Tickets for BDRHoF Bench Racing Going Quickly

Beech Underwriting Agencies, major sponsorship partner of the BDRHoF has announced that tickets for the Bench Racing session, to be held from 1pm to 3pm on 19th November at the Atlantic Suite at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow are selling quickly.

Beech Underwriting Agencies managing director Geoff Stilwell said ‘There has been tremendous demand and there are not many places left. We have over 50 already reserved out of a capacity of 100, so potential attendees need to get in touch as soon as possible to make sure they have a seat’.

Last year’s Bench Racing session was a major feature of the day with many of the personalities present telling their stories and anecdotes as well as their current views on the sport. This year’s fantastic line-up is bound to move the session to a new level.

The official list of panel members at the Bench Racing session is:

From Great Britain:

Dennis Priddle – “Mr. Six” – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car legend

From USA:

Don Schumacher – Former Funny Car star, now NHRA’s premier team owner

Paula MurphyMiss STP, Funny Car star and round-the-world driver

Carl Olson – Former Top Fuel star; ex-NHRA Vice President; founding President, FIA Drag Racing Commission

Graham Light – NHRA Senior Vice-President, Racing Operations; President, FIA Drag Racing Commission

Harry Hibler – Former publisher, Hot Rod Magazine and other Petersen publications

‘Waterbed’ Fred Miller – Co-crewchief, Raymond Beadle’s Blue Max Funny Car

Bob Muravez – alias ‘Floyd Lippencotte Jr.’, renowned driver of John Peters’ Freight Train twin-engined Top Gas Dragster

Ron Hope – Owner/Driver, Rat Trap Fuel Altered

Tony Thacker – Ex-editor, Custom Car magazine; former Director, NHRA Motorsports Museum

The Bench Racing session will be hosted by:

Bob McClurg – Distinguished US Drag Racing photo-journalist and author

The BDRHoF is also offering the press the opportunity for individual interviews with panel members during the morning of 19 November before the Bench Racing session. There will also be a unique chance to mix with legends socially before, during and after the Gala Dinner being held on the same evening.

You can reserve your place for the BDRHoF Bench Racing session by sending an email to to enable your place to be registered and confirmed. Admission will be by ticket only.

 2016 Gala Award Tickets

Ticket prices for the 2016 BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner remain unchanged at £60 per person. Corporate tables of 10 are available at £580. To reserve tickets please email or telephone Stu Bradbury on 01933 279102.

 Sheraton Skyline Hotel information

BDRHoF Gala guests are eligible for a special hotel room rate via an exclusive online reservation link. Details will be supplied with Gala ticket applications as above. Discounted room prices are £115 per night single, £125 double, and include full English breakfast and complimentary use of Sky Garden pool and Fitness Gym. Car parking will be available on-site for £8 per night. The Sheraton Skyline Hotel is situated on the A4 Bath Road on Heathrow Airport’s northern perimeter and hotel information is available online at