The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame has a new website, courtesy of Peter Walters Race Design. The website address remains the same, www.britishdragracinghof.co.uk, and the previous website’s familiar features are maintained, but widely improved, and the site will now be home to the Hall of Fame’s magazine, HoFTalk, edited by Jerry Cookson.
The central figure throughout the website’s existence has been Hall of Fame Member Ian Messenger (Pegasus drag bike team). The first website was designed and built by a company owned by Ian’s son, Lee Messenger, and Ian himself carried out the site’s day-to-day management. When Lee advised that the website’s supporting system was being discontinued, and that he now has other business interests, the Hall of Fame’s directors placed the new design project in the hands of Peter Walters Race Design, already well known and respected within the drag racing community. Ian has continued to liaise with Peter Walters during the creative process and speaks appreciatively of the experience.
HoFTalk will now come as a steady stream of online articles and features, replacing its previous form as a twice-yearly compiled magazine which reflected its origin as a print publication. The first article is already in place, covering the return to these shores from America of the late Hall of Fame Member Brian Johnson’s record-setting Top Fuel Bike.
The Hall of Fame’s directors are delighted with the quality of the new website and are indebted to Peter Walters Race Design for its development and construction. They wish to express their gratitude to Lee Messenger for his work on the previous site and especially to Ian Messenger for his continuing supervision and management of both sites.