John Bennett

John Bennett joined the British Hot Rod Association in August 1962 and the following month turned up at the BHRA’s first get together with the most radically customised vehicle of the meet, a 1954 Austin A70 pick-up fitted with a Ford Zephyr grille, twin headlamps and reshaped metalwork all carried out at his Spa Engineering […]

Dave Grady

There can have been few people who have generated so much enthusiasm, or given the opportunity to so many to involve themselves in drag racing during his time in the sport. Dave Grady had such an infectious enthusiasm for participating in, organising and promoting drag racing that it was impossible not to be swept along […]

Rune Fjeld

Norwegian Rune Fjeld first raced in England in September 1978 running his Donovan powered, Pinto bodied Pro Comp Funny Car at Snetterton and the following weekend entering the International Meeting at Santa Pod where he qualified #2 in an eight car field. He made it to the final during eliminations but had to sit and […]

Alf Hagon

Alf Hagon began his racing career on grass track bikes. His first competition machine was a 1933 350cc Rudge that he used for grass track racing in the summer, trials in the winter, and for road racing when Brands Hatch had been surfaced in 1950. His first sprint was at Trent Park in 1949, again […]

The Murty Family

Stephen Murty was one of a band of keen motorcycle sprinters from the Calder Valley area of Yorkshire. Early drag racing ventures saw Steve progress to a crazy Hillman Imp engined two-wheeler contesting Competition Bike at Santa Pod in the very early seventies. The drag racing bug had bitten deep, but that brought about a […]