Special Guest For BDRHoF Gala

The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Linda Miller, daughter of Rocket Funny Car legend Slam’n Sammy Miller, will attend the BDRHoF Gala at the Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey on Saturday 23rd November. Linda has been eager to make the trip for a couple of years and has at last been able to reorganise her schedule to make it possible.

Europe became the beneficiary of the NHRA clampdown on rocket-propelled vehicles and Santa Pod Raceway’s fans in particular took Sammy Miller to their collective hearts. He made his UK debut in the Vanishing Point Vega in 1978 and ran the first four-second and 300mph passes outside the USA in 1978 and 1979

Although she never saw her father race the cars which made Sammy such a legend in the UK Linda remembers him as a great father, cooking food his children loved, watching the movies they chose, and doing anything to make the ones he loved happy. And when they weren’t happy he was able to bring a smile back to their face with his inimitable Donald Duck impressions.

Linda was thirteen when Sammy was taken from us and she strives to keep his memory alive, helped by his many fans. Linda is very much looking forward to meeting some of those fans first-hand in November.

The 2018 Gala Awards Dinner is almost sold out but you can make a reservation by email at or by telephone at 01933 279102. Tickets which include table wine are priced competitively at £70.00 each. The rates for hotel rooms are £115.00 for double rooms and £94.00 single which includes breakfast and VAT as well as parking. On receiving your reservation you will be given the procedure to book rooms.