Drag Racing in the U.K. 1963 – 65
I just found some great color (or should I say ‘colour’) footage of Blackbushe Aerodrome drag racing in England in the mid 60s! I’ve written about Santa Pod Raceway and it’s history before, but here’s earlier footage of the First and Second International Drag Festival from 1964 and 65. You’ll see lots of cool FED’s, Gassers and Rail Jobs, along with shots of the Moon Eyes car (not to mention an AC Cobra and Ferrari GTO…), and drag racing stars visiting from Stateside like Mickey Thompson, ‘TV’ Tommy Ivo and Tony Nancy. Another nice thing about this footage is the commentary, so you actually get the British Drag history along with the images. Enjoy!