Interview with Rat Trap’s Brian Hope about Dragstalgia

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Photograph:Stuart Mitchell

 

With only a week to go before the biggest nostalgia drag racing event ever to be held in the UK I thought it would be cool to ask Rat Trap Racing’s Brian Hope a few questions.

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Allard Dragon under construction

A rare picture of a Allard Dragon has come up on the UKDRN forum.
If you know more then please visit the forum by clicking on the image below

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Lucas Oil Supports British Drag Racing Hall Of Fame

LOLucas Oil Products UK has become the latest company to support the 2014 British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner being held at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor Great Park on November 22nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dos Palmas dragster found.

After almost 40 years of looking, the 1964 British International Drag Fest Chevrolet Dos Palmas dragster driven by Bob Keith has been found and it is in pretty good shape.

Bob sold it to a UK consortium and returned the following year with the Courtesy Chevrolet Special that eventually ended up in Australia and has now been restored. After being raced in the UK by Bill Weichelt under the name Asmodeus, the 1964 Dos Palmas car was shipped back to the US by Bill but Bob has been unable to find it until now.

Ray Evernham, former crew chief to Jeff Gordon and famous NASCAR personality and host of Velocity TV’s “Americarna” recently acquired it. The photo shows it in his shop. It is in very good shape minus engine. Looks like a fairly simple restoration. So, hopefully, there will be two Bob Keith cars soon.

Bob says, “I sure do wish the guy will sell it back to me for a price I can afford. If not that’s OK. At least it has been saved and Ray will do a outstanding job of restoration. Please pass this bit of information on to all the guys in the UK that have tried to help me find the car over the years and thank them for me”.

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Gone to the Drags

Gone to the 21st NSRA Nostalgia Nationals at Shakespeare County Raceway.
See you there.
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Neil Townson back at Shakespeare County Raceway

I’m really looking to seeing this again the 21st NSRA Nostalgia Nationals.
Neil will be running as part of the 20 +car SuperCharged Outlaws group.

NT

Rockin’ Ramon at Shakespeare County Raceway

Rockin' Ramon

Rockin’ Ramon

Gasser Circus in big numbers at 21st NSRA Nostlagia Nationals

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The Gasser Circus have a very impressive line up of Gassers to add to all the other big classes at the 21st NSRA Nostalgia Nationals.
16 cars are confirmed so far and that includes the 3 new Gassers of Steve Lang,Ray Irish and Stephen Dixon.
The entries are..

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British Drag Racing HoF latest news.

HofTickets selling fast

Ticket sales for the BDRHoF Celebration Gala Awards Dinner being held at the Savill Court Hotel on November 22nd are selling fast. BDRHoF Chair Stu Bradbury reports that the 150 mark has already been passed. Obviously the recent announcement that Don Garlits and his family will be attending has increased the profile of the event considerably but many of the sport’s UK pioneers have booked their places, including those who have been inducted into the BDRHoF during the last nine years. Amongst these are Peter Crane; Glen, Tim and Robin Read; Geof Hauser; Brian Johnson; Gary Page; Barry Sheavills; John Hobbs; Roy Phelps, and Harold Bull who is 90 years old this year.

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