Russ Carpenter

Russ Carpenter is from Guildford, Surrey and started out in Drag Racing when he worked for a company fabricating and manufacturing diesel pile drivers.  Russ’s first racing experience was helping Tony Anderson with his Ford V6 engined dragster named ‘Trouble’ in 1969. But it was the Daimler Hemi where Russ’s mechanical skills flourished and it […]

Gerry Belton

The name Gerry Belton will be familiar to anyone who went along to the original DragFests of ’64 and ’65.  Gerry’s was one of the voices heard commentating at the meetings and the one on the Dragfest LP subsequently released. He really was in the thick of the action from the beginning, being the Allard […]

John Whitmore

John Whitmore was born in Leicester. He started his career as an electrician by getting a Silver Medal from the Electrical Contractors’ Association for coming in the top three in the UK in his exams. Work for industry gave John experience of constructing electrical systems using conduit, which would soon prove useful in racing. In […]

Dennis “Stormin” Norman

One of the true characters of British Drag Bike racing, Dennis originally started Sprinting back at the start of the 1960s, before moving on to the new world of Drag Racing. Being older than most of his fellow competitors, Dennis’s natural riding skills were put to good use at the end of WW2 as a […]

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits

Don ‘Big Daddy’ Garlits is the greatest and most successful drag racer by most measures and has introduced many technological changes that have had a game-changing influence on the overall direction of the sport. His sheer hard work and determination has set him apart. He was part of the wildly successful US team to visit […]