Thanks to All

The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame has a barrowload of thanks to offer following the success of its Dragstalgia fund-raising Auction & Sale. First, thank you to Santa Pod Raceway, and especially to Dan Melrose and Max Frost, for the permission and the facilities without which the Auction could not have taken place. Then there are the donors who so kindly provided all the artefacts and memorabilia, chief among them artist Paul Whitehouse, always so generous donating paintings, Tony Morris and Dave Gibbons (TMC/RDR Performance Carburettors) who donated a print featuring the late Jon Morton, and Chris Goodale for his Goodale American Speedshop t-shirts. Jndia Erbacher autographed a rod and piston for the cause. Tony Thacker works wonders finding and sending materials from the USA, and USAutomotive ships them here. The Hall of Fame salutes these and all the other donors without whose generosity there would be nothing to auction or sell.

All Photos: Jerry Cookson

The display of historic trophies attracted much attention. The SEMA Trophy from 1963 was provided by the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and Matt Seamarks offered the 1980 World Finals Funny Car trophy. The Gosporteers Trophy was lent by its last winner, Stephanie Milam. The Hall of Fame thanks all three.

Then there are the many helpers who gave their time and energy before, during and even after the Dragstalgia weekend to ensure the success of the enterprise. And thanks, too, to for providing the event’s essential publicity. To all involved, the directors of the Hall of Fame offer their heartfelt gratitude.