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The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) has launched a new on-line publication. It is called HOFtalk and is designed to improve communications with members and supporters of the BDRHoF. Its Editor is Simon Groves.

Simon has been a Drag Racing fanatic since 1970 when he attended his first race at Santa Pod Raceway. He joined the team at Shakespeare County Raceway in 2000, working as a member of the timing crew, club championship co-ordinator and marshalling.

In 2005 he became pit reporter, blog editor, points compiler and links editor at attending many events in the UK, across Europe and in the US. He also works with Dave Riswick of John Woolfe Racing, helping him archive items for his private drag racing museum in Bedford.

As a member of the BDRHoF Management Board, Simon’s duties will focus on Membership Liaison using HOFtalk as the focus of these new activities. Particularly he will be conducting interviews with members and others involved in the development of the sport since its early days in the UK so if you have any stories contact him at

The turn-page on-line turn-page version will be handled by Nigel Holland of Mantis Web who delivers the same service to the Allard Chrysler Action Group (ACAG) for its on-line publication ACAG Update. It is available via the link that follows.

BDRHoF Commerce and Marketing Director said, “For some time the BDRHoF Management Board has been planning to improve communication with inducted members, sponsors and supporters. We have been very conscious that, apart from the Induction Ceremony and getting together at Dragstalgia and the Gala Awards Dinner, we don’t keep Inductees, or our supporters, up to date with what is going on in any structured way. Not only that, it would be good to know what they are up to as well. BDRHoF Members like Steve Read, Barry Sheavills, Gary Page, Don Garlits and John Hobbs are still very much involved with drag racing but some others are now following different pursuits. We are pleased that Simon Groves has volunteered to edit and compile HOFtalk. He’ll have great fun tracking down these stories.”

 The Gala Awards Dinner

A few tickets are still available for the 2015 BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner being held at the Savill Court Hotel on November 21st.  Prices remain as last year at £60 per person. Corporate tables of 10 are available at £580. Room prices also remain as last year, £99 for double £79 for single including breakfast. Complimentary use of swimming pool, Sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi, and free car parking are also part of the package. For advance booking of tickets contact or telephone Stu Bradbury on 01933 279102.

 The Savill Court Hotel information

Room Bookings 01784 472000 Opening Times 8.30am-5.30pm Press Option #1. After 5.30pm Press Option #3 Reception. Don’t forget to mention the Hall of Fame dinner 21st November.