TIME TRAVEL Drag Racing DVDs are a mixture of cine film, video footage and stills taken by amateur photographers at British Drag Races from the 60s to the early 90s, combined with informative narration. You won’t see computer graphics, trick photography or hear stereo sound, but if you want to see what was happening during the first thirty years of British Drag Racing through the lenses of fans and racers who were lucky enough to witness and record the events, you will enjoy TIME TRAVEL Drag Racing DVDs...

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TIME TRAVEL 1 begins with some slides from the 2nd International Drag Festival at Blackbushe 1965, then some more slides taken at Santa Pod in 1966,’67 & ‘68, including the two visits by the American Commando Drag Racing Team. There’s cine film from the 1967 Drag Racing Championship meeting at Santa Pod in August including Super Eliminator winner Dave Riswick driving Hustler, Top Eliminator winner Alan Ing driving the works Allard Dragon and the first full runs by the beautiful Commuter AA/Fueler getting down to a 9.1 in the capable hands of Tony Densham.Other cars featured include Hemini, Motorvation, Stagecoach, Wombat, Stripduster, Bazooka, Megalomania, Jago’s T, etc... Also Alf Hagon shows us how a drag bike run should look with some smoky runs on his mighty J.A.P. There’s more cine footage taken in September 1967 at Santa Pod when a team of cars from Ramstein, Germany came over. It rained all day but the racing continued with cars splashing through the Santa Pod puddles. There’s a shot of Ian Demain getting very outashape in his Mustang Zodiac and a rare shot of Jack Daly on his rocket powered Go-Kart. Finally more cine film from the 1968 Easter meeting at Santa Pod which saw the first runs by the Tudor Rose AA/Fueler, and Bill Satterly in the original Bill Thomas/Dick Harrell Chevy Two Funny Car and the 1968 Drag Racing Championships featuring 8 second tyre smoking match racing between Commuter and Tudor Rose, plus Gold Rush, Invader, Good Vibrations, and the Wheelie Stingray etc etc...

Run time 53 mins

TIME TRAVEL 2 is made up mainly of slides with a short piece of cine film at the end. Starting off with some slides from Woodvale in 1964 and ‘65, at the 1st and 2nd International Drag Festivals looking at both the American visiters and the British machines. Then on to Santa Pod for the first Drag Race to be held there on Easter Monday 1966 when 15 dragsters turned up including Stripduster, Bazooka, and the Turner Ford. More meetings in ‘66 saw the emergence of competition altereds including Liquidator and Juggernaught . Yet more slides from Santa Pod in 1967 include Commuter, High Fever, Slo-mo-shun, Opus One, Orange Crate, etc. etc.... Onto 1968 and some more slides from Santa Pod combined with some cine film featuring Houndog, Weekend Warrior, Geronimo, Limelight, Allard/Skilton, Tudor Rose, Joe Copp’s ‘57 Chevy, Gold Rush, etc, etc...

Run time 73 mins

TIME TRAVEL 3 begins with some slides and cine film taken at Santa Pod in 1969, featuring Commuter, Slo-mo-shun, Whistler, Anomalous, Invader, Turtle T, Malibu Express, etc..Then some cine film from 1969 at Woodvale including a matchup between Clive Skilton in Revolution and Walt Ithell in his twin engined slingshot Aggrevation plus some altered action with High Fever and Shutdown. Then some slides from 1970/’71 and ‘72, followed by some more cine film taken at Santa Pod in 1974 and ‘75 including Panic, Snoopy, Zider Rider, Tender Trap, Al’s Gasser and Dale Emery in the Chadderton Okazaki Funny Car...

Run Time 56 mins

TIME TRAVEL 4 starts with a look at Richard Hearn’s 1/25th scale model of Santa Pod in 1969, with Tudor Rose, Commuter, Turtle T, Slo-mo-shun, High Fever, Stagecoach, Wild Thing, Gold Rush, Hemini, Invader, Geronimo, Revolution, Dick’s Place, Stu Bradbury and of course the start line girls in white mini skirts and boots. We then take a look at some cine film from Santa Pod in 1971 including Shutdown and Motor Psycho, Metronome, Taxi, Rocky II, Alleycat, etc.... and a start line fire on Commuter. Next a look at some cine film taken at the 1972 Internationals at Santa Pod featuring a large turnout of Swedish cars including the Plymouth coupe of Anders Lantz, Gunne Back’s Frighten Chicken Corvette, Ake Ryman’s Canon Mustang Funny Car and Lars Torngren’s Wild Honey T altered racing against the British cars Money Hungry, Pure Seven, Mr Six, Revolution III, Age Machine, Asterix the Gaul, Gary Goggin’s Super Vette and the last runs by the Transcontinental Funny Car...

Run time 45 mins

TIME TRAVEL 5 takes a look at some photos from Blackbushe in April and August 1974. Then some cine film and photos from Blackbushe in April 1975 including a full 1/4 smoky run by Dennis Priddle in Mr Revell, the Wheelie Vauxhall, the first ever run by two ladies in Top Fuel as Roz Prior takes on Liz Burn along with many of the smaller classes. Also there’s a look around the rod and custom show which always accompanied the drag racing at Blackbushe. Next a look at some cine film and photos from Santa Pod in July 1975 including Blue Rose II, Mr Shift, Mellow Yellow, Poison Ivy, Ratcatcher, Pubcrawler, Optomist, Al’s Gasser and a pair of Top Fuel matchups between Houndog and Stormbringer. Finally some more cine film and photos from the Hot Car 208 Grandnationals at Blackbushe in August 1975 as Roland Pratt in the Hillbillies Avenger, Clive Skilton in his Vauxhall and Liam Churchill in the Sting Capri engage in some tyre smoking Funny Car action on the slick Blackbushe blacktop...

Run time 43 mins

TIME TRAVEL 6 is all Santa Pod starting off with some photos and cine film taken at the 10th anniversary Spring Nationals, April 1976, when Big Daddy Don Garlits brought over his King Rat Fueler to take on the Brits. First round of Top Fuel saw Garlits up against Peter Crane in Stormbringer who shutdown Big Daddy with a 5.97, Britain’s first 5 and this is shown along with the parade and line up of eight Top Fuelers on the start line. Many of the smaller cars are featured including Dorset Horn, Frantic, Boston Straggler, Mr Big, Stripteaser, Fire In’jun, etc etc.... Then we move on to the August 1976 Supernationals with more photos and cine film including Wild Honey and Ratcatcher, The Incredible Hulk, Jag,ged Edge, Sunset, The Victim, Paranoia, etc etc.... On to 1977 and some photos from the Big Go and some photos and cine film from the July Internationals including Norm Wilding’s Pieces of Eight, Eastern Express, The Lizard, Alkymist, Drag Addict and Don Garlits came back over this time making no mistakes as he took Top Fuel beating Roz Prior in the final with a 6.17 at 232m.p.h. a new terminal speed record for Santa Pod...

Run time 51 mins

TIME TRAVEL 7 starts off with photos and cine film from Blackbushe in April 1977 and a look round the pits at Roy Green’s Resurrection, Coyotee, Animal, Red E, Travel Agent, Medicine Man, etc... with some recordings of Alan Wigmore’s brilliant commentary dubbed on. Also a look at the custom show organized by the Surrey Street Rodders. Then some more cine film from the August meet which got rained off and some cine film from Wroughton in June 1977 including Pubcrawler, Econorail, Henry’s Revenge, Optomist, Panic, Boss Cat, Meanie Minor, Pinball Wizard, etc etc... Then on to Santa Pod for the 1978 Springnationals and some cine film featuring from America Raymond Beadle in the Blue Max Funny Car, Anders Hasselstrom from Sweden and the British Funny Cars of Allan Herridge, Dave Stone, Dennis Priddle and Owen Hayward also Ronnie Picardo has a hairy moment as the blower explodes on his Highway Patrol Fueler, more photos and cine film from the September Internationals as Sammy Miller brings his Vanishing Point Rocket Funny Car over to Santa Pod from America for the first time and the pits are filled to bursting point with Pro Comp cars from Sweden and Norway. Then more photos and cine film from the Firework Spectacular in November including The Devil, Helzapoppin, Moonshadow, Enforcer, etc etc... Finally back to Blackbushe for some more photos and cine film taken at the April and August 1978 meetings including The Bel-Ray Streamliner,Frenzy, Vandal, and in the custom show Revenge, Andromeda, and Kieth Harvey’s A pick up...

Run time 52 mins

TIME TRAVEL 8 starts with some photos from Mick Gleadow’s collection from 1965-’73 including shots of his Motor Psycho Anglia Gasser which started life in 1966 with flathead V8 power then a 303 Olds and finally a 302 Chevy before being sold to Al O’Connor. Then we take a look at some cine film taken at Santa Pod in 1971 starting at the Easter Springnationals including Asmodeus,The Crescent Coupe, and Clive Skilton in 2nd Revolution racing Dennis Priddle in the Hot Wheels Fueler,then on to the July Internationals featuring six slingshot Fuellers as Skilton and Priddle are joined by Allan Herridge in Commuter, Tony Densham in Firefly, Bjorn Anderson from Sweden in Sub Sonic, and from South Africa Mad Arthur Christy in Hawaian III. Also Arnold Sundquist in his Jet, Itsaviva, Good Vibrations, Invader, Metronome, and Freddie Whittle running the first British 9 sec. run for an altered in Shutdown. Next on to the August Nationals including The Hillbillies Topolino, High Fever, Opus I, Stagecoach, Dragonfly, Stripduster, and Dennis Priddle who wheeled out the Hot Wheels Fueler loaded with 80% nitro which meant 6 seconds or bust, unfortunately he bust putting two rods through the block but he was still smiling as he had the ‘71 Championship title and now held the European record...

Run time 45 mins

TIME TRAVEL 9 is made up mainly of slides with a short bit of cine film at the end. Starting with some slides from Santa Pod in 1968 including The Dragoon Anglia, Hushabye, Jynx, Geronimo, etc...Then slides from Woodvale and Santa Pod in 1969 including Old Smoky, Poacher II, Pure 7, Weekend Warrior, Prospector II, Whistler, Houndog, Revolution, etc... And more slides from Santa Pod in 1970 including Quatermaster, Glacier Bearings Special, Wild Thing, Travel Agent, Hush Too, Wild Honey, etc... And finally some cine film taken at Santa Pod at the 1972 Easter Springnationals as Dennis Priddle and Clive Skilton debut their new Fuellers, also Money Hungry, Twin Jynx, Stripteaser, Invader, Alleycat, etc... and the street rods of Barry Tracey and the Church Brothers...

Run time 55 mins

TIME TRAVEL 10 takes a look at the cine film of Alan Tiley who worked for Allards in the early 60’s and was able to get up close to the action at the historic events that happened in 1963, ‘64, & ‘65. Starting at Silverstone in 1963 when Dean Moon brought over his Mooneyes Gas dragster from America to be driven by Dante Duce who took on Sydney Allard’s Chrysler dragster. Allan Herridge and Tony Densham were also at Silverstone with their home built dragsters, as was George Brown on his bike Super Nero. On next to the Brighton Speed Trials where Mickey Thompson joins in the fun with his Harvey Aluminium Special AA/Fueler and then to Debden where Mickey runs an 8.84 at 178 m.p.h. to take the European record. Next on to Blackbushe and Chelveston 1964 and the First British International Drag Festival where 12 cars and 2 bikes were shipped over from America including Don Garlits and Tommy Ivo in AA/Fuel, K. S. Pittman and George Montgomery in A/Gas, Ronnie Sox and Dave Strickler in A/FX, Tony Nancy with his radical Wedge Gas dragster and Bob Kieth’s Dos Palmos Gas dragster. Finally a look at the 1965 Drag Festival at Blackbushe where Tony Nancy, Bob Keith, Danny Ongais, Gary Casady, Chuck Griffith, Nick Colbert, Buddy Cortines and Merek Chertkow turned up from America with their AA/Fuel dragsters to be greeted by rain...

