'Waterbed' Fred Miller returns to BDRHoF Gala

The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame has announced that ‘Waterbed’ Fred Miller, part of the team behind Raymond Beadle’s three consecutive NHRA Funny Car championships in the legendary Blue Max Mustang, will be attending the BDRHoF Gala to be held at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow, on 19th November 2016. Along with many drag racing personalities from the UK, he joins a growing band of BDRHoF supporters from the USA including Don Schumacher, Paula Murphy, Eileen Daniels, Traci Hrudka, Donna Garlits, Ron Hope, Harry Hibler, Carl Olson and Bob Muravez.

Waterbed’ Fred Miller is one of the most respected tuners in drag racing. During his time in the sport, he and the Blue Max driver Raymond Beadle raced over 100 dates a year including both US championship tours.

He travelled with Raymond Beadle and the Blue Max Funny Car Team during the visits made to Santa Pod Raceway in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Now retired, he served four years as Motorsports Manager for Zantrex and StriVectin, sponsors of Dave Grubnic’s dragster.

Fred Miller said ‘It’s a great privilege to attend the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala after such an enjoyable day last year. I look forward to telling some more of the stories about my racing exploits with Raymond, Dale Emery and Dee Gantt, touring the US and making many passes to thrill the fans. I’ve had a great life in racing and met some super people.’

BDRHoF chair Stu Bradbury said ‘It’s really special for Waterbed Fred to return, he’s has been a great supporter of the BDRHoF and has an absolute ball telling stories of those times where racing life was both busy and fun’.

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.

News about the Gala and other events will be published on the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame website,, and at, the sport’s premier website in Europe. The names of 2016’s inductees into the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame will be announced on these sites during Santa Pod Raceway’s Dragstalgia meeting, 15th-17th July. 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame’s founding and the admission of its first members. The Gala Awards Dinner was first presented in 2014.