David Steele is the director of the American Hot Rod Foundation and will be attending the BDRHoF Gala in November. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, son of a factory worker at Chevrolet’s Tonawanda plant who restored, raced, and collected classic US Automobiles.
While working as a professional musician during the 1990s and 2000s, David began to seek out and interview early hot rodders and racers in the cities and towns that he toured. A chance 1996 encounter with early rodder, racer, and engine-builder Tommy Sparks introduced David to fellow pioneers and the American Hot Rod Foundation. Tommy mentored him on high-level restoration and maintenance.
David Steele is also a freelance automotive journalist, has judged national-concours-level shows and as a musician made many appearances on prime time TV.
Ongoing news about the Gala, sponsors and other events in which the BDRHoF is involved is regularly published on the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame website, www.britishdragracinghof.co.uk, www.eurodragster.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Limited is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales under no. 10387951 and whose registered office is at 39, Hatton Park Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 5AT.
The BDRHoF Benevolent Fund has been created as registered charity no. 1167197 and is run for racers or officials who through injury have fallen on hard times.