Special Legends Bench Racing Session at BDRHoF Gala

23.10.15

The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner has become an even bigger event so why not make a day of it? Thanks to Beech Underwriting, supported by US Automotive and Julie Braskett, the day will now include a Bench Racing Session featuring some of the most well-known and respected names in the world of drag racing talking about what it was like back in the day.

Those who have confirmed they will be taking part so far include Big Daddy Don Garlits, Rat Trap’s Ron Hope, Freight Train’s Bob Muravez (AKA Floyd Lippencotte Jnr), Funny Car Champion Bruce Larson, Blue Max Crew Chief ‘Waterbed’ Fred Miller, Norwegian drag racing pioneer Fred Larsen, the NHRA’s Eileen Daniels, TV Network broadcaster Jack Korpela and Top Fuel Bike champion Larry McBride.

The session will be captured on video and will take place in the Library at the Savill Court Hotel. It is due to start at 1.00pm Saturday November 21st but will be concluded by 3.00pm giving everyone ample time to get ready for the Gala Awards Dinner later that day. It will be free to entry with preference given to those attending the Gala Dinner, but space could be limited. Questions from the floor will be welcomed.

Also being filmed for the Quarter Mile Foundation’s Project 1320 TV series about the history of American drag racing and the performance parts industry will be several Europeans who can recall the early days of obtaining drag racing parts as the sport grew this side of the Atlantic. This will take place before lunch and those already down for interview include Roy Phelps, Barry Sheavills, Gary Page, Russ Carpenter, John Hobbs and Steve Trice.

Face-to-face press interviews are also being arranged for invited journalists. If you want to attend the Bench Racing Session then please contact Geoff@beechunderwriting.co.uk or telephone Stu Bradbury on 01933 279102.

For Face-to-Face Press Interviews and Further Press Information, Please Contact Robin Jackson robin@britishdragracinghof.co.uk Tel 01933 222917

 
The Gala Awards Dinner Details

Ticket prices for the 2015 BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner remain as last year at £60 per person. Corporate tables of 10 are available at £580. But the event is a sell out so if you want to go on the reserve list contact BritishDRHOF@aol.com 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. Discounted room prices also remain as last year, £99 for double £79 for single including breakfast. However it looks like we have used all the 80 reserved so prices may be higher now. Complimentary use of swimming pool, Sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi, and free car parking are also part of the package. There are plenty of other good quality hotels nearby.

 

The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame is sponsored by many businesses and associations. Without this support it could not exist. They are Beech Underwriting; U S Automotive; Santa Pod Racers Club; Flint Insurance; Pennine Drag Racing Club; Eurodragster.com; Avon Park International Racing Association; Shakespeare County Raceway; Santa Pod Raceway; York Raceway; Lucas Oil Products UK; Julie Braskett, MQQNEYES; International Organization of Professional Drivers, National Street Rod Association, Aptitude, Atlantic Fluid Tech Limited and Rat Trap Racing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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