The BDRHOF Benevolent Fund was established as a registered Charity to provide benefit people involved in Drag Racing who have need of financial support through injury, accident or financial circumstance, including organisations that operate in Drag Racing but also for the public benefit. So the money raised by donation goes back into the sport.
PLEASE NOTE: None of the proceeds goes to the BDRHoF, which is funded by separate sponsors.
In advance of the 2017 BDRHoF Gala Dinner to be held on Saturday 18th November at the Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey, fund raising opportunities have been gathering speed. During the day there will be sales, raffles and auctions of some eye-watering prizes, and this theme will be continued into 2018 with chances to win more fantastic items and contribute to the sport's own charity at the same time.
At the Beech Underwriting/BDRHoF Bench Racing session on 18th November at noon, when 16 legends from the sport will be regaling the 100 strong audience, a range of memorabilia will be for auction and sale.
The star auction prize is the very helmet worn by the late Raymond Beadle when he raced at Santa Pod Raceway from 1977 to 1980. Also for auction is a pewter tankard presented to Raymond for setting a new speed record of 221mph at his very first appearance in 1978, and a Skoal Bandit team shirt signed by Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme, who raced at SPR in September 1980.
For sale after the Bench Racing session will be signed copies of the books 'Six Seconds To Glory' by Don Prudhomme and 'Mongoose, The Life and Times of Tom McEwen' signed by the Snake and Mongoose themselves.
Also for sale are pistons signed by John Force and other goodies. Our grateful thanks to 'Waterbed' Fred Miller and Bob and Sharon Muravez for helping to source these items and get them signed.
Les Downey from Lucas Oil UK has very kindly agreed to raffle one of Lucas Oils remote controlled racing trucks (valued at over £300) at Saturday night's drinks reception. Tickets will be sold on the entrance to the drinks reception at £2.00 each in aid of the BDRHoF Benevolent Fund.
At the Gala Dinner, a silent auction will be held for an amazing prize worth £2,000 of two event tickets and Kalitta Motorsports VIP passes to the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway from 15 to 18 March 2018, including return flights from the UK to Orlando, seven day car hire plus up to £500 towards hotel costs booked through DialAFlight.
The opportunity to make a sealed bid is open to all attendees at the BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner, except Board members and advisers and BDRHoF Selection Panel members. The winning bidder must settle their bid no later than 48 hours following the Gala dinner.
And Kalitta Motorsports' major sponsor Mac Tools will be supplying a 3-Drawer Utility Cart worth over £1,000 which will be auctioned online courtesy of Eurodragster.com.
The auction commences next Monday, 6th November and concludes at the end of Sunday 12th November, with settlement due by end of 14th November.
Shipping to the UK has been kindly funded by USAutomotive and the winner may collect the Cart from USAutomotive's warehouse in Bedford, or alternatively it will be delivered to the winner provided they are based in the UK and carriage costs will be borne by the BDRHOF Benevolent Fund.
Stu Bradbury, trustee of the BDRHoF Benevolent Fund and Chairman of the BDRHoF said 'We are truly grateful to 'Waterbed' Fred, Bob and Sharon Muravez, Les Downey, DialAFlight and Mac Tools for making these incredible prizes available which will raise money for our Charity and benefit racers directly in the future'.
The BDRHoF 2017 Gala Awards Dinner is now SOLD OUT . On-going news about the Gala, sponsors and other events in which the BDRHoF is involved will be 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 and may be invited to apply for grants. Money raised will also go to the Air Ambulances local to UK drag racing tracks. All money raised by donation goes to charitable grants.