Run time 30 mins

TIME TRAVEL 11 takes a look at Nobby Hills cine film and photos of his Houndog cars from 1963-’78. Starting with a look at some buildup photos of Houndog 1 which used a blown Jag engine, then on to some cine film from Graveley in 1965 where Nobby and team were testing Houndog 2 which was powered by another blown Jag, also at Graveley that day, Alf Hagon with his JAP and the recently imported Coffee Grinder A roadster. We then move on to Santa Pod in 1968 and a look at some cine film of Houndog 3 powered by a Cadillac with front mounted blower. Then more cine film from 1969-’71 as Houndog 3 becomes Houndog 4 with a top mounted blower and modified bodywork and we get to see some smoky runs and some on board action as Nobby straps his cine camera to the front of the car. Then some buildup photos of the Chrysler Hemi powered Houndog 5 followed by some cine film from 1972 including more on board action and also a shot of Firefly performing a fire burnout. There’s some photos of Houndog 6 and then some cine film of the ex Paula Murphy Funny Car which became Houndog 7 racing against Priddle’s Avenger, Tony Froome’s Sundance and finally Roz Prior’s Maneater which was Houndog 7’s last race as a half shaft broke and it crashed. We then take a look at some cine film of Nobby’s rear engined Fueler Houndog 8 which debuted in 1974 and finally some cine film from 1978 of the Houndog 9 Chevy Pup Funny Car...

Run time 44 mins

TIME TRAVEL 12 is all cine film starting off at the Santa Pod Season Opener in1973 featuring Mr Six, Houndog 6, and Firefly performing a fire burnout. Then on to the Big Go and the debut of Mr Revell driven by Dennis Priddle who takes on team mate Tony Gane driving Mr Six. Also Satans Toy, Clunk Click, and Dave Stone’s Tee Rat are featured. We then move on to the N.D.R.C. Internationals at Silverstone including Bjorn Anderson in his Manta Funny Car, Maffia Mouse, and Clive Skilton match racing with John Anderson. Next back to the Pod for the Peterson Publishing Internationals featuring Don Schumacher and Paula Murphy over from America in their plastic fantastics and Tony Nancy with his Revelliner Fueler. Allan Herridge takes a ride in Stardust and blows the roof off as the blower explodes. Meanwhile John Whitmore in his 1293cc B.M.C. Dragonfly runs an incredible 155 m.p.h. Then on to Blackbushe for the 1973 Hot Car 208 Grandnationals as Roland Pratt in Revolution III takes on Priddle and Skilton. There’s some more action from Santa Pod and Blackbushe in September followed by a look around the Crystal Palace Custom Car Show. Back to Santa Pod and with Allan Herridge driving Stardust, Owen Hayward took over the driving in Paula Murphy’s Funny Car in 1974. We then take a look at the 1974 N.D.R.C. Internationals at Silverstone as Tom Christenson brings over his Hogslayer bike and on to Snetterton as Stardust takes on Priddle’s S.T.P. Avenger...

Run time 58 mins

TIME TRAVEL 13 was originally filmed with a sound cine camara so I’ve kept the narration to a minimum so you can enjoy the music of nitro burning Hemis. Starting off at Santa Pod in June 1975 there’s a couple of races between Stormbringer and Firefly. Then on to Wroughton two weeks later for the Tor Line European Funny Car Championships featuring Bjorn Anderson, Leif Daback and Hazze Fromm from Sweden and Dennis Priddle, Clive Skilton, Roland Pratt and Liam Chuchill from the U.K. also the amazing Swedish Jeep of Svante Eriksson takes on Stripteaser. On to the 1975 July Internationals at Santa Pod for an 8 car Funny Car field including a lengthened Tee Rat and the Chadderton Okazaki Vega over from the U.S.A. Allan Herridge takes the win in Stardust running 6.66 at 213m.p.h. which took both ends of the Funny Car record. Also John Hobbs takes a chunk out the tarmac in his burnout before taking on Danny Johnson, then Shutdown, Hemi Hunter and Al’s Gasser do their stuff. More Funny Car action from Santa Pod and Blackbushe in September 1975 then lots of fire burnouts and header flames from the season ending Fireworks Meet. On to 1976 and Don Garlits comes to Santa Pod for the Spring Nationals only to be blown away by Peter Crane in 5.97 secs. Theres also film of Brian Taylor interviewing Big Daddy and Peter Crane. Then on to Snetterton for some junior dragster action as Bob Panter takes on Rod George and back to Santa Pod for the July Internationals featuring Roz Prior in the Fast Lady, Tony Froome in Sundowner, Allan Herridge in Gladiator and from Sweden Bjorn Homgren performing an 1/8th mile burnout in the Berzerk altered...

Run time 59 mins

TIME TRAVEL 14 is made up of cine film taken by Steve Hale who crewed on the ‘57 Chevy Super Pumpkin and ran some Street cars in the 70’s & 80’s including the ex Ivan Fryer Mustang. We kick off at Blackbushe in 1971 and take a look at the Hot Car 208 Grandnationals featuring Opus I, The Worden, Stripteaser, and Dennis Priddle in the Hot Wheels Fueller, taking on Wild Bill Weichelt in Asmodeus. Then on to 1975 and back to Blackbushe including Le Patron, Pubcrawler, Even More Trouble, Travel Agent etc. etc. and a look at some of the rods and customs. On to Santa Pod 1976 including Panic, Stardust, Liquidator and The Devil then back to Blackbushe again for the Tor Line European Funny Car Championships as John Anderson and Jan Carlsson from Sweden take on Skilton and Priddle. Then on to Wroughton and a look at Super Pumpkin, a quick look at the Santa Pod Supernat’s and on to Blackbushe in 1979 for a day’s racing with Martin Bonner in his high riding ‘55 Chevy then driving home on slicks and open headers. Next a visit to Long Marston in 1980 as Steve Hale takes his cine camera for a pass in his Mustang beating Andy Robinson’s high riding Zodiac. Also a look at Gerry Cookson’s Super Joker and the Clifton Bros. Hot Tomato. Then on to 1982 at Long Marston featuring Slick Willy, Clockwork Orange and a rejuvenated Super Pumpkin as Dave Mingay turns it into Hellraiser...

Run time 54 mins

TIME TRAVEL 15 takes a look at Bob Phelps cine film starting at Church Lawford and Debden in 1963 featuring Mooneyes and the Harvey Aluminium Special over from America and the Allard Chrysler dragster. Also some rare footage of the Clanger Special slingshot powered by an Arden flathead and a shot of the young Roy Phelps sitting in Mooneyes, dreaming of the day he’d have a drag strip of his own. Next a short bit of film taken by Alan Allard of the 1st British International Drag Festival at Blackbushe 1964 and from the same meet some more film by Bob Phelps including K.S. Pittman and George Montgomery’s Willys gassers 
Dos Palmos, The Wedge, and Garlits and Ivo smoking the full 1/4 in their AA/Fuelers. Next Roy Phelps takes Bob’s cine camera for a ride in his Wheelie Stingray at Santa Pod 1968 and on to 1971 and a look at Metronome, Stagecoach, Good Vibrations, Geronimo, Invader, Gloworm etc. etc... Then on to 1972 and a look at Firefly doing what it does best, fire burnouts.
On to 1973 and a visit to Gosport for a round of the Internationals as Allan Herridge in Stardust takes on Paula Murphy’s STP Funny Car and Dennis Priddle in Mr Six takes on Tony Nancy. Then we take a look at 5 mins. of short oval Stock Car racing from the early 60’s followed by Dave Riswick’s cine film starting at Santa Pod 1968 and a look at the twin Chevy engined slingshot Hustler II and a shot of Tudor Rose racing Commuter taken from the start line control tower,then a look at Whistler in 1969, the Quartermaster dragster at Blackbushe 1970, the Hot Wheels Fueler in 1971 and finally some footage from Pomona as Dennis Priddle takes delivery of Norm Wilcox’s slingshot Fueler later to be known as Mr Revell...

Run time 55 mins

TIME TRAVEL 16 is made up of slides and cine film starting off with some slides from the first meetings at Santa Pod in 1966, including Clive Lingard’s Purple Heart dragster the Allard Dragons, Wicked Lady, Pulsation, Kool Kams, Wild Thing, Golden Hind, Liquidator etc. etc... Then on to some cine film taken in 1967 by Pat and Chris Church including a look at their Gold Rush 289 Pop, Opus I, Megalomania, Brian Parkin’s Kart, George is Draggin’ etc. etc... followed by some more slides. Then some more of the Church Bros. cine film from Santa Pod in 1968 including Bill Satterly in the original Bill Thomas / Dick Harrell 427 Chevy II Funny Car, Stagecoach, the twin Chevy slingshot Hustler II, Allard / Skilton, Commuter and Tudor Rose. Finally some more slides from 1968 including Good Vibrations, Slo-mo-shun, Poltergiest, and Bo Sandeberg’s latest custom creation from Sweden which had everybody thinking Batman had arrived...

Run time 45 mins

TIME TRAVEL 17 begins with some slides from 1969 - 1971 including Opus One, Invader, Turtle Tee, Malibu Express, Gloworm, Trouble, Maffia Mouse, etc etc... Then some cine film from 1971 at the N.D.R.C. Meetings at North Luffingham and Elvington, including the Crescent Coupe, Itsaviva, Metronome, Ed Shaver’s AMX, Hillbillies Topolino, Alleycat, Asmodeus, and Dennis Priddle and Clive Skilton in their Top Fuellers. Finally some more cine film from Santa Pod 1974 including the Heavy Pro Stockers, Tender Trap, Stripteaser, Gas Rat II, Mellow Yellow, and some Fuel Altered action as Tee Rat, Aardvark, Sneaky T, and Shutdown do battle...

Run time 43 mins

TIME TRAVEL 18 is all cine film starting off at Long Marston in 1961 at a car and bike sprint. Then on to R.A.F. Kemble for the 5th round of the 1964 British International Drag Festival, including K. S. Pittman, George Montgomery, Dave Strickler, Ronnie Sox, Tommy Ivo, and Don Garlits from America. Next on to Santa Pod for the 1973 Internationals including Don Schumacher and Paula Murphy in their American Funny Cars and Danny Johnson exploding his Harley drag bike. Then a quick look at a damp 1974 Fireworks Meet before returning to Long Marston for some 1/8th mile action in 1975 including the Funny Cars of Clive Skilton, Dennis Priddle, and Liam Churchill. Roz Prior and Trevor Young in Top Fuel, Ratcatcher and Shutdown in Pro Comp, plus Panic, Stripteaser, Methsdrinker, etc etc.... Finally a look at some action from Santa Pod in 1978 and ‘79 including Blue Rose III, Al’s Gasser, Tender Trap, Hemi Hunter, Thunderbird, Liquidator, D.T.V. Chevettes, Boss Cat, Henrys Revenge, a fire burnout by Ronnie Picardo in Highway Patrol and the last appearance of a competitive slingshot Fueller as Mickey Naylor wheelstands and crashes Medicine Man...

Run time 57 mins

TIME TRAVEL 19 is all cine film taken in 1979 starting at the July Internationals featuring from America the Blue Max and Snowman Funny Cars including Gene Snow blowing his Keith Black all over the start line. Also Sammy Miller returns in his Rocket Funny Car, plus D.L.T. in the Needle, the Red Devil Chevys, Stripteaser, Helzapoppin, The Devil, Neon Star, Thunderbird, Le Patron, Hemi Hunter, etc etc.... Then on to Blackbushe for a bit of N.D.R.C. action including Malcolm Olley’s Pink Panther Jet, Gee Tee, Paranoia, The Creeper, Pubcrawler, etc. etc.... Next a look at Allan Herridge putting the Gladiator on it’s roof at the Supernationals, then on to the September World Series at Santa Pod featuring a 16 car Pro Comp field with cars from Sweden, Norway, Germany and the U. K. and an 8 car Funny Car field as Owen Hayward, Ronnie Picardo, Dennis Priddle, Allan Herridge, Lee Anders Hasselstrom, Hasse Fromm, Raymond Beadle, and Gene Snow battle it out resulting in one of the quickest side by side races in the world at the time as Snow and Beadle meet in the final. Things quieten down a bit as we move on to the October Winternationals featuring Axle Tramp, Spirit of ‘55, Hang ‘Em High, Super Vogue, Frantic, Muscle Sprout, Pumpin Iron, Dave Mingay’s Goat and John Spuffard’s Midnight Warrior, etc. etc... Finally a visit to New York Raceway including Black Magic, Dave Grady’s High Spirits, and the Wheelie Vauxhall...

