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Dragstalgia 2015 at Santa Pod Raceway Photos Now Uploaded.

This years event built on the past years and was the best yet. Have a look at my photos (link below) I've only just posted these as I like to give the Magazines a chance to get them published first before they all appear on the net.Facebook Dragstalgia Photos

It was well worth the wait for the European finals at Santa Pod Raceway. And Mark Todd Wins in Street Eliminator.

Street Eliminator Euro Final Winner Mark Todd well done Sir. With a storming 7.36 second pass in the final.

Steve nearly matching Richard Billings (208 mph) best Speed with a 207 mph across the finish line.

New PB for Butch, 9.8 seconds from his home built car, well done mate :)

Great to see the Big Scot Back in the 7s.

New PB for Gary in his Supra, well done on your 7.9 second pass. Now a member of a small club!

Great to see Jonny Smith doing the rounds in his Electric car, it made the cruise with battery life to spare. And a new PB of 10.8 seconds at over 120 mph!

Out on the Cruise, Jonny leading the way with another newbie to the class Carl Goldsmith in his VW Golf, Richard Merriman in his Beetle, Martin Smith in the GTR and just in View Matt Smith in the escort Cossie.

Sadly Alan Williamson had some problems and wasn't able to complete the Cruise, I think I heard Alan say he was pleased the part broke on the cruise and not on track at speed!

What a super weekend at Santa Pod. I got many great photos of all the Action from the many different classes, but as class sponsor of the Street Eliminator, I would like to show you just a few of my favoraite Images. So much to talk about with many highs and some lows to talk about, watch out for these photos in Custom Car Magazine and for a full r...
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Some interesting flame patterns last night at the Pod

The Top Fuel boys and girls gave us all a good display last night at santa pod with some dark running. I managed to catch  Showtime funny car with an odd flame.

The first Electric Powered car to run in the Street Eliminator running tomorrow at the Euro Finals Santa Pod Raceway.

Good to see Jonny Smith in his Flux Capacitor Electric Powered Car taking part in Street Eliminator. As a class sponsor Jonny kindly fitted my sticker (so should run better now 😉) The team are hoping, after a few more tweeks to get into the 10s all going well. Busy day tomorrow for them and the class as 5 planned runs are o...
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Ben's Mk1 Cooper S shot at Goodwood Circuit today, With guest driver Sir Chris Hoy.

Ben showing us just how good his new Mini looks on the move. (Full feature on this car in the coming Issue of Mini Magazine)

James Martin was out in his Mini

Jason Plato (left)

Mark Blundell in a Lotus Cortina

Theo Paphitis (in his cap) lining up in a Ford Anglia

F1 driver Karun Chandhok driving Swiftunes own mini.

Many thanks to Ben Shuckburgh of CKL Developments for showing us his newly finished Mk1 Cooper S, what a stunner! He was testing at the Goodwood track today and was great to do a Photoshoot on it in such suitable surroundings. This was the first time the car would be driven in anger. With the Goodwood Revival only a couple of weeks away and a guest...
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Daniel Kakoschke sets a blistering time in his Donkey Tec Golf VR6 Turbo

​​Yesterday at Santa Pod the VW Action Show, just as the last few minutes of running time ticked by, ​Daniel in his Donkey Tec Golf VR6 Turbo 4WD did an 8.517 @ 164.86 mph! So what could it run today???

One of my busiest days shooting 11 car in total!

Yesterday with the guys from @pvw_mag  an arranged 7 car cover photoshoot for the mag was planned, it was then decided to do 6 short shoots on these barmy motors from over seas. They range in power from 900 to 1100 brake horse power! To cut a long story short I ended up with a total of 11 different cars in from of my l...
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800 + bhp NOVA all the way from Holland

I've just spoken to Eljan what a nice guy, I found out his Nova is putting out over 800 bhp and his best time so far is in the 8s , I can't wait to see this run tomorrow at 've action, Santa pod raceway.

996 Porsche 700 bhp Twin Turbo

Stuarts 996 Porsche makes the pages in GT Porsche Magazine this month. This car believe it or not is 15 year old, yes 15! But looks as modern as ever in my eyes. It boasts 700 bhp from its twin turbo 3.6 litre engine. And take it from me it's quick! (thanks for the quick ride Stu!)

VW Action this Weekend

Really looking forward to VW Action at Santa Pod Raceway this coming weekend, many motors from across the water as well as the UK cars will be hitting the strip so expect to see some stunning quick times!

MB Developments Mad Subaru

Great day with the boys at MB Developments, they have created a real marmight car (which I really liked!) It's just had its first tune and on just under 1 bar made nicely into the 600s horses!  See more on this brut in the coming issues of Japanese Performance Magazine. Here is a quick camera phone pic.

RK Tunings Nissan in the NEW Issue of Banzai Magazine

Ron Kiddells Winfield GTR Nissan

Big thanks to Ron for allowing me to shoot his new project, it's a real stunner.

Honda NSX

​Out in this months www.retrocarsmag.com is a very special Honda NSX that Honda Institute allowed us access to. Not only was this the very first NSX in the UK but BOTH Ayrton and Bruno Senna have driven this very car, and now I'm sat in it!

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