This year see the 50th anniversary of the International drag festivals. Here’s Allan Herridge’s partner at the time John Harrison in his DD Atlantic dragster.
A few weeks ago I took a punt and brought some reel to reel tapes from ebay that where listed as drag racing.
I thought it would be cool to get something that hasn’t ever been heard in public before.
I got them for a half decent price and thankfully most of them they do contain old UK drag race meeting recordings.
I managed to borrow a reel to reel player from a old work college which is really cool and have started to digitize them.
There mixed quality but I think there great to listen to.
The first one is listed as Santa Pod Nationals meeting 1972 which must be the one below.
Today would have been Tony’s 71st birthday so I thought it would be nice to share this video I found of him on You Tube.
Skillfully Andy brings the car to a halt and was thankfully okay.
As regular visitors will see the ukdrn.co.uk forum has had a big facelift today.
The other style was out of date and many of the features weren’t working and not manageable any more
I also wanted better social media integration and a cleaner and more professional look.
This new style also has many new features including multiple file uploads so you can add more than one picture at a time and better resizing of images.
At the footer of the forum you can now see the latest posts and there is also a twitter feed and a list of links.
It might take a little time to get used to but I’m confident you’re all up for the task.