Run time 50 mins

TIME TRAVEL 20 is all cine film taken during the 1980 season. Starting at the Santa Pod Easter Internationals featuring the Sessan Tor Line European Pro Comp Championship and the Hot Rod & Custom UK Pro Fuel Eliminator including Dennis Priddle in his new rear engined Fueller. Then on to Long Marston where Priddle performs a champagne burnout to mark the return to racing there, also Panic and Krypton battle it out in Pro Comp. Next back to Santa Pod for the Big Go where Sammy Miller returns with his Vanishing Point Rocket Funny Car, Alan Bates bangs the blower in the Warlock Funny Car and Allan Herridge and Ronnie Picardo do side by side fire burnouts before the final of Pro Fuel. Then on to the August Supernationals where Silvia Hauser debuts her ex Paul Rossi Dodge, also Tina Page in the rebuilt Fast Lady slingshot and a wheelstand by Owen Hayward in Houndog. Finally the September World Finals at Santa Pod where not only was there a 16 car field in Pro Comp but 20 fuel burning Funny Cars turned up to qualify for the 16 car Hot Rod & Custom UK Funny Car eliminator. Number 1 qualifier was Allan Herridge followed by Don Prudhomme, Gene Snow, Dennis Priddle, Lee Anders Hasslestrom, John Anderson, Owen Hayward, Harlan Thompson, Rune Fjeld, Tom Hoover, Dave Stone, Stig Hansson, Hasse Fromm, Leif Daback, Ronnie Picardo, and Paul Manders...

Run time 47 mins

TIME TRAVEL 21 is all cine film starting at Blackbushe for the 1972 Hot Car 208 Grandnationals and some tyre smoking action in Fuel Altered as Dave Stone in Tee Rat takes on Freddie Whittle in Shutdown, then on to Santa Pod for the August Nationals as Dennis Priddle in Mr Six and Clive Skilton in Revolution III record the first side by side 6 second race. Also Angus McPhail on the McCoy Ford 3 wheeler, Dragonfly, Poison Ivy, Stagecoach, etc. etc... and at the Fireworks Meet, Stripteaser, Age Machine, The Worden, Blast from the Past, Patience, Firefly, Commuter, etc. etc... Then on to the first few meetings at Santa Pod in 1973 including Sneaky T, Oblivion, Panic, Imagination, Houndog, Wild Honey and an ever growing field of Pro Stocks including Satans Toy, Easy Ridin, Firebrewed, Clunk Click and Money Hungry. Next a look at the N.D.R.C. Internationals at Silverstone, then back to the Pod for the Petersen Publishing Internationals featuring from America Tony Nancy, Paula Murphy and Don Schumacher who performs a fire burnout in Stardust. Then on to 1974 at Santa Pod and a look at the S.T.P. Avenger, Stormbringer, Snoopy, Mellow Yellow, Heavy, side by side wheelstands by the Wheelie Stingray and the Wheelie Truck and a hairy moment as Tee Rat clips the christmas tree on the burnout. Next 1975 at Santa Pod including Sneaky Gloworm, the Liz & Olley Bantam and Priddle getting a face full of fuel as he races Houndog. Finally a look at some of the Fuellers and Funnies coming down the fire up road at the 1976 Springnationals...

Run time 54 mins

TIME TRAVEL 22 is all cine film from Santa Pod starting off at the 1975 September Internationals including The Sting, Tee Rat, Al’s Gasser and a top end fireball on Dennis Priddle’s Avenger II Funny Car. Then on to the 1976 Springnationals including Fire In’Jun, Crusader, Alky Holic, The Animal, Imagination, Euro Sting and a lot of smoke out of Don Garlits' Fueller as he qualifies with a sick engine. Next on to the Big Go including Peter Barnett in the ex Skilton Vauxhall Funny Car and Tony Dickson in Money Hungry racing the Insurance in Promotion Nova of Wiffy Smith. Then it’s the July Internationals and an 8 car field in Funny Car as Clive Skilton, Dennis Priddle, Allan Herridge, Dave Stone, Phil Elson and Owen Hayward are joined by Jan Carisson and John Anderson from Sweden. Also over from Sweden Anders Lantz with his Dynapac T altered and Tony Froome, Roz Prior and Ronnie Picardo run a round robin in Top Fuel. Then on to the Fireworks Meet including Henk Vink and John Hobbs on their bikes and an embarrassing moment for John Morton as a rear wheel comes of Invader. On next to the 1977 Big Go and an 8 car Fueller/Funny Car race as Maneater, Highway Patrol, Stormbringer, Houndog 7, Gladiator, Stardust, Hemi Hunter, and Priddle’s Monza do battle, then the September Internationals and in Pro Comp Krister Johansson with his injected dragster and Steinar Stolen with his Mustang Funny Car and making his first appearance at Santa Pod Raymond Beadle with the Blue Max...

Run time 55 mins

TIME TRAVEL 23 is made up of cine film and photos taken by Brian Sparrow who helped to get drag racing off the ground in this country and was part of the Dragster Developments team along with Allan Herridge, John Harrison and Robin Evermy. It starts with a look at Brian Witty’s Chrysler dragster on the way to Long Marston in 1962 and then some build up shots of the D-D Buick, Allan Herridge’s first dragster and some cine film of it’s first runs at Debden in March 1963. Then some more cine film taken at a couple of N.S.A. bike sprint meetings and a car and bike sprint meeting at Long Marston in June 1963 where Allan Herridge and Sydney Allard ran their dragsters. Next it’s on to Silverstone as Allan Herridge enters his dragster along with Tony Densham in the Worden, Sydney Allard’s Chrysler and Dante Duce in Mooneyes, then more cine film from Debden as Mickey Thompson joins in with the Harvey Aluminium Special AA/Fueller. On to 1964 and more cine film as the D-D Team test the D-D Buick at Ruislip with a blower fitted, then a B.D.R.A. practice meeting at Graveley where John Harrison ran the D-D Atlantic dragster and Dennis Jenkinson tries for an II second run in the works Allard Dragon. Back to Graveley in August as Peter Bartlett runs his ‘57 Chevy and John Bennett waves the flags to encourage some of the die-hard sprinters to drag race. Then it’s on to the International Drag Festivals as the D-D team enter all 6 rounds and Brian Sparrow catches the action on cine film. Next a few build up photos of the D-D Cadillac dragster, some cine film from the first Graveley practice meet in 1965 including Jeff Theobold’s Jag slingshot and finally back to Graveley in June for the debut of the D-D Cadillac and also the Croft Drag Racing Partnership bring out their Allard Dragon, A.C. Cobra, and recently imported Dos Palmos gas dragster...

Run time 51 mins

TIME TRAVEL 24 starts with some of pioneer British drag racing organiser Brian Sparrow’s slides of the D-D Buick slingshot in 1963 and Ken Cooper’s ‘33 Ford hot rod in 1964, then a look at the original signing on sheet for the first British drag race. Next some more of Brian’s slides from the B.D.R.A. drag race at South Marston in 1965 including the D-D Cadillac, Dos Palmos, Houndog II and The Worden. Then a look at some of the correspondence between Brian Sparrow and Bob George which resulted in the U.S. Masters Commando Drag Team coming to Santa Pod in 1966. Fortunately Brian took his cine camera along and recorded the action including Bud Barns in the AA/FD Ultrasonic, Gil Mudrack in the Runt Modified Roadster, Larry Arnold in the Lawman Anglia Gasser and E.J. Potter turning the rear tyre in to smoke on his V8 Chevy bike. Next a few slides taken by Geoff Martin at the 1966 B.H.R.A. Championships at Santa Pod including Wild Thing, Dragoon, Wombat, Turner Ford, Baron’s Barrow and Golden Hind. Then back to Brian Sparrow’s cine film from Santa Pod in 1967 including Hustler, Stagecoach, Megalomania, Juggernaught, etc. etc... Finally more of Brian’s cine film from Santa Pod in 1968 including Motorvation, M.A.B, Stripduster, Shutdown, Houndog III, Gloink and Brian Parkin’s Triumph Kart etc. etc...

Run time 49 mins

TIME TRAVEL 25 begins with some cine film from Santa Pod in 1970 including Geronimo, Midas Touch, Stripduster, Weekend Warrior, Prospector II, Scorpion, Joker, Wild Thing, Opus I and from Sweden at the Internationals Bjorn Anderson with his slingshot Fueler Valkyrian and Hasse Fromm with his injected rat Capri Funny Car which blew everyones mind with a 9.86 at 133 m.p.h. the quickest full bodied car so far seen at Santa Pod. Next some cine film from North Luffenham in 1971 including the Hillbillies Topolino, Imagination III and Dennis Priddle in the Hot Wheels Fueller getting a push start from Barry Tracy’s model T street rod. Then back to Santa Pod for more cine film at the 1972 Easter Springnationals as Priddle and Skilton debut their new Fuellers, and the 1974 Easter Springnationals including Satans Toy, Clunk Click, Methsdrinker, Dragonfly and match racing between the S.T.P. Avenger and Houndog Funny Cars followed by slides from Blackbushe, Wroughton, Silverstone, Snetterton and Santa Pod in 1974 and ‘75. Next some photos and cine film from the 1976 Easter Springnationals featuring an 8 car Top Fuel eliminator including Don Garlits and the new Asphalt Alleygator fueller of Allan Herridge and Roy Phelps, also Liquidator, Mr Big, Alky Holic, Wild Honey, Sunset and Stripteaser. Then more cine film from the 1978 September Internationals at Santa Pod including Roz Prior racing Eva Kjellin from Sweden and Mickey Nayior’s wheelstand and crash in the ex Mr Revell slingshot Fueller. Finally some cine film from New York Raceway in 1979 including Rip Off, Stripper, Jean’s E, Pop Dragin’ and the Bandage Bullet drag racing Truck...

Run time 53 mins

TIME TRAVEL 26 starts with a look at some photos taken at the B.D.R.& H.R.A. beach party and car show at Greatstone in June 1968 including the Hustler team cars, Commuter, Gold Rush and a beauty contest. Then some slides from 1972 - ‘73 followed by cine film taken by Roy Cockrill at Santa Pod starting in October 1973 including Snoopy, Satans Toy, Clunk Click, Money Hungry and the Stardust and Houndog Funny Cars trying to get some grip on the damp strip. Then on to 1974 and the August Supernationals featuring the Wheelie Truck and the Wheelie Stingray and not wanting to be left out Owen Hayward puts the Houndog Funny Car on it’s rear bumper while racing the S.T.P. Avenger. Also some altered action including Trakshun Akshun and Poacher II. Next some Funny Car action from 1975 including the Hillbillies Reliant and then on to the 1976 Springnationals and an 8 car Top Fuel field including Don Garlits filmed from the top end. Then on to October 1976 for the Tor Line Funny Car finals where John Andersson qualified top of the pile with a 6.63 using a beam cheating front spoiler. The following day Dennis Priddle in the Avenger II ran a 6.49 in the first round and yes he too now had a beam cheating spoiler fitted. Also the Fire In’jun, and Svante Eriksson with his 426 Hemi Jeep. On to 1977 and the return of Don Garlits who beats Roz Prior in the final, also Henk Vink’s Big Spender Kawasaki and Norm Wilding’s Pieces of Eight Zodiac. Finally a look at Roy Cockrill’s Chain Reaction transverse Chevy dragster at Snetterton...

