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Santa Pod will be joined on stand once again by Lucas Oil Products UK who will have representatives on hand to explain the company's extensive range of automotive lubricants, treatments, additives and ancillary products, with a selection of products on sale.
Owner-driver Martin Hill and his crew will be on hand to explain the intricacies of the Pratt and Whitney J60 jet engine.
You will be able to find the Santa Pod Raceway stand in Hall 2, stand which is the show's new location for and which is on the Piazza side of the NEC. Thursday and Friday are trade-only days and Saturday and Sunday are open to the public.
Mister Six book review. If you have a short attention span then take our word for it and go straight to mistersix. If not, then read on. Not only has he always come across as modest, but throughout his career Dennis preferred to remain a private person.
Never unapproachable - legions of fans can attest to that - just private, and that's not an easy thing to do when you consider that driving a Fuel car makes you public property to some degree.
It is not within my purview to suggest who might have taken the double helping of ego on that day. Ultimately Dennis was swayed towards approval by the wishes of his wife and daughter, and by proxy his grandchildren, and by the chance to pay tribute to those who helped him.
That eventual acceptance must have been as much music to Keith Lee's ears as the book's announcement and the identity of its author were to all of ours. Dennis has at least received due credit, with induction into both the International and British Drag Racing Halls of Fame and indelible entries in UK and European history books, but Keith is one of a small but select group who have served the sport in various capacities for as long as one can remember but who have not received as much acclaim as they deserve, regardless of whether they seek it which Keith certainly does not.
You cannot be a fan of racing in the UK or Europe without having read something written by Keith or seen his photographs. If you like your nostalgia then open one of your old magazines and some of Keith's work will likely be looking back at you.
If you are sufficiently advanced in years then you will have attended races at which Keith could be heard commentating, and of course at Dragstalgia every year he is a welcome visiting expert commenting upon and simultaneously photographing a contingent of bike legends in whose organisation he is involved.
Having been around the sport since the Drag Fests, having known Dennis forever, having been there during the classic Skilton, Herridge and other rivalries, and having such a high reputation for his photo-journalism, there was no-one more qualified than Keith to write this biography.
Everything, but everything is in this book from Dennis' childhood through his racing career - every car and bike, every crew member, associate and sponsor, every race, every country and of course Tomorrow's World - and what he has been up to since.
The effort which Keith put into his research, and the effort which his wife Annie put into fact-checking and proof-reading, are evident on every page. So you either had to be there or wait for magazines or journals which eventually arrived some time after an event.
This makes Keith's race-by-race account of Dennis' career even more impressive. There is so much more besides, though, including workshop, war and travel stories, kitchen detail and opinions from Dennis' crew, contemporaries and friends.
That the book often reads like a print version of a Hall of Fame Bench Race is no bad thing and is, I think, exactly what a lot of nostalgia fans wanted.
In his opening comments Keith makes it clear that the intention was not hagiography but warts and all, and it is equally clear that Dennis agreed, but upon reading the book it quickly struck Your News Editor that there is little reason to believe that Dennis kissed very many toads anyway.
Laugh-out-loud and what most of us would consider merely typically-riotous racing stories abound, but even where there is controversy Keith has gone to great lengths to establish the facts. With so much information in the book, a fair bit of it necessarily technical, one could be forgiven for fearing that the text might be heavy-going but in fact Keith's writing style is conversational, informative, interesting and so easy to read that the reader runs a serious risk of suddenly noticing that it is getting light again outside.
As things stand the book is only on sale for delivery to the UK but it has to be said that it has huge hit potential with racing fans elsewhere on the planet at time of writing a copy is destined for Finland via Rogerham Mansions since even if you don't happen to be able to read English then you would still feel that you had had more than your money's worth courtesy of the sheer number and quality of on- and off-track and behind-the-scenes pictures, both colour and black and white, featured on every page.
What also helps is the beauty of the vehicles which Dennis campaigned and the photographs stand as a tribute both to Dennis and his team who built them, and to those who painted them: Some pictures, such as the definitive shot of Mr Revell on the front cover which still makes Your News Editor gasp in admiration, are instantly recognisable from use in years gone by but Keith has gone deep into the archives to bring us previously-unseen photographs which are a revelation Your News Editor didn't know about the Avenger Funny Car in yellowDennis himself took some of the pictures and supplied others, and other photographers have allowed the use of their work, Roger Phillips' works of art being a notable example.
As if the photographs are not enough there are also line drawings, chassis blueprints and other technical illustrations. With Dennis' life covered in such detail and in so many chapters it is not easy to pick a personal highlight, but one of several chapters vying for favourite is that tracing the history, current location or fate of Dennis' own race cars and those which he built for others.
We are all aware of, and grateful for, the continued use of a Monza body of Dennis' on Phil James' Championship-winning Wild Bunch car but it is fascinating, and in a few cases heart-breaking, to read an authoritative account of the continued life, or not, of the rest of Dennis' kit.
With Christmas approaching, Mister Six: The Story of Drag Racing Legend Dennis Priddle would be the obvious present for the race fan in your life, if not for the fact that making someone wait another few weeks for this excellent book would constitute mental cruelty.
You can order your copy at mistersix. Orders are currently only accepted for delivery in the UK but there is nothing to stop you ordering a copy to send overseas yourself.
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The most recent beat in the story is that Telltale is well and truly dead. BDRHoF do the honours. 22nd November: The thirteenth annual British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala Awards Dinner, sponsored by Lucas Oil Products, was held last Saturday at the Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey, and enjoyed by more than two hundred attendees.
New inductees to the Hall of Fame from the sport in the UK were joined by a group of ten UK and Swedish drag racing legends in an. Both AMC and Smilegate were in discussions to invest in Telltale Games, deals that management thought would save the company.
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