Mark Stratton’s twin engined powered dragster in action.

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BDRHoF 2014 Gala Dinner Souvenir programmes now available

Booklet ArtworkThose who attended the 2014 British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner in November will have many great memories of a fantastic evening. The complete evening was encapsulated in the special 16 page A4 size Souvenir Programme that all those present received as part of their table pack.

In full colour, the publication was sponsored by Custom Car Magazine and the front cover reflected the look of early copies of the publication. Designed by Power Race Graphics it features full details of all inductee citations and the other awards presented on this unforgettable night.

The BDRHoF is pleased to announce that a limited number of copies are now available for sale to those not able to attend the event.

It is priced at £10.00 per copy plus postage and packing. Full details are available from

or from Stu Bradbury on Tel 01933 279102

Roy Webb’s Velocette

Roy Webb’s has been having anther dig around and with Colin Fallows doing another fantastic job on the restore we now have another great looking bike back in action.

It’s a Velocette that apparently has held some records, it runs nitro through a fuel injection system
If anybody has any more info then please let us know.

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Allan Herridge in Pulsation


Tears and cheers at the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala Awards dinner.

In the company of royalty and the nobility, tears, cheers and standing ovations were in order at the 9th Annual British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner held on November 22nd 2014. Four British drag racing personalities were joined by American legend Don Garlits and, in a sometimes emotional ceremony they were inducted as members of the Hall of Fame for their services to the sport









The 2014 Award winners and the trophies; L-R Jon Spoard – Sydney Allard Trophy for Photo Journalism, Gerry Belton- 2014 BDRHoF Inductee, Russ Carpenter- 2014 BDRHoF Inductee, Don Garlits – 2014 BDRHoF Inductee and winner of Lucas Oil Global Achievement Award, Stu Bradbury – Chairman of BDRHoF, John Whitmore – 2014 BDRHoF Inductee, Dennis Norman – 2014 BDRHoF Inductee, Nick Brooke-Langham – Sydney Allard Trophy for Written Journalism.

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Don Garlits receives new lucas oil global achievement award


Image:Keith Lee

Saturday November 22nd 2014 marked a new award presented at the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Awards Celebration Gala Dinner held in Windsor Great Park – the Lucas Oil Global Achievement Award. In a very emotional ceremony, it was presented to American drag racing legend Don Garlits by Her Royal Highness Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia and Serbia along with Managing Director and Director of European Operations for Lucas Oil Products UK – Les Downey. Messages from American drag racer Bob Keith, Ambassador Barzun at the Embassy of the United States of America in Grosvenor Square, London and legendary British drag racer Clive Skilton (now resident in California) all showed just how much Don is loved and respected.

The crystal trophy will not be presented every year and a unique aspect of it is the inscription ‘In memory of Pat Garlits’ on the base – something that will be engraved each time the award is presented in future years. It is a tribute to Don’s wife Pat who passed away earlier this year, and as such marks the role played by all family members associated with drag racing. Without their support it could not happen.

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1976 Springnationals Audio Recording – Don Garlits.

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.

don Garlits

Herridge and Beadle Brothers – Motivation.

A cracking and very  rare colour shot of the stunning Herridge and Beadle Brothers “Motivation” sitting alongside John Harrison’s Jynx.

Built in 1968 to NHRA Junior Fueller specs and fitted with a state of the art 138 inch chassis that had been fitted with a nitro injected 301 Chevy.

The Chevy had power-pack heads, Chet Herbert cam kit, Hilborn injection set for 40% nitro, Jahns forged pistons, Grant rings and Mr Gasket roller rockers.

Allan won the 1968  championship with this car and run the first nine second junior pass outside the USA.



Image from Jennifer Beadle.

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