Run time 51 mins

TIME TRAVEL 27 is made up of cine film and photos from pioneer British hot rodder, Ken “flathead” Cooper’s collection. Starting with a look at some photos of his ‘37 Ford Coupe and the B.H.R.A. rod and custom show in 1963 including Brian Coole’s ‘34 Sedan, Alan Doyle’s ‘32 5 window and Dave Mosses Kustom Consul. Then a look at some build-up photos of Ken’s ‘33 Cabriolet hot rod and some cine film from Blackbushe in 1964 at the International Drag Festival including a shot of Nobby Hill’s first Houndog racing Allan Herridge in the D-D Buick. Next a iook at some photos from the B.H.R.A. 2nd Big Go at Duxford in 1965 and some build-up shots of Ken’s first flathead dragster followed by some slides from Santa Pod in 1966 including the American Commandos. Then some cine film from the first practice meet at the Pod in 1967 including Clive Lingard’s Zodiac, Dave Riswick’s ‘57 Chevy, Yellow Rod, Sodbuster, Wicked Lady, Wee Green Pea, Hustler, etc. etc... and some more cine film from the First Motorcycle Drag Championships at Santa Pod including Norman Hyde, John Lloyd and Alf Hagon who runs the Pod’s first 9 second run and collects £10 from John Bennett. Next on to 1968 and more cine film including Houndog III, Jynx, Good Vibrations, Poltergeist, Invader, Slo-mo-shun, Motorvation, Geronimo etc. etc... and some smoky matchups between Tudor Rose and Commuter. Finally more cine film from 1969 at Santa Pod as Steve Perry tries to smoke his tyre E.J. Potter style on his V6 bike an Ken Cooper gets into the 10’s in his flathead slingshot, also Anomalous II, Turtle T, Whistler and Russell Ward’s Jag powered street Pop...

Run time 47 mins

TIME TRAVEL 28 is part one of the cine film taken by the Page family starting at Santa Pod in April 1970 including “Wild” Bill Weichelt’s Asmodeus dragster which got the Page brothers into drag racing as they crewed on the car, also Prospector II, Wild Honey, Hot Dog, Walt Ithell’s twin Thunderbird powered rear engined dragster, Gloworm Capri etc. etc..... Then on to the Big Go and Pete “Snoopy” Bennett’s Red Baron, Phil “Ziggy” Smith’s Opus, Hallucination, Blue Bottle etc. etc... also match racing between Gloworm and Commuter and the debut of Clive Skilton’s 2nd Revolution and Dennis Priddle’s Quartermaster. Next on to the Santa Pod Internationals including Hasse Fromme and his Capri Funny Car and then on to the first meeting to be held at Blackbushe since 1965 as the N.D.R.C. organise the Custom Car Trophy Dragfest. Then it’s back to Santa Pod in September where many of the racers were experimenting with bleach burnouts. Next we move on to Elvington and the World Records Meet where Asmodeus, Commuter, Tony Anderson’s Trouble and 2nd Revolution attempted to break some records. Clive Skilton tried too hard tipping the can to 85% and blowing his engine. Then it’s on to 1971 and the Page brother’s first car as they purchase the Hustler altered and rename it Panic trying it out at the Santa Pod season opener, then the Easter Springnationals as Priddle and Skilton battle it out in a best of three and finally on to Gosport including Panic, Stagecoach, Invader, Worden, Metronome, Saxon etc. etc... and three more smoky duels between Priddle and Skilton...

Run time 62 mins

TIME TRAVEL 29 is part two of the Page family cine films starting off at Santa Pod in May 1971 including Clive Page in the Panic B.S.A, Rocky II, Eight Misbehaving, Firefly, Hillbillies Topolino, and the mangled remains of Houndog 4 after a top end crash. Then on to North Luffingham for some N.D.R.C. action including The Volunteer, Tune Twister, Hot Wheels A.M.X, Alleycat, Itsaviva etc. etc... Back to Santa Pod for the 1971 Internationals including Arnold Sundqvist’s jet and a 14 sec. run by Terry Dury in his Transit. Then on to Blackbushe to see Panic cooking the clutch on the start line plus Stripstar, Stripduster, Asmodeus, Super Vette etc. etc... and back to Santa Pod for the Supernationals. Then on to 1972 and the Santa Pod Springnationals where Dennis Priddle and Clive Skilton try out their new Fuellers and the Big Go where Dennis runs the first 6. Then it’s the Internationals and we see the last run by the Transcontinental Funny Car and back to Blackbushe where the Pages debut their Panic Topolino. Then a look at the last few meets at Santa Pod in 1972 including Stripteaser, Tee Rat, Shutdown, Midus Mist, Kielbasi Kid etc. etc.... Next to 1973 and some Pro Stock action as Gary Goggin takes on Kevin Pilling then a look at the Silverstone Internationals including Dorset Horn, Wild Honey, Russo’s Rat, Maffia Mouse and Ed Shaver’s rear engined Funny Car sans body followed by the Santa Pod Internationals and Supernationals then on to 1974 and a shot of the Panic Topolino rolling at the Santa Pod Big Go also Mr Shift, S.T.P. Avenger, Tender Trap, Easy Ridin, Heavy etc. etc.... Then it’s off to Sweden with the Stripteaser team in 1974 and back again in 1975 with a few more British teams including a shot of the Ragnarok Funny Car exploding at the top end and quite a few scantily clad Swedish ladies...

Run time 64 mins

TIME TRAVEL 30 starts at Santa Pod with some cine film from the 1981 Easter Internationals featuring the Tor Line Pro Comp Championships with cars from Sweden, Norway and the U.K. Also Motor Mouse, Rubellion, Warrior, Detroit Spinner, Al’s Gasser, Frenzy, Apple County Cannon, Super Vogue etc. etc..... Then more cine film from the 1st Cannonball run at Santa Pod including Wind Up, Jean’s T, Rough Diamond, Drag-N-Fly, Straight Shooter, Moonlight Bandit etc. etc... and Wild Bill Sherratt in the Cannonball Funny Car who took the Cannonball trophy. Next more cine film from the World Finals at Santa Pod in September featuring the finals of the Tor Line Pro Comp Championships and the Hot Rod & Custom U.K. Funny Car Eliminator including Tom Hoover in the Showtime Corvette. Also Sammy Miller was there with two Rocket cars, Oxygen and Vanishing Point and both cars raced each other with Al Eirdam piloting Vanishing Point. On next to 1982 and more cine film from the Santa Pod Easter Internationals where Allan Herridge gets to have a go in Vanishing Point and more Tor Line Pro Comp action. Then a look at some of Jerry Cookson’s slides from Long Marston in 1982 followed by more cine film from the Santa Pod Big Go including Magnum Force, Hellraiser, Vendetta, Stripteaser, Penetration, Slick Willy etc. etc... Finally some more of Jerry Cookson’s slides from the 1982 Cannonball...

Run time 56 mins

TIME TRAVEL 34 is made up of slides and cine film taken by drag racing journalist Ron “Bleedin“ Clark starting with some slides from 1972-’74 then on to Ron’s cine film which is a bit mixed up date and location wise. The first part was taken at Blackbushe and Santa Pod in 1973 and 1974 including Satans Toy, Drag-N-Fly, Worden, Two Ton Carmen, Stripteaser, Dorset Horn, Slow-mo-shun, Tee Rat, Lizard, Hemi Hunter etc. etc... also a Funny Car matchup at Blackbushe between Dennis Priddle in the S.T.P. Avenger and Ed Shaver in the Castrol rear engined Funny Car and in Top Fuel Dennis smokes Mr Revell out the hole against Clive Skilton in Revolution 4. Then on to Snetterton 1976 as Ratcatcher takes on Alkymist and Priddle brings out the Avenger II. Next some night time action with fire burnouts and header flames at the 1974 Santa Pod Fireworks Meet, then a look at the Houndog 7 Funny Car, Firefly and a hairy moment with the Panic Topolino as it turns 180 degrees during a rolling burnout. Finally a look at the 1976 Santa Pod 10th anniversary Springnationals as Big Daddy Don Garlits brings his fueler over to take on Peter Crane in Stormbringer, Owen Hayward in Houndog 8, Tony Froome in Sundowner, Clive Skilton in Revolution 3, Allan Herridge in Asphalt Alleygator, Gerry Andrews in Hemi Hunter and finally Ronnie “The Joker” Picardo who’s seen with his legs sticking out the cockpit of Firefly during the 8 car line up on the start line...

Run time 54 mins

TIME TRAVEL 35 is mainly made up of slides from 1972-1975 with some of Alan Wigmore’s commentary from Blackbushe dubbed on including Little Big Horn, Chicken Coupe, Ratcatcher, Age Machine, Methsdrinker, Blast from the Past, Gravedigger, Hemi Hunter, Tee Rat, Dream Machine, Kerbdozer III, Second Invention, Ragnarok, The Saint, Fast Lady, Mr Revell, Revolution 3 and 4, etc. etc..... Then a look at some cine film taken at Santa Pod in 1972 including Oblivion, Midus Mist, Twin Jynx, Wild Thing, Sneaky T, Commuter and the rear door popping open on Stripteaser....Next on to Wroughton 1973 for some N.D.R.C. action including the debut of Clive Skilton’s imported Revolution 4 and Roland Pratt’s first passes in Revolution 3, also Ivan the Terrible, Joker, Texas T, Satans Toy, Panic etc. etc....Then on to the Petersen Publishing Santa Pod Internationals July 1973 including the Stardust and S.T.P. Funny Cars, Svante Eriksson’s Hemi Jeep, Anders Lantz’s Plymouth coupe and Ed Shaver on a wild lane crossing ride in his bodyless rear engined Funny Car which looked like a giant Go-Kart...

Run time 56 mins

TIME TRAVEL 39 is all video footage taken at Santa Pod in 1983 at the third annual Cannonball Run featuring 8 Fuel Funny Cars, Harlan Thompson in The Protector, Owen Hayward in Houndog, Bill Sherratt in The Cannonball, Allan Herridge in Gladiator, Chris Filsell in Grasscutter, Gary Page in Panic, Tony Boden in Hitman and Rune Fjeld in Motown Shaker, who all come out for three rounds before the quickest two meet in the final. Also Dennis Priddle brings out his re-bodied streamlined fueller for a couple of match races with Gerry Andrews in Hemi Hunter the first nearly ending in disaster as Priddle shoots across the track, tipping onto two wheels, just missing the back end of Hemi Hunter. There’s a Saturday eveningTop Modified match race featuring Sylvia Hauser, Al O’Connor, Mick Cheley, Clive Mechaell, Tom Laffey and Graham Barrs, also Norm Wheeldon has a few practice runs in the new Plan X Pro Comp slingshot. The Hellbender and Vampire Jets come out for some match race action and Andy Hurdle takes the Scorpion Jet for a few solo runs. Also included Shaky Puddin’, Drag-N-Fly, The Enforcer, Stripteaser, Tequila Sunrise, Vendetta, Heavy Breathing, Straight Shooter, Pony Express, Magnum Force, Motor Mouse, Paranoia etc. etc..... also Angus McPhail on his wild Jade Warrior bike...

Run time 104 mins

TIME TRAVEL 40 is all video footage starting with a look at the 1984 Santa Pod Easternationals. Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Comp were run as one big eliminator including Dennis Priddle, Bill Sherrett in Asphelt Alleygator, Sue Coles in Helzapoppin, Gary Page in Panic, Tony Boden in Hitman, Owen Hayward in Houndog, Gerry Andrews in Hemi Hunter and Dave Wilson in Krypton. Sadly this meeting saw one of drag racing’s rare fatal accidents as Alan Ritmeister lost control of his Rain for Rent Top Fuel dragster. Other classes include Steve Green’s Mk 1 Cortina, Tim Cook’s ‘55 Chevy, Sylvia Hauser’s Dodge, Sweet Sixteen, Mr Shifter, Moonlight Bandit, Vicious Trait, Torque ot’ North, Oxford Builder, Rough Diamond, Boss Cat, Stripteaser, Tequila Sunrise, Clive Mechaell’s Corvette and John Mullen’s Camaro, Mike Nicholls Plymouth and Paul Martinek’s Mustang etc. etc....... Next it’s on to Long Marston for some practice and qualifying action at the 1984 Springnationals including Super Joker, Hellraiser II, Hot Tomato, Autocat, Clockwork Orange, Quarter Pounder, Jean’s T, Henry’s Revenge, Phantasm, Mean as Hell, Stampede, Andy Robinson’s Street Elite Racing 351 Zodiac, Ronnie Picardo’s Supercat Funny Car etc, etc...

