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Custom Car December 2020

Custom Car is still the best magazine to bring you the latest round-up of custom cars, hot rods and street machines making waves in the custom car scene around the world. From low budget traditional hot rods and customs to hi-tech street rods and 250mph drag strip pounders, the expert team of writers bring together event coverage, technical articles, project cars, news and reviews and feature cars every month. Find out how some of these amazing creations have been put together, the latest goings-on at the heart of the UK drag-racing scene and what else is going on in the world of modified cars. In addition, the magazine offers a popular classified section for those looking to buy and sell.

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new faces

Lesley Wright (formerly Lesley Digby) was recently appointed Honorary Chair of the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame, succeeding founding chairman, the late Stuart Bradbury. Lesley has enjoyed a long and distinguished association with British drag racing. Having initially served on the BDR&HRA committee, Lesley went on to master mind the formation of the Santa Pod Racers Club into a limited liability company for the protection of members. She also worked with the SPRC's Technical Committee to revise the rule book and introduce SFI safety measures to Europe. Lesley also helped found the Hall of Fame itself and, in recognition of her contributions to the sport, was elected a member in 2017. Lesley commented, “I am in complete shock at being asked to be the Chair of the BDRHoF. It is such an…

1 Min
ed and shoulders

Whilst 2020 will most likely be remembered as the year that wasn’t, I wonder if 2021 will be remembered as the year that was? I’m writing this mid-October, the day after Boris Johnson unveiled the government’s three-tier system for future lockdowns, and so right now, none of us know what the situation for future shows, car meets and drag racing will be. It’s pretty evident the festive period this year will be far from normal, but let’s all be positive and look forward to a full calendar of rodding and racing in 2021. What a year that will be, eh? Events will be plentiful and very well supported. We’ve all missed out this year, so it’s only natural we should max out when things begin to resemble normality once again. On top of…

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restoration on the move

The Restoration Show & Spares Market has moved venue. Scheduled for Sunday 29 November, the show will take place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, from 9am through to 3pm. The show’s main draw is the autojumble, with this year offering even more traders in the outdoor areas. Understandably, strict social distancing measures will be a priority. Limited classic car and motorcycle preferential parking will be available on a first come, first served basis, along with a reduced entry fee of £5 for drivers. Passengers will need to purchase a ticket in advance at £8 per person. On-the-day admission price for visitors is £10. www.restoration-show.co.uk…

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bonneville salt flats

On 9 November, Arcadia Publishing will release the latest title in its Images in America series, Bonneville Salt Flats. Penned by ‘Landspeed’ Louise Ann Noeth, with a foreword by Alex Xydias, the book is driven by photos, not deeds and speeds. With nine chapters and over 200 images, the 128 pages offer a chronology of racing on the salt from 1914 up to the present day. Specific chapters pay homage to women racers, motorcycles and thrust-powered machines. Reputedly for the first time in print, every car and motorcycle that ran at the inaugural 1914 time trial will be illustrated. Priced at $21.99 plus postage from America, a limited number of autographed copies can be reserved online. www.landspeedproductions.biz…

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remember, remember

Fireworks Frenzy is Santa Pod’s annual family attraction, but its Covid-secure 2020 edition will reach an altogether higher level. With pyrotechnics by Titanium Fireworks, Fireworks Frenzy Drive-In will feature a bespoke display and accompanying soundtrack. The all-aerial show and socially-distanced drive-in facility will ensure a spectacular display within a safe environment. Admission is by car load, with a maximum of six occupants, with each vehicle then allocated a parking bay with space for people to stand alongside. Socially-distanced grandstand viewing is also available, along with toilets and limited catering facilities. As you may have guessed, the date is Thursday 5 November, with gates opening at 5:30pm. Tickets cost £45 per vehicle and must be booked in advance. There will be no admission on the gate. https://santapod.co.uk/frenzy.php…

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a blast from the past

It was almost like old times on the last weekend of September when Don Garlits once more stepped into the Top Fuel winners’ circle at the re-scheduled NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville, Florida. Understandably, now 88 years old, ‘Big Daddy’ wasn’t actually driving the winning Top Fueller that current NHRA champion, Steve Torrence, had decked out in a 1970’s-era Garlits livery as a tribute to the great man. But he was on the start line for each round, and Torrence carried the Garlits colours all the way to victory. Most definitely a déjà vu occasion for anyone there who witnessed any of Garlits’ own impressive achievements over the years.…