ACAG Spring 2015 Update

 

Brian FC  smallIt’s been a 6-month’s gap but the Allard Chrysler Action Group has just published the Spring 2015 Issue of its online magazine ACAG Update.

The 44 pages cover the latest news about the Allard Chrysler dragster restoration and associated events, along with a big résumé of British Drag Racing Hall of Fame activities. There’s lots of exciting news under both headings. This link takes you to the turn-page magazine with the on-line version published by Nigel Holland of www.mantisweb.co.uk.

www.drceurope.co.uk/acag/mar2015

On the Allard Chrysler side of things, once we receive the replacement pistons things can move on a pace. With the BDRHoF story there are so many exciting announcements stacked up ready to blow your minds away when you read about them it will feel quite surreal. Be patient and all will be revealed.

British Drag Racing Hall Of Fame Announces Two New Backers

As we enter the 10th year of celebrating those who have been instrumental in establishing and growing the sport of drag racing in the UK, the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) is pleased to announce the addition of two new backers.

aptitude-logo The first of these is Aptitude; a Bedford-based full service digital agency that works with a range of companies across the UK. They are currently in the process of developing a new website for the BDRHoF that will offer website visitors an improved experience, as well as allowing them to access information on the go from their smartphones and tablets. Details about Aptitude can be found on www.aptitude.co.uk.

Managing Director of Aptitude, Lee Messenger says,

“During recent years the way we use and interact with websites has changed dramatically, which is why we’re working with BDRHoF to develop a fully-responsive website. The BDRHoF do great work and we are happy to be working with them.”

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Bubblegum Nostalgia AA/FC

Soon to hit the Santa Pod Raceway 1320 is this stunning Nitro burning Nostalgia funny car of Bob Glassup.
The car appeared at the Santa Pod Raceway 2014 dragstalgia event as a roller but will be ready for strip duty this time.
The paint scene has been designed by Darren West of PRG and I must say that I personally love the clean design and colour.
Richard Walters is currently working on the body while the motor is being assembled by Dave Gibbons. I just can’t wait.

Click on the image to visit the Xtreme Wheels Racing Facebook page or keep checking the ukdrn forum Dragstalgia page HERE for news about the event.

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Xtreme Wheels Racing Bubblegum Nostalgia AA/FC

 

 

Kool Kams Issue 1

One of the first UK Drag Racing publications was called Kool Kams.
I’ve posted the drag racing parts from Issue one on the ukdrn forum here

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Kool Kams Issue 1

MQQNEYES Sponsor 2015 Sydney Allard Awards.

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Photo; MQQNEYES. Shige left and Chico right with the MQQNEYES dragster

The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) is pleased to announce that the Sydney Allard Media Awards will again be presented at the BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner being held at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor Great Park on November 21st 2015 – the crystal trophies this year being sponsored by MQQNEYES.

Introduced in 2014, these awards pay tribute to the influence of journalists and photographers in the promotion of drag racing. The recipients of the award will not enter the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame as such, but their achievements will be honoured and their names entered as BDRHoF Special Award winners.

One  will be awarded to the writer of the best book, article, feature or blog on British drag racing published in print or on-line during the 12-months ending July 31st 2015.

The Chief Judge will again be Guy Loveridge, author, journalist, publisher, broadcaster and auctioneer as well as Chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

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Stu Bradbury on the start line at the Gatornationals

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Thanks to Roger Gorringe (Nitro Exposure) for the words and image

 

Stu Bradbury the Chairman of the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame can be seen in a white shirt on the start line of the Auto-Plus Raceway Gainesville as Sweden’s Jonnie Lindberg goes into stage during qualifying at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on Saturday 14th March. It was during the early eighties that Stu last remembers being on the start line at an NHRA event and today’s occasion added to Stu’s brilliant week in Florida. It was all suddenly arranged for Stu by Brit photojournalist Andy Willsheer as a surprise. Bradbury’s nice new BDRHoF apparel was duly decorated with many a black Goodyear freckle during his stay on the line alongside NHRA Chief Starter Mark Lyle during Saturday’s alcohol qualifying.

As I side note to Roger’s information and as I write this Jonnie’s currently number 1 qualifier with a 5.467 @ 268.71mph which is a new NHRA top speed record for the class. Well done Jonnie.

BDRHoF at The Gatornationals

Stu Bradbury, Chairman of The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame along with wife Bev, PR man Robin Jackson and Geoff Stilwell of Beech Underwriters were honoured guests of Don Garlits at the 2015 International Drag Racing Hall of Fame held on the 12th March in Gainesville, Florida. Stu was given the chance to explain the history of the BDRHoF to the large audience that contained many American legends of drag racing. After the ceremony most of the group were guests of the NHRA for the four day Gatornationals event held at the nearby Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

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Thanks to Roger Gorringe for the words and image

 

Sammy Miller World Ice Speed Record.

Never seen footage of this before.

Santa Pod Raceway Festival of Power

Just over 3 weeks left to the first big meeting of 2015 at Santa Pod Raceway.
Click on image for details.
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