Run time 120 mins

TIME TRAVEL 41 is all video footage taken at the fourth annual Cannonball Meeting at Santa Pod in 1984 featuring 8 Fuel Funny Cars. Rune Fjeld in Motown Shaker, Harlan Thompson in the Budweiser Trans Am, Owen Hayward in the Houndog Corvette, Gary Page in Panic, Tony Boden in Hitman, Stuart Prior in the Solarport Sunroof car, Steiner Enge in the ex-Al Segrini Super Brut Omni and John Spuffard making his debut in the ex-Ollie Burn Vega. Also Sammy Miller dragged out the ever popular Vanishing Point Rocket Funny Car for it’s umpteenth farewell performance and the Vampire and Hellbender match race Jets do their stuff. Meanwhile in the other classes we see the Enforcer slingshot, Oxford Builder II, Aces High, Pogas, Neon Star, Mr Shifter, Laffey Capri, Gonzo the Great, Apple Cannon County, Bad Habit, Glacier Grenade, Paranoia, Stripteaser, Heavy Breathin’, Pony Express, Sweet Sixteen, Steve Green’s Cortina and Tim Cook’s ‘55 Chevy etc, etc...

Run time 120 mins

TIME TRAVEL 42 is all video footage and takes a look at the action up to the first round of Funny Car when rain stopped play at the 1984 Santa Pod World Finals including in Top Fuel Monica Oberg and Pelle Lindelow from Sweden and in Funny Car from America Tom Hoover in the Showtime Corvette and Frank Hawley with Austin Coil as crew chief driving Tony Boden’s Hitman. Also Sammy Miller was back out in his Rocket Funny Car. Rico Anthes was there with his Wildente 2CV along with a huge turnout of Scandinavian doorslammers. In Pro Stock Sven Andersson’s Trans Am, Bengt Nolen’s Mustang, Hakan Malmborg’s VW Golf and Rolf Cederblad’s Monza and in Modified “Odd Roar” Bjornland’s 426 Hemi Barracuda, Jari Konola’s A.M.X. and Magne Gaara’s Corvette. From the U.K. Andy Craddock in the Frontline fueler, Hemi Hunter, Le Patron, Panic, Houndog, Dave Grady’s Thunder Truck, Revell Rebel, Sneaky Spider, Moonlight Bandit, Henry’s Revenge, Jean’s T, Gonzo the Great, Doodle Bug, Phantasm, Imagination, Bad Habit, Super Vogue etc, etc...

Run time 95 mins

TIME TRAVEL 43 is all video footage from the N.D.R.C.’s Southern Nationals held at North Weald in 1986. A four car Funny Car eliminator included Alan Bates, Gary Page, Lesley Prior and Tony Boden who all went up in smoke as they fought for grip on the concrete runway. There was also a seven car Pro Comp eliminator as Gerry Andrews, Dave Wilson, Craig Lowes, Martin Maxwell and Doug Bond were joined by Dennis Chereden in his Mischief fueler and Russ Carpenter in his Daimler powered Glacier Grenade. Malcolm Olley was there in his Pink Panther jet. Super modified saw Geof Hauser, Dave Pollen, Graham Barrs, Richard Eaton and Dave Mingay fighting it out and Frank Bennett in the Phantasm Pop ran his first 10 sec. run during qualifying. Also included Sweet Sixteen, Snap Dragon, Dr Slingshot, The Alien, Exile, Straight Shooter, Reckless Rat, Autocat, Tequila Sunrise, Mr Americar etc. etc..... and a large field of street cars...

Run time 235 mins

TIME TRAVEL 44 is all video footage taken at Santa Pod’s 1987 World Finals which featured a huge foreign entry including in Pro Drag, Timo Aartomaa in the ex-Ed McCulloch Olds Firenza, Krister Johansson, Tony Bryntesen, Ludwig Bjornstad, Bjorn Ardin, Leif Helander and Kare Haug who blows the engine in the burnout driving the ex-Steinar Stolen Corvette. Also John Spuffard in the Showdown Funny Car has a blower explosion in the burnout and Lee Anders Hasslestrom blew one motor on the Saturday and then did it again in fine style on race day. Also in Funny Car Gary Page, Ragnor Nordli, Harlan Thompson and Tom Hoover. Pro Stock featured Nicke Laurienco, Sven Andersson, Liv Berstadt and Jari Konola and in Modified the wild Volvo P1800 of Nils Nilsson and the silver Nova of Pete Skinne. Some of the British machines included Des Taylor’s Pop, Geof Hauser’s Sierra, Hellraiser, Moonlight Bandit, Low Buck Special, Oxford Builder, Tequila Sunrise, Time Machine, Gonzo the Great, Snap Dragon, Exile, Snake Bite, Al’s Gasser etc. etc.... and some wild burnouts and runs from Bob Batten in the Black Mass Marina...

Run time 109 mins

TIME TRAVEL 45 is all video footage starting at Santa Pod for the 1987 Easter Internationals including the Fordson of Archie McDiamid and Ray Barrows, Five Alive, Black Mass Marina, Steve Green’s Cortina, Stripteaser, Blue Dragon, Rutland Rebel, Boss Cat, Oxford Builder, Texas Boogie, Quick Draw, Phil Englefield’s Model B, Mr Shifter, Le Patron, Starliner, Snapdragon, Panic, Stagecoach III etc. etc..... Then on to the 1988 Sun Supernationals at Santa Pod featuring an AA/Fuel Altered matchup between Bob Turner in Straight Shooter and Clive Mechaell in the California Kid. Also Gary Willy was out in the James Lister Toyota Supra Funny Car and Gary Page was in the Showtime Funny Car. Finally it’s on to 1989 and some qualifying action from the Santa Pod World Finals including in Pro Mod, Geof Hauser, Tim Cook, Dave Mingay, Dave Warne, Graham Barrs and Colin Taylor and in Pro Stock, Hans Knuters, Kjetil Hauge, Sven Andersson, Hannu Santala, Jari Konola, Nils Ake Nillsen and Viveca Averstsdt. In Pro Comp, Bjorn Ardin, Steve Read, Rico Anthes, Tony Donges, Micke Kagerad, Peter Kruse and Dick Cruse and in Funny Car Norm Wilding, Gary Page, Charlie Draper, Harlan Thompson and John Spuffard, and in Top Fuel Al Segrini, Pelle Lindelow, Tony Bryntesson, Liv Berstadt and Conny Andersson...

Run time 118 mins

TIME TRAVEL 46 starts with some slides from Santa Pod and Blackbushe in 1974,’75 and 1976 including Avanti, Panic, Stagecoach, Midus Mist, Aardvark, Stripteaser, African Raider, The Animal, Eastern Express the crashed Houndog 6 and the Triumph Karts of Ken Penfold and Brian Parkins. Then some cine film taken at Snetterton in 1976 including Liam Churchill’s Euro Sting Funny Car, the Emerson, Rowat and Smith Junior Fueler, Liquidator, Optimist, Fire In’jun, Proteus, Pubcrawler, Glen and Robin Read racing each other in their Volvo Diggers etc. etc.... Next more cine film from the 1977 Santa Pod Season Opener including a rare shot of Steve Read in the ex-Clive Skilton 2nd Revolution slingshot renamed Juara and Roz Prior debuting her Maneater Fueler along with the Houndog, Highway Patrol and Sundowner Fuelers. Also Barry Bowles brings out the Blonde Bombshell Rocket Dragster for a blast. Then it’s on to the 1977 Santa Pod Springnationals for some more cine film featuring Dennis Priddle driving Don Garlits King Rat Fueller to a new speed record of 230 m.p.h. and then the September Internationals including the Funny Cars of Dave Stone, Allan Herridge, Tony Froome, Dennis Priddle and making his first appearance at Santa Pod Raymond Beadle in the Blue Max. Finally some slides from 1978-’79 including Aggrovation, Buzby, Coyotee, Boss Cat, Pretty Thing, Hang’em high, Garbus, Antiquity, Time Lord, The Stinker, Comet, The Creeper etc, etc...

Run time 50 mins

TIME TRAVEL 47 takes a look at some Pennine Drag Racing Club action starting in 1977 and some cine film from Melbourne Raceway including Al’s Gasser and the Incredible Hulk. Then on to 1978 and some more cine film from Melbourne including Graham Hawes Black Magic Pro Comp Funny Car, Dave Grady’s High Spirits ‘57 Ford, Jean’s E, Wild Honey, Muscle Sprout, The Creeper, Stripper, The D.T.V. Chevettes, Toenail Draggin etc. etc... Next some slides from 1979 and 1980 when the strip was renamed New York Raceway including Le Patron, Turbo Saxon, Shockwave, Jean’s T, Pop Draggin, Super Joker, Jeepers Creepers, Mainline Menace, Wildman and the Street Cars of Des Taylor, Dave Warne and the Ant Hill Mob...

Run time 47 mins

TIME TRAVEL 48 starts with a look at some cine film taken at the first round of the 1964 International Drag Festivals at Blackbushe and a look around the pits at Allan Herridge’s Buick slingshot and Jim Tiller’s J2 Allard then some action on the strip including Dave Strickler and Ronnie Sox in their Factory Experimentals, Ohio George Montgomery in his Willys Coupe, the Allard Dragons, Bob Keith’s Dos Palmos Gas Dragster, Tony Nancy’s Wedge and the AA/Fuellers of Garlits and Ivo which keep the slicks boiling for the full 1/4. Next a look at some photos taken at the last round of the Drag Festivals again at Blackbushe and then some more cine film this time taken at Santa Pod in 1968 and 1969 including a look at Brian Holmes Custom Mini pick-up and the Wheelie Stingray with the body off in the pits, also Good Vibrations, Commuter, Houndog III, Stripduster, Whistler, Invader, Geronimo, The Glacier Bearing Special, Sidewinder, Imagination, Gloink etc. etc..... Next some slides taken at Santa Pod in 1973 including Travel Agent, Auto Frog, Slo-mo-shun, Trakshun Akshun, Oblivion, Vendetta, Motor Psycho, Mouse Organ, Dorset Horn, Taxi, Earsplitenloudenboomer etc. etc.... Finally another look at Jim Tiller’s J2 Allard which he’s still running at the 2005 Brighton Speed Trials...

Run time 56 mins

TIME TRAVEL 50 starts off with some cine film taken at the 1983 Santa Pod Easter Drag Race including Beautiful Noise, Glacier Grenade, Brute Force, Magnum Force, Jean’s T, Mr Shifter, Boss Cat, Straight Shooter, Motor Mouse, Seconds Out II, Paranoia etc etc....Also a fire burnout by Andy Craddock in the Frontline Fueler and an interruption in the racing as the Santa Pod streaker jumps over the fence onto the strip! Then more cine film from the Street Machine Summernationals at Blackbushe August 1983 including Gearjammer, Hi-anxiety, Clockwork Orange, Nick Mann’s Minor, Tom Laffy’s Capri and the repaired Slick Willy after it’s rollover in April. Next it’s cine film from Long Marston in May 1985 including Avanti, Alchemist, Henry’s Revenge, Grounds for Divorce etc etc... and then more cine film from Santa Pod at the 1986 World Finals which saw a large Scandinavian doorslammer entry and Tom Hoover driving the ex-Priddle Fueller also Rat Fink, Five Alive, Black Mass II and the Well Mental Fuel Altered. Then it’s time to turn up the volume as we take a look at some video footage taken at the 1987 Santa Pod Cannonball as Tom Hoover, Harlan Thompson, Rune Fjeld, Lee Anders Hasselstrom, Gary Page, Alan Bates, Geoff Bosworth, Lesley Prior and Bjorn Ardin battle it out for two rounds and a final in their plastic fantastics...

Run time 89 mins

TIME TRAVEL 51 is all cine film with narration starting off at Long Marston for some eighth mile action in 1978 featuring the pro comp diggers of Pat Cuss and Liz Burn along with Ollie Burn’s Komodo Dragon flopper. Also the JFP Special Mini, Super Vogue, Drag Addict, The Creeper etc..... Then on to Santa Pod for the Easter 1979 Internationals including Rough Diamond, Oxford Builder, Helzapoppin, Hang ‘em High, Al’s Gasser, Tender Trap, Panic and Rod Pallant’s LA Hooker double Kawasaki..... Next it’s Blackbushe for some action from the NDRC Season Opener for 1979 including Liquidator, Paranoia and loads of bikes..... We then go back to Santa Pod for the 1979 July Internationals and some runs by Sammy Miller in the Vanishing Point rocket funny car including the first 300m.p.h. run on British soil also Raymond Beadle and Gene Snow were over from the USA with their funny cars taking on the Vegas of Herridge and Hayward and the Monzas of Priddle and Picardo... Then the Sept 1979 Internationals and more funny car action and a look at all the funnies fuelers and pro comp cars lined up and fired up together on the strip before moving onto some night time action at the 1979 Fireworks Meet as Bootsie performs a fire burnout in Ashphalt Alleygator. Nobby Hills debuts his new Challenger Houndog funny and the Stones debut there new ex-Blue Max Stardust funny also Peter Crane has a go in the Needle and lights them up 60s style off the line.... To finish off we travel to the Sept 1980 World Series at Santa Pod and a look at all the races up to the semis in the 16 car funny car eliminator and the Sessan Torline pro comp eliminator including Tom Hoover, Leif Helander, Harlen Thompson, Hasse Fromm, Anders Hasslestromm, John Andersson, Rune Fjeld, Tony Donges, Martin Hopp, Krister Johansson, Steinar Stolen, Bjorn Ardin, Leif Daback etc etc...

