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.
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.
Never seen footage of this before.
Today picture of the day – John Powis – Henrys Revenge.
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There’s some great pictures being added daily to the forum like this one from Alan Hawkins. Click on image for more
Those 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 good news is that if you want to relive the complete event it has been encapsulated on a 90 minute DVD supported by the special 16 page A4 size Souvenir Programme. And if you could not attend then this will give you a flavour of what you missed.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Santa Pod Day has become a regular feature at the Main Event and is very popular with schools and colleges.
It has proven to be a very successful way of drag racing linking up with the established motor industry apprenticeship schemes.
Brian Taylor has been asked by Donna at Santa Pod to get a group of IMI Student Pit Tour Guides together again ready for Friday May 22nd at the Main Event.
This is usually a joint effort between the ACAG and the BDRHoF and SPR anticipate around 700 students this year.
The base will be the Mid Track VIP Centre unless otherwise informed between now and then. We anticipate the first tours starting at 10.30 am.
Contact email@example.com or telephone 01395 579733 if you want to be part of the team.
Here is the flyer for this years Mopar Euro Nationals.
As well as all the usual great stuff going on the event now hosts a round of the Gasser Circus.