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You Tube

All Videos

All the videos I have to show (80) can be viewed on my YouTube channel that can be accesed on the link below. Scroll down the page and when at the bottom you will be giving the chance to "load 10 more"

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Full Movie

International Draggin in Olde England

Here is the full film made at the Santa Pod Raceway 1973 July International meeting.

Features the US visitors Don Schumacher (Stardust) and Paula Murphy (Miss STP) and also Danny Johnson.
This film also shows the "Transcontenental" funny car crash and has some other more light hearted moments.

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Santa Pod Raceway 1972

In 1972 Ian Turbuville and a few friends made a short movie at Santa Pod in 16mm film as part of his second year degree course in fine art at Nottingham University for which he got a BA hons II. Sadly the audio didn't survive but we are left with some great footage from that season.

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Drag Mad

Excellent Film from director Nick Gilby which gives us a fly on the wall look at the Dorset Horn team in the 1970' plus plenty of other great racingfootage from the era..

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Man it's better than sex

Trevor Gardiner made this film as part of his degree at Middlesex Polytechnic. It was funded by Gauloises with
much help from NDRC and the late great Alan Wigmore.
The technical staff were from Coles Prendergast, a small film making company doing commercial
and corporate stuff.

Some fantastic footage and interviews from Snetterton and the film finishes with Trevor and the team holding ground as Malcom Olley charges at them in the Jet Car

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SuperCharge

A great film with racing form the late 1970's from Santa Pod Raceway. Classic action with Allan Herridge, Dennis Priddle etc

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Full Movie

1980 TorLine Pro Comp Championship

Hard fought Pro Comp Series from Santa Pod Raceway

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Short Clip

Tony Densham and Commuter

The Commuter dragster runs a 9 sec pass followed by an interview with the late Tony Densham about the car and the sport in the UK at the time

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Short Clip

Sammy Miller 3.81

I don't know if we will ever see anything run down a drag strip again that was as spectacular as Sammy Miller in one of his awesome rocket powered cars. The performance of his cars was astonishing. The numbers he ran in these cars still seem unbelievable today. In Holland Sammy run the 1/8th in 1.6 sec at 307mph, he still today holds the world 1/4 mile record at 3.58 sec at 386 mph. With up to 25000 horsepower on tap and pulling up to 12g's Sammy's body would sometimes take a hour to recover after a run and with nose and ear bleeds quite common. Sadly Sammy died in 2002 in a incident unrelated to Drag Racing.

This amazing 1982 clip shows Sammy trying to break Kitty O'Neils 1/4 mile time of 3.74 in the Oxygen Dragster

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Short Clip

Tom Christenson - Hogslayer

Tom Christenson running at Silverstone UK. A demo burnout and a pass on the 'Hogslayer' Norton Tom is then interviewed

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Full Feature

York Raceway 1994

Programme from York Raceway in 1984. Good programme with plenty of interviews and racing.

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Home Video

UK Drag Racing 1991

Filmed by Peter Donaldson. Great footage taken at Avon Park and Santa Pod Raceway in the 1991 season

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Home Video

1992 Santa Pod Raceway

Filmed and edited by Peter Donaldson. Great film from the meeting including plenty of footage from the barn.

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Short Clip

Allan Herridge - Gladiator

UK Drag Racing Legend Allan ''Bootsie'' Herridge has a early morning stormer in the Gladiator Fuel FC at Santa Pod Raceway  

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Short Clip

Allan Herridge - Tom Hoover

Bootsie gives us his fascinating account on drag racing and Tom Hoover tells us about his UK debut in the Blue Max FC. Also has some cracking FC footage on it.

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Short Clip

Sammy Miller - Oxygen

Short clip of Sammy racing the Oxygen rocket car at Santa Pod Raceway in 1981

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Short Clip

1970's Santa Pod TV Advert

Advert for SPR, show the Houndog 7 wheelie.

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Short Clip

Sylvia Hauser & Roz Prior

Sylvia drives the Rossi Dodge while Roz takes on the Hellbender Jet Car

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Film

Zandvoort 1982

Drag Racing on the 1/8th

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Cine Film

Trevor Young -Competition Products Car

Cine film of Trevor Young

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Cine Film

Santa Pod 1970's

15 mins of Cine film -Mixed Years

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TV Film

Cannonball 1980

TV Report from the meeting

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