Run time 82 mins


TIME TRAVEL 52 is made up from the cine film taken by Bob Rothwell and Terry Ayers all at Santa Pod and all during the 1971 “Superseason” featuring action from all of the “Big Four” meetings namely the Easter Springnationals, Whitsun Big Go, July Internationals and the August Bank Holiday Nationals. All classes are covered from Street to AA/Fuel including Bob Oram in Red E, Tony Dickson’s GTO, Ed Shaver in his AMX and the Whistler Reliant, Gary Goggin’s SuperVette and Al O’Conner in Rocky II has a race with Dave Stone in his Lotus Cortina. In Competition Altered the Jag/Minis Stripteaser and Poacher come out and run side by side smoky runs, then there’s the wild Metronome 392 Hemi powered Bond Bug and the High Fever Topolino which gets a serious case of axle tramp off the line also Alleycat, Stagecoach, Invader, Panic, Wild Honey, Wild Thing, Shutdown, Opus One, Good Vibrations etc etc..... Allan Herridge and Roy Phelps both have a go in the Gloworm Capri and Roy gets the wheels up for the full quarter in the Wheelie Stingray. Dragster division includes the BMC diggers of John Whitmore, Harold Bull and Gerry Cookson, while Wild Bill Weichelt obliterates the start line in tyre smoke driving Asmodeus, then when racing Geronimo he has a diff break off the line and gets out to push it to the finish line to take the win as Geronomo had red lit. There’s plenty of AA/Fuel action as Dennis Priddle in the Hot Wheels fueler takes on Clive Skilton’s 2nd Revolution for some 7 second match ups, also Firefly and Commuter are featured and over from South Africa the Hawaian fueler of Mad Arthur Christy and from Sweden Bjorn Andersson’s Subsonic fueler. Also over from Sweden for the Internationals was Gunn Back ‘s Corvette, the 327 Chevy powered ‘32 coupe of Benjamin Wahlstrom and the Silver Streak jet dragster of Arnold Sundquist which caused a complete evacuation of the barn when it was fired up...

Run time 48 mins

TIME TRAVEL 56 is all cine film kicking off at Santa Pod for some qualifying action at the 1976 Easter Springnationals including in Top Fuel Firefly, Stormbringer, Asphalt Alleygator, The Fast Lady and Don Garlits. The Funny Cars of Peter Barnett, Roland Pratt and Dennis Priddle and a bunch of wild altereds including Panic, Dorset Horn, Stripteaser, Wild Honey, Mr Big, The Animal etc etc.... Then it’s a quick visit to the 1977 July Internationals at the Pod including Priddle’s new Monza, the Houndog Duster, Gladiator Vega and John Anderson’s Bilsport Manta Funny Car. On to 1978 and the Easter Springnationals as Raymond Beadle in the Blue Max Mustang takes on the British Funny Cars and Peter Crane shakesdown the new Needle Fueller before Dave Lee Travis gets behind the wheel and Ronnie Picardo has a spectacular engine fire in his Highway Patrol Fueller. Next the September Internationals and Sammy Miller makes his first UK appearance in the Vanishing Point Rocket Funny Car with some 4sec runs and Bjorn Ardin, Martin Hopp, Anders Lantz, Tommy Svensson and Rune Fjeld take on the Brits in Pro Comp. On to Blackbushe where Dennis Priddle in his Funny Car takes on Trevor Young’s Fueller and Liz Burn takes on husband Ollie Burn in Pro Comp. 1979 and back to Santa Pod for the Easter International where Dave Page in Panic and Gerry Andrews in Hemi Hunter come out for the Pro Comp final after blowing away all the Swedes. Then at the May Day Meet Americans Ken Annesley and Marion Owens come out for the Superbike final. Also there Al’s Gasser, Tender Trap, Pumpin Iron, Drag Addict, Liquidator, Sabbath and the DTV Chevette etc etc.... Back to Blackbushe and some Pro Comp action including Ray Hoare’s Turbo Saxon and Alan Rietmeister’s Orpheus. Then it’s the Santa Pod World Series where Norm Wheeldon shutsdown all the heavy hitters in Pro Comp with his home built small block Chevy digger and the Funny Car final sees records broken as Gene Snow runs 6.04 and Raymond Beadle runs 6.00. On to 1980 and a look the largest Funny Car Eliminator seen at Santa Pod including Don Prudhomme at the World Series. Then on to the 1981 World Finals and a look at Pro Comp, Funny Car, the match race Jets and Sammy Miller racing Al Eirdam in their Rockets. Next it’s Blackbushe 1983 as Bob West gets outta shape and rolls Slick Willy then a look at the Big Go and some more action from the ‘bushe in 1984...

Run time 74 mins

TIME TRAVEL 57 is the first in a series looking at Kenny and Bev Coleman’s collection of films and Betamax tapes kicking off with a look at some cine film from Blackbushe 1973 where Kenny Coleman was helping out Dave Grady with his Chevy powered ‘69 Holden and there’s also shots of the Rose bros’ Barracuda and the Corvettes of Pete Andrews and Maurice Morley. Next a look at a young Kenny Coleman on his Matchless chopper before moving onto York 1980 where Kenny was running the ex-Pumpin’Iron Chevy/Viva renamed Coleman’s Mustard and Graham Hawes brings out his Black Magic Monza and Steve Read his Le Patron dragster in Pro Comp while Steve Murty gets the Wheelie Vauxhall up on two wheels. Then a look at Long Marston 1980 including Slick Willy in it’s original yellow guise and a bad day for Clive Mechaell as he gets sideways and climbs the barrier in his 427 Corvette. Next we take a look at Kenny’s Video footage and back to York for some close-up startline action from 1985 starting at the April RWYB including the Flavell Bros’ Pop Dragin, Gonzo the Great, Phil Forth in the Aces High Viva Van and Dave Grady who not only performs some smoky burnouts and wild rides in his Thundertruck but also give us an interview in his best American accent! Next it’s more video action from York at the Open Challenge in May ‘85 as Andy Craddock brings along his Caroline Top Fueller and Murt has a blast in the Pro Jet Truck. Also there Robin Read in the Bad Habit Daimler digger, Des Taylor in Revell Rebel, Mick Cheley in Mr Shifter, Roger Watson’s Torque ‘ot’ North Pop, Kurt Hinchcliffe’s Northern Hustler etc etc......... Finally we take a look at the 1985 Street Racer Championships at York in June including the incredibly quick Morris Minor of Nick Mann, Jean Tidswell’s Jean’s T, Dave Wright in his Roadrunner and Tom Laffey with impressive Crower dream topping on the Rat in his Capri...

Run time 105 mins

TIME TRAVEL 58 is the second in a series looking at Kenny and Bev Coleman’s Betamax tapes this time kicking off with some RWYB action from York Raceway in 1985 as Alan Gray has a few blower drive problems with his Cat and Mouse Game Super Gasser and Nigel Carter does some practice starts in his new Super Gas Mustang. Then it’s onto 1986 and a look at all four major race meetings at York starting at the Open Nationals in May where Dave Wright had some new super sticky Goodyears on his Roadrunner resulting in some wheels up launches and a barrier clipping wild ride. Gary Page was there in the Panic Monza delighting the crowds with some smoky 7 sec runs. Next it’s the annual Street Racer Championships in June and Nick Mann is back out in his Minor as is Dennis Boyle in his Pop. Kenny Coleman was running in Super Gas with his injected Chevy powered Maverick Stampede and Richard Lyon was out in his ex-Priddle Phase 3 Chevy slingshot. Then it’s the Northern Jet Nationals in August with Ian Lloyd’s Gonzo Topolino, Barry Potter’s Palladin Lotus Elan, Richard Moor’s Drag Addict Austin Ruby, Dave Warne’s Mean as Hell Vega, Dave Grady’s Ford F100 pick-up..etc, etc..... Finally a look at the Grand Finals in September including Frank Mason’s Corvette, Steve Heald’s Free Spirit dragster, Phil Forth’s Camera 84 T altered and Rob Houlston in the Bat out of Hell Anglia...

Run time 87 mins

TIME TRAVEL 59 is the third in a series from Kenny and Bev Coleman’s Betamax tapes this time looking at Santa Pod starting at the Labour Day Nationals in May 1985 featuring in Funny Car John Spuffard in the Showdown Vega, Gary Page in the Panic Monza, Alan Bates in the Houndog Corvette, Bill Sherratt in the Cannonball Arrow and Geoff Bosworth in the Mad Max Vega also Kurt Hinchcliffe was trying for a 10sec run in the Northern Hustler Ventora. Next it’s the 1985 World Finals in September and a strong field of Scandinavian entries including Sven Andersson’s Skip Camaro and Magne Gaara’s Rat powered Toyota running a best of three and in Pro Comp Funny Car Steiner Stolen, Bjorn Bergstrom and Pelle Wikner with his silver Trans Am complete with Moon Discs and from Germany Enrico Anthes’ 2CV. Also there was the ex-Sylvia Hauser Challenger with it’s new owners while Sylvia was out in her pink Sierra. Onto 1986 and a quick visit to the Fireworks Meet as Dave “No money, loads of nitrous” Wright in his Roadrunner takes on Dave “Happiness depends on 2 tons in the 10s” Grady in his Thundertruck in Super Gas. Next we move onto 1987 and the Big Go in May as the Draper Bros try out their Reckless Rat Fuel Altered and Kenny Coleman, Richard Eaton, Dave Wright and John Chabik fight it out in Super Gas. Finally we visit the Sun Supernationals in August 1989 and Norm Wilding tests the Lonsdale Passat Funny Car with the help of Frank Hawley while Nobby Hills tunes the Bad Influence Corvette Funny of Jim Whelan. Also Super Gas, Pro Mod and Pro Comp Eliminators are featured...

Run time 96 mins

TIME TRAVEL 60 is the 4th in a series looking at Kenny and Bev Coleman’s Betamax tapes this time from Long Marston and some NDRC action kicking off in 1986 and in Super Modified Mick Cheley with his 27T Mr Shifter, Dave Warne and the Mean as Hell Vega, Nigel Carter’s Mustang, the Clifton Bros’ Hot Tomato Opel GT, Tom Laffey’s Manta, Richard Eaton’s Quick Draw Duster and Dave Mingay’s Hellraiser Monza. The Funny Cars of Mike Burt, Leslie Prior, Gary Page and Alan Bates battle it out while Barry Sheavills brings out the Stagecoach ‘33 Plymouth coupe altered and Steve Woollett runs some quick times on his Kawasaki B/Fuel bike. Onto 1987 and more from Long Marston as Bev films the action from the top of the control tower. Clive Mechaell has a wild ride in his Super Gas Corvette switching lanes and following Graham Barrs’ Pinto through the traps. Kenny Coleman was running his Stampede Maverick in Super Modified and Mike Burt and Leslie Prior were back out in their Funny Cars. Finally we take a look at Long Marston in 1988 and Graham Barrs brings out his newly imported ex-Jim Van Cleve Pro Mod Mustang taking on the other Pro Mod cars including Mick Cheley’s wheelstanding Mr Shifter, Dave Warne and Geof Hauser’s Sierras, Tim Cook’s ‘56 Chevy and John Everitt’s injected Camaro which gets outta shape and hits the barrier at the top end. There’s also plenty of Super Gas action and in Pro Comp Craig Lowes, Steve Read, Barry Sheavills and Russ Carpenter do battle and Alan Bates fights for grip in Nobby Hill’s AC Delco sponsored Corvette Fuel Funny Car...

