Nostalgia Funny Car
In recent years there has been a resurgence in Funny Cars with classic body styles replicating the golden age of drag racing and the performance of these cars has complimented their appearance perfectly.
Long smoky burnouts, dry hops up to the start line followed by wild ¼ mile runs