Bob McClurg Book Signing at BDRHoF Gala

The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame has announced that legendary US motoring and drag racing journalist and writer Bob McClurg will be holding a signing session for a limited number of copies of his most acclaimed book on the sport at the event, to be held at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel at Heathrow on 19th November 2016.

His book Diggers, Funnies, Gassers, and Altereds: Drag Racing’s Golden Age documents the 1960s and 1970s when drag racing evolved from a grass roots effort to a full-blown professional motorsport. With more than 350 colour and black and white photos, this book is an exciting visual history of the Golden Era of drag racing. The paperback book will be offered at a price of £20 (compared with a RRP of £30.83). One reviewer described it as ‘a must have for your coffee table’ and another ‘if you only own one vintage drag book, this is the one to have’. The out-of-print hardback edition sells between collectors for as much as $300.

Bob McClurg who has been active in the sport for almost 50 years and interviewed all the legendary racers will be hosting the BDRHoF Bench Racing session sponsored by Beech Underwriting Agencies will take place from 1pm to 3pm on 19th November at the Atlantic Suite at the Sheraton Skyline Heathrow. Admission will be by ticket only. You can apply for tickets by sending an email to to enable your place to be registered and confirmed. Less than fifty tickets are available so you will need to be quick to secure a place.

 2016 Gala Award Tickets

Ticket prices for the 2016 BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner remain unchanged at £60 per person. Corporate tables of 10 are available at £580. To reserve tickets please email or telephone Stu Bradbury on 01933 279102.

 Sheraton Skyline Hotel information

BDRHoF Gala guests are eligible for a special hotel room rate via an exclusive online reservation link. Details will be supplied with Gala ticket applications as above. Discounted room prices are £115 per night single, £125 double, and include full English breakfast and complimentary use of Sky Garden pool and Fitness Gym. Car parking will be available on-site for £8 per night. The Sheraton Skyline Hotel is situated on the A4 Bath Road on Heathrow Airport’s northern perimeter.