This year sees a special Induction Ceremony – that of British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Honorary Chairman Stu Bradbury. It had to be special because to protect the integrity of the selection process, the rules of the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame prevent those on the Selection Board and the Management Board from being inducted. But it was felt that in the case of Stu Bradbury we needed to break these rules and with the unanimous backing of both Boards, the Honorary International Ambassadors, ten randomly selected existing inducted members and our Benefactor Geoff Stilwell, Stu was presented with his Crystal Trophy along with a special certificate on the Santa Pod start line at the 2017 Dragstalgia Meeting.
Stu’s name joins those whose contributions to British drag racing are considered to have been extraordinary. The Induction Ceremonies normally take place at the BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner, this year being held at the historic Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge on November 18th when Drag Racing personalities and fans from around the world will celebrate the commitment shown by these, all-too-often, un-sung heroes and the influence they have had on drag racing. But Stu’s drag racing career was mainly anchored to the startline at Santa Pod and it was felt that lunch time on the Saturday of Dragstalgia 2017 was the right time and place for Stu’s special presentation because many of his friends would be attending.
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2017 Gala Awards Dinner
Reservations for the 2017 Gala Awards Dinner can now be taken by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 01933 279102. This year the tickets are priced competitively at £65.00 each and this includes a pre-dinner reception and table wine. The event always sells out well in advance, so if you would like to join us for the occasion we suggest you make your reservation sooner rather than later. On receiving your reservation you will be given the procedure to book rooms at the negotiated room rate that includes breakfast and VAT as well as parking.
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.