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THE NATIONAL VETERAN TOUR, 2012 - DRAG RACING AT WILLOWBANK:

Willowbank Raceway hosted one afternoon of the National Veteran Tour in September, 2012. The event was a real eye-opener, the determination of eager Veteran Car Drivers fronting up to the staging area and 'discreetly' charging down the 1/8th mile, then coming back to do it all again, amazing. I'm confident Willowbank Raceway had never witnessed such a spectacle before, a certain current Professional Drag Racer even had a go in a 'borrowed' Veteran Car!

SELECTED IMAGES FROM THE NUMEROUS 'COMPETITORS':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAGING ISSUES...

 

 

SELECTED IMAGES FROM THE NUMEROUS 'DRAG RACING CHARACTERS':

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE AWARDS CEREMONY: At the completion of the Drag Racing and a lunch break, Willowbank Raceway presented the Trophies and Certificates for the Fastest ET and Terminal Speed. One car and driver combination #77: Kevin Spackman and his 1913 Model T Ford held off all challengers and 'won the lot'!

Over a measured 1/8th of a mile Kevin achieved an elapsed time record of 17.124 seconds and a terminal speed of 38.19mph in the '1903~1918 Class'.

KEVIN SPACKMAN AND THE TROPHIES FOR ET AND FASTEST SPEED

KEVIN SPACKMAN AND HIS MODEL T IN THE STAGING AREA

#77: THE WILLOWBANK RACEWAY CERTIFICATES

SHANE TUCKER AND A VETERAN DRAG CAR: Current Professional Drag Racer Shane Tucker tries his hand at drag racing a Veteran Car.

 

 

 

COMPARISONS: Willowbank Raceway had various Modern Drag Racers and their machinery at the Drag Strip during the National Veterans Tour visit, I endeavoured to capture the extreme variation in form and function between Veteran Cars and Modern Drag Race Cars here:

 

 

 

MORE DRAG RACING COVERAGE: Please continue viewing my records of Drag Racing by selecting from the following...

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Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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