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British Drag Racing Hall of
Fame 2010
After a very successful race season in 2010
racers, officials and their guests gathered in
Birmingham, England on 5th February for the
annual Santa Pod Racers Club / Avon Park
International Racing Association dinner and
dance which also incorporate trophy
presentations. Since its inception the
announcement of the inductees into the British
Drag Racing Hall of Fame has become a major
and eagerly awaited part of this event each year.
The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame selection
panel spent many hours debating the merits of this
year’s nominations before deciding on the final four
British inductees and one overseas inductee. The
panel was in agreement the process does not get
any easier as there are so many people who fit the
criteria for induction, which makes the award even
more prestigious for those that are inducted each
In association with US Automotive, the inductees for
the 2010 BDRHoF are as follows:
Each Inductee receives a “Bootsie” - a bespoke
BDRHoF trophy containing a glass Hologram of
British drag racing legend, Allan ‘Bootsie’ Herridge.
Inductees also receive an enamel lapel pin,
identifying them as a member of the British Drag
Racing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame also has its
own dedicated website at
For the record, eligibility for induction into the British
Drag Racing Hall of Fame extends to any person
who has driven, owned, designed, built, maintained,
prepared, promoted, officiated, supported or taken
part in any capacity connected with British Drag
Terry Gibbs
Terry Gibbs bought a Camaro in 1977, the first of many
and by the early 80s he was racing in the Street classes
at Blackbushe. He later went on to setup Camaros
Unlimited and imported the Obsession '69 Camaro in
1993 running in Super Gas before becoming involved in
the promotional side of Drag Racing at Avon Park with
his highly successful Super Series Meets helping the
growth of Sportsman racing in the UK. 2002 saw Terry
move on to new challenges with the Xtreme Wheels
Shows at Alexandra Palace.
Harlan Thompson
Harlan Thompson made his mark in British Drag Racing History
driving Knut Soderquist's "Tre Kroner" Funny Car. In September 1980
he won the 16 car eliminator which featured the best cars from the UK,
Scandinavia and America. Not only that but he did it again in '81 and
went on to many Funny Car wins with Budweiser sponsorship through
to the 90s as well as clocking the first European Funny Car five in
1985. 2009 saw Harlan back out driving Jonny Nilsson's "Tre Kroner"
replica in Sweden.