinn. This historic Norton powered bike was the last bearing the renowned Pegasus name. A replica of the original team bike, with a V-twin Vincent motor, was built some years back by Derek Chinn. It can be seen on track this weekend ridden by Graham Martin, and it is aptly named “Pegasus Reborn”.