Run time 117 mins

TIME TRAVEL 61 is the 5th in a series looking at Kenny and Bev Coleman’s collection of Betamax tapes this time from York Raceway and Aintree kicking off at the June 1987 meeting at York featuring the Super Gas cars of Kenny Coleman in Stampede, Dave Peasant in Top Gun, Allen Flavell in Pop Draggin and Nigel Carter in his Mustang. Then it’s the Northern Jet Nationals in August where a damp track ment racing over the eighth. Jean Tidswell was there with her Nice as Pie Vega as was Dave Warne with his Mean as Hell Vega, Tom Laffey’s Manta and Richard Eaton’s Duster. Onto September and the York Grand Finals including Alan Bates and Leslie Prior in their Fuel Funny Cars and Mark Flavell in his Monza takes on brother Allen in his Pop and Ian Lloyd comes out in the Gonzo the Great Topolino. 1988 and the Open Challenge at York in May and Kenny Coleman now had a hood scoop on Stampede as he’d switched from injection to carburation and was getting outta shape on a damp track during qualifying. The Northern Jet Nationals was held over one of the hottest weekends of the year and included Allen Flavell in a renamed Fatal Attraction Pop, Neil Woodcock in his Humber Super Gasser which lost the rear screen at the top end, Dave Warne was obliterating the startline with tyre smoke in his Sierra, Kurt Hinchcliff was out in his rebuilt Ventora and Steve Green was lifting the front of his Cortina. Finally we take a look at the National Power Sports Festival at Aintree held over the August bank holiday in 1988 and some short squirts from Robin Read in his Daimler digger, Alan Bates in the AC Delco funny car and the Jets of Ronnie Picardo and Steve Murty...

Run time 112 mins

TIME TRAVEL 62 is the 6th in a series looking at Kenny and Bev Coleman’s Betamax tapes starting with the outdoor arena events at the 1988 Doncaster Custom Show as the G-Force Super Gassers perform some burnouts and practice starts. 7 cars turned up, Howard Jennings Wild Pony Pinto, Kenny Coleman’s Stampede Maverick, Allen Flavell’s Fatal Attraction Pop, Mark Flavell’s Monza, Dave Peasant’s Top Gun Manta, Dave Wright’s Roadrunner and Neil Woodcock’s Humber. Then it’s onto some proper Drag Racing as we visit York Raceway’s Grand Finals in September 1988 and the Super Gassers are back out joined by Trevor Hirst in the brand new Rover 800, Kurt Hinchcliffe in his Ventora and the Camaros of John Scott and Brian Peach who had handling problems off the line spinning off the track. Ian Lloyd in Gonzo the Great Topolino had a best of three with Dave Warne in the Mean as Hell Sierra, Barry Sheavills ran his Top Alcohol Dragster and Leslie Prior was out in her blown Alcohol altered...

Run time 118 mins

TIME TRAVEL 63 takes a 7th look at Kenny and Bev Colemans Betamax Tapes kicking off at Long Marston where Bev gets a good shot of the action from the top of the control tower at the side of the strip. The G-Force Super Gassers are back out including the blown Camaro of Brian Peach, Howard Jennings Wild Pony Pinto, Kenny Coleman’s Stampede Maverick, Allen Flavell’s Fatal Attraction Pop, Trevor Hirst’s Rover 800, Kurt Hinchcliffe’s Ventora, Dave Peasant’s Top Gun Manta, Steve Bollard’s Against all odds Vauxhall and John Scott’s Motorola Camaro. In Pro Mod there’s Smiling Mick Cheley’s Mr Shifter 27T roadster, Tim Hines’ Escort, Dave Mingay’s Hellraiser Monza and Dave Warne’s Mean as Hell Sierra, Ian Lloyd in Gonzo the Great takes on Brian Thomas in Paranoia and in Fuel Altered Rob Turner in Straight Shooter comes out against Clive Mechaell in the California Kid. Top Alcohol Dragster includes Barry Sheavills, Craig Lowes and Steve Read. We then travel onto 1990 and the new look and renamed Avon Park Raceway including Peter Barnett in the ex-Houndog Corvette Funny Car, Tim Cook in his Pro Mod ‘55 Chevy, Rob Turner in the ex-Cory McClenathan Mac Attack Dragster, Gary Page in the ex-Bruce Larson Kopex Entertainer Alky Funny, Steve Read in the Miller High Life Top Fueller and Norm Wilding who blows the motor during the burnout in the JWR Opel Senator Funny Car...

Run time 88 mins

TIME TRAVEL 64 is the 8th in a series of Kenny and Bev Coleman’s Betamax Tapes this time kicking off at Avon Park’s Summernationals in July 1989 where for the first time in the UK Super Gas was run as a 16 car eliminator including the cars of Tim Adam, Paul Jenkins, Al O’Connor, Ian Merryweather, Steve Bollard, Mark and Allen Flavell, Kurt Hinchcliffe, Gordon Appleton, Dave Peasant, Nick Stephenson, Neil Woodcock and Brian Peach who also got to take TV presenter Becky Adam for a ride in his Lethal Blow Rover. Pro Mod saw Tim Cook’s ‘56 Chevy, the Sierra’s of Geoff Hauser and Dave Warne, Colin Taylor’s Starlite Camaro, Dave Mingay’s Monza, Mick Cheley’s 27T, The Betts and Hirst Rover Fastback and Dave Pollen’s Manta. Steve Green took on Kev Jenkins in the Rover V8 Eliminator and Brian Thomas in Paranoia ran a best of three with Mick Gleadow’s Time Machine T altered. Charlie Draper laid down an impressive eighth mile burnout in the EMS TOGO Fuel Funny Car before taking on the Revill and Newby Entertainer Monza and Wayne Saunders, Barry Sheavills, Jon Lovett and Russ Carpenter battle it out in Pro Drag. Fuel Altered saw a couple of matchups from Clive Mechaell and Rob Turner. Then it’s onto 1990 and back to Avon Park and a look at Mark Newby in the Kopex Entertainer, Peter Barnett in the ex-Houndog Corvette, Clive Mechaell in the California Kid Corvette, Norm Wilding in the Lonsdale Passat and Steve Read in his Alky Dragster...

Run time 96 mins


TIME TRAVEL 65 takes a 9th look at Kenny and Bev Coleman’s Betamax tapes all taken during the 1989 racing season at York Raceway kicking off at the season opening May meeting and the G-Force Super Gassers are back out including Brian Peach in the Lethal Blow Rover, Ian Merryweather with his Banzai 454 Cobra, Mark and Allen Flavell with their Monza and Pop and Dave Peasant with the Top Gun Manta. The Rover V8 Eliminator includes Steve Green in his wheelstanding Cortina and Kev Jenkins in the Bob Nixon Chassis Pop. Dave Warne is back out with the Mean as Hell Sierra as is Frank Mason with his Corvette. Then it’s onto the annual Street Racer Championships in June and Steve Green is having problems finding traction with his street tyres fitted. Also out for the Street Machine Magazine cash is Dave Pierce in his Pop, Trevor Langfield in his Escort, Allan Packman in his Cobra and many more....... The Super Gassers are joined by Al O’Connor back from his tour of America with Al’s Gasser while Super Sportsman saw Colin Taylor’s Pro Mod Camaro, Ian Lloyd’s Gonzo Topolino and the Top Alky Dragster of John Dowse battling it out over the eighth. Finally it’s the Northern Jet Nationals in August and the Rover V8s and Super Gassers are back out in force along with a pair of Top Alky Dragsters as John Lovett in Catch 22 takes on John Dowse in the Blackout Racing machine...

Run time 115 mins

TIME TRAVEL 66 takes a 10th look at Kenny and Bev Coleman’s Betamax tapes starting at a resurfaced York Raceway in May 1990 and a good turnout of G-Force Super Gassers including Allen Flavell’s Fatal Attraction Pop, Richie Lea’s Trans Am, Ian Merryweather’s Banzai Cobra, Neil Woodcock’s Humber shoebox, Brian Pateman’s Pontiac, Kurt Hinchcliffe’s Ventora, Frank Griffin’s Stateside Autoparts Pop, Mick Myers’ Wild Thing Camaro, Tim Adam’s Anglia, Phil Drewitt’s Escort and Paul Jenkin’s Mopar Menace Aussie Dodge. The Rover V8 Eliminator was being run including Steve Green’s screaming Cortina and the Bob Nixon Chassis Pop run by Kev Jenkins and Gonzo the Great was match racing with the Betts and Hirst Pro Mod Rover. We then take a look at Kenny Coleman’s Rover Police Car based on the ex-Brian Peach Lethal Blow as he tests it at York then runs a couple of demos at Silverstone. Finally it’s back to York for the last round of the 1991 Rodley Motors UK Super Gas Championships where the regular ‘gassers were joined by the beautiful ‘37 Ford Coupe of Tony Rose and a surprising newcomer in the shape of the Clifton Bros’ blown Chevy powered Hot Tomato Opel GT...

Run time 79 mins

TIME TRAVEL 67 takes an 11th look at Kenny and Bev Coleman’s Betamax tapes this time from Doorslammer meets which were so popular in the 80s kicking off at the Custom Car sponsored Big Yank held at Long Marston in May 1985 including Bert Englefield’s 5-window ‘32, Tony Granston’s 454 American Autoparts Camaro, the Green Onions ‘55 Chevy, Frank Bennett’s Phantasm Pop, Doug Gray’s Bromley Arts 454 Camaro and Clive Mechaell’s Corvette. Then it’s of to Santa Pod in September 1985 and the first Gary’s Doorslammer Nationals which had to be renamed Internationals after a huge field of Scandinavian doorslammers turned up, many staying over from the World Finals. Bjorn Cronquist was there with his Pink Panther ‘65 Chevy Malibu as was the Skinner Bros’ ‘63 Nova, the Bilsport Nova, the ex-Sylvia Hauser Challenger and a wild wheelstanding beach buggy. From the UK was Dave Pollen and his 427 Chevy/Zodiac Pollen Count, Les Szabo’s Hot Metal Cuda, John Doc Claydon’s Big Block Corvette, the ex-Jeff Beck Boston Strangler T Bucket etc, etc........Next it’s October 1986 and back to the Pod for the 2nd Gary’s Doorslammer Internationals and another huge turnout of Scandinavian muscle while the Brits included Dennis Boyle’s Pop, Steve Green’s Cortina, Brian Pateman’s 455 Firebird, the Clifton Bros’ Hot Tomato Opel GT, Dave Warne’s Vega, Tom Laffey’s Manta, Graham Barrs’ Neon Star Pinto, Mark Richard’s Dodge, etc, etc..... Finally it’s 1989 and Doorslammers number 5 including Bjorn Cronquist with his wheelie popping Corvette, Dave Warne and Geoff Hauser’s Sierras, the B & H Autokraft Rover, Lethal Blow, Colin Taylor’s Starlight Camaro, Allan Packman’s 429 Mustang, Dave Pollen’s Manta, etc, etc...

Run time 98 mins

TIME TRAVEL 71 is all cine film taken by racers Phil Herrick and Jim Whiting kicking off with “Flying” Phil’s film at Santa Pod 1970 and the August Championships featuring the slingshot fuellers of Priddle and Skilton, the Swedish Topolino Maffia Mouse, Stripteaser, Stagecoach, Wild Thing, Invader and Walt Ithell’s twin Thunderbird powered rail. Then it’s onto 1973 and the Easter Springnat’s where John Whitmore brought out his 1293cc BMC powered Drag-n-fly slingshot to face the might of Priddles Mr Six! There’s also some great shots of Tee Rat, Houndog, Satans Toy and Firefly. Onto 1974 and some Junior Modified action as Phil Herrick in his Frogeye Muscle Sprout takes on Charlie Culling in Minority. Next it’s 1976 and Muscle Sprout is now a Competition Altered with Alfa Romeo power. There’s also Top Fuel action featuring the cars of Ronnie Picardo, Peter Crane, Roz Prior and Tony Froome. Then onto 1977 including Al’s Gasser and Dennis Priddle driving Garlits’ fueller. 1978 saw a few mods to Muscle Sprout and then in 1980 it’s back out with Rover V8 power. 1982 and the Frogeye body is swapped for a TR8 and a name change to Vicious Trait. Phil’s film ends with some Rover V8 action at Long Marston where he was running his Super Sprite. Then we move onto Jim Whiting’s cine film and back to 1977 for a look at his Modified Lotus powered Austin A40 Silent Knight running at Santa Pod and Blackbushe. Jim managed to film some excellent action from the guard rail on the startline as well as some top end shots in ‘77 and ‘78 including in Funny Car Gladiator, Stardust, Blue Max, Sundance, Priddle’s Monza, and Houndog and in Top Fuel Maneater, Highway Patrol, The Needle, Hemi Hunter, Revolution III, Competition Products and Medicine Man, not forgetting Dave Lee Travis on his motorized bar stool! After retiring his A40 Jim put the Lotus motor in a Caterham Lotus 7 for 1978 and there’s footage of it running at Santa Pod and Blackbushe also Malcolm Olley has a run in his Jet Dragster and Pat Cuss comes out on a very damp Wroughton drag strip for a demo run in the Bel-Ray...

Run time 71 mins

TIME TRAVEL 72 is all Video Footage taken at Santa Pod in 1981 and 1982 kicking off at the Daily Mirror World Finals Sept ‘81 including Stripteaser, Glacier Grenade, George Johnson’s GTO, Sylvia Hauser’s Dodge and a huge field of Pro Comp cars both from the UK and Scandinavia with plenty of smoky burnouts, practice launches and dry hops. Martin Hopp was there with his Bifrost Corvette also Steve Martin in Krypton, Brian Hazelton, Ronnie Picardo, Jim Read, Bjorn Ardin and Steina Stolan in the beautiful California Charger Trans Am. In Funny Car Gladiator, Houndog, Cannonball, Rain City Warrior and Satan’s Sledge battle it out as the skys darken and the flames can be seen from the headers, also the Hellbender, Scorpion and Vampire Jets come out to do their stuff. On next to 1982 and the Easter Internationals and more Pro Comp and Funny Car action including Harlan Thompson, Rune Fjeld and Tony Boden. Also the Red Arrows do their display and Sammy Miller runs his Oxygen Rocket Dragster and the other classes include Mr Shifter, Paranoia, Magnum Force and Torque ‘ot North, then it’s a look at the August Supernationals with Al’s Gasser, Dyno Des Taylor and Clive Mechaell in Top Modified, Altered action from Phantasm, Helzapoppin and a pair of Jag powered Mini Vans as Stripteaser takes on Seconds Out. Bootsie comes out and blows the blower off Asphalt Alleygator in the burnout and Roy Phelps does some wheelstands in the Wheelie Stingray. Finally it’s the 1982 September World Finals and more Pro Comp action including Norm Wheeldon in his Slingshot. Tom Hoover joins in the Funny Car action with his Showtime Corvette and Dennis Priddle at last manages a five second run in his Fueller. Other classes include Madness Camaro, Heavy Breathin’ A40, Hell Raiser ‘57 Chevy and Sammy Miller in his Vanishing Point Rocket Funny Car...

Run time 89 mins

TIME TRAVEL 74 is all cine film starting with Marty Babbs films at the Santa Pod Internationals 1971 including the Top Fuel final between the slingshots of Dennis Priddle and Clive Skilton, then onto North Luffenham 1971 where they meet again. Next it’s Snetterton 1974 as Brian Richards brings out his Wheelie Vauxhall and Priddle runs the STP Avenger then onto ‘75 still at Snetterton as Skilton, Churchill and Pratt race their Funny Cars, Roz Prior runs her first 6 in the Fast Lady slingshot and Stripteaser, Liquidator, Al’s Gasser and Imagination battle it out. Then it’s over to Santa Pod June ‘75 for some action including Themis, Poacher, Ratcatcher, Mr Shift, Midas Mist, Easy Ridin’ and Geronimo. Next the July Internationals and an 8 car Funny Car Eliminator including Bootsie breaking both ends of the record and Street action from Red E, Blue Rose II, Mean Machine and the Mustangs of Ivan Fryer and John Ledster. Onto 1976 and the Springnationals at the Pod featuring an 8 car Top Fuel Eliminator with Don Garlits getting shutdown by Pete Crane who runs the UK’s first 5. Also Altered action from Sunset, Dorset Horn, Mr Big and Panic. Next it’s Ken Sweeney’s films back at the Pod and some great close up shots of the action in ‘75 including the wild Altereds 2 Ton Car Men, Mellow Yellow, Rat Fink, Stagecoach, Proteus and Moon City Charger. Then it’s back to the ‘76 Springnationals where Ken filmed some of the qualifying from the barn. Next it’s the ‘76 May Day Meet at Santa Pod and some shots of some of the cars coming down the fire-up road before racing including Alky Holic, Frantic, Cliff Puddle’s Pop and Helzapoppin. Onto Blackbushe 1976 for the NDRC Tor Line Funny Car Meet including a large turnout of Scandinavian entries in all classes. We finish with some Funny Car burnouts at Santa Pod ‘78 including Gladiator, Houndog, JWR Monza, Stardust and Sneaky Gloworm...

Run time 40 mins

TIME TRAVEL 79 takes a look at two hours of Ken Robbins’ video footage from the 1989 Santa Pod World Finals. Kicking off with a look round the pits as Ken chat’s with some of his Essex mates including Norm Wilding, Steve Dodd and Roger Sinclair. Then Ken’s up on the bank filming the parade of Scandinavian Pro Stockers that cruised down the strip together before the start of Sundays Eliminations. Ken then managed to film most of the races in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Comp, Pro Stock, Pro Modified as well as some of the Sportsman classes...

Run time 119 mins

TIME TRAVEL 80 is all video footage taken by Ken Robbins at the 1990 Cannonball Meeting at Santa Pod featuring a mix of Nitro and Alky Funny Cars including Harlan Thompson, Jim Whelen, Gary Page, Rune Fjeld, John Niedowoz, Micke Kagerad, Leif Hellander, Todd Simpson, Dal Denton, Bjorn Ardin and Urs Urbacher. Ken also films some of the other Class Eliminations as well as a wander round the pits filming the teams working franticly on their cars while Roger Sinclair and team drink tea...

Run time 79 mins

TIME TRAVEL 81 is all video footage taken by Ken Robbins at the 1990 World Finals at Santa Pod. Including some evening qualifying for the nitro cars with flames out the headers and a look at most of Sunday’s Eliminations from the Pro classes as well as some of the Sportsman action...
Ken takes his camera round the pits to film cars being worked on, has a chat with Norm Wilding and even gets to film two interviews with the lovely Liv Berstadt...


Run time 111 mins

TIME TRAVEL 82 is all video footage taken by me at the 1991 Pro Comp Classic at Avon Park Raceway. I’ve put three and a half hours onto two dvd discs as I filmed nearly every pass down the quarter mile on the Sunday. If you were running that day then you’re probably on the dvd...

Run time 209 mins

TIME TRAVEL 87 takes a look at the cine film taken by Pete Blake with my own narration visiting Santa Pod, Blackbushe and Snetterton between 1973 & 1979.
Also featured are Pete’s VW and Bantam bodied Competition Altereds and Mick Saunders’ T Altered The Animal both on the strip and a bit of private testing at Ford Airport.
We kick off at Santa Pod in ’73 and some Pro Stock and Altered action. Then onto Blackbushe ’74 as Dave Stone in Tee Rat runs a full smokey quarter. Onto 1975 and some more action from the Pod and the ‘Bushe... Next it’s 1976 and Mick Saunders, Kevin Harvey, Dave Page and Robin Tallis bring out their Altereds at Santa Pod. Then we go to Snetterton where rain brings the meeting to a close but Barry Sheavilles decides to make use of the track for some testing at the end of the day when the rain stops followed by some of the other cars and bikes. Pete gets some good shots from the barn at the ’76 Supernationals as Tony Froome, Pete Crane, Ronnie Picardo and Ros Prior battle it out in Top Fuel while Dennis Priddle and Allan Herridge face each other in Funny Car. Also the smaller classes are covered including some wild smokey wheelstanding runs from Al’s Gasser... 
Onto 1977 and more Altered action at the Pod including Poison Ivy, Syndicate, T Bird, Drag Addict, Incredible Hulk, Reality and Fire Injun. Then it’s back to Blackbushe. The 1977 August Supernationals saw the Fuellers and Funnys run in one Eliminator and Pete catches the action as Owen Hayward loses control and crashes the Houndog Funny Car. More action from the Pod in ’78 including Liquidator, Hellzapoppin, Devil, Lizard and Thunderbird. Finally onto 1979 as Ollie Burn brings out his Vega Funny Car to face wife Liz Burn’s Dragster at Blackbushe. Also Panic and Thunderbird have a smokey dual along with Vandal, Auto Cat, Apollo, Pub-crawler, Imagination, Pink Panther, Motor Mouse, etc, etc...

Run time 51 mins

TIME TRAVEL 88 is made up of cine film taken by Tim Mudd from 1968-1970. Tim used to visit most of the meetings at Santa Pod along with a large group of mates and camping gear and got a job as one of the marshals enabling him to get some close up start-line shots with his cine camera. The film kicks off as Tony Densham takes Commuter to the first eight second run at Santa Pod by a British team, then we see the ‘Battle of the Giants’ as Tudor Rose meets Commuter for a series of eight second smoky match-ups. Tim also visited Elvington to film Dennis Priddle clocking 8.291 followed by an 8.301 in the opposite direction for a new standing quarter mile record for Tudor Rose.
Other cars from 1968 featured include… Slo-mo-shun, Gold Rush, Geronimo, Hustler, Motorvation, Stripstar, Weekend Warrior, Liquidator, Good Vibrations, Houndog, Berpop and the ’57 Chevys of Dave Riswick and Joe Copp. Onto 1969 and a handicapped match-up between Harold Bull in Stripduster and Commuter, an outta shape lane swapping run by Derek Chin on Pegasus and some smoky 9 second runs by Alf Hagon on his mighty Jap. Also featuring… Whistler, Hush Too, Opus One, Invader, Malibu Express, Turtle Tee, Trouble, etc, etc. Finally some footage from the 1970 Santa Pod Internationals and from Sweden Bjorn Andersson who brought over his Valkyrian slingshot also Lars Nigell and Hans Fromm with their injected Capri Funny Car. The new Quartermaster fueller is featured run by Dennis Priddle who after getting his goggles covered in oil hits one of the finish marker boards writing off the front of the car...

Run time 44 mins

TIME TRAVEL 89 is made up of the cine film taken by bike racer Philip Eeles from 1966-1971 including shots of his own Triumph drag bikes. We start with a look at the first year of racing at Santa Pod in 1966 including a visit to the August bank holiday Championships and featuring names like… Lurch, Juggernaut, Dragoon, Stripduster, Weekend Warrior, Barons Barrow, Worden, Bazooka, Norwesterner, Wild Thing, Ratcatcher, Pulsation, Houndog, Wicked Lady, the two Allard Dragons and the rebuilt ex-Mickey Thompson Harvey Aluminum Special re-named Golden Hind. Onto 1967, some bike racing and a look at the American Commando Drag Team in the pits and a full smoky pass by Bud Barns in Ultrasonic. Then we move onto Elvington for the 1968 Records Meet including John Hobbs breaking records on Olympus and John Woolfe belching flames out the carbs in the twin Chevy powered Hustler II. Next 1970 and a detailed look at the wild Crescent Coupe in the Santa Pod pits while at Martlesham Heath Stu Bradbury waves the Dragfest flags for an unusual car v bike race as Harold Bull in Stripduster takes on Mick Butler on Pegasus. Also featured from 1970… Quartermaster, Geronimo, Whistler, Dos Palmos, Red Baron, Sneaky, Itsaviva, Hot Dog, Gloworm, Commuter and the bikes of Robin Dichter, Tony Bartrum, Dennis Norman and Pete Miller.
Finally the 1971 Santa Pod Internationals including the Transit Super Van, Invader, Wild Honey, Metronome, Shutdown, Asmodeus, Age Machine, Hot Wheels AMX, Frighten Chicken, Wheelie Stingray, Dragonfly the AA Fuellers of Priddle, Skilton and Densham also the bikes of Mick Warne, Roger Barnes and Nigel Dodds...

Run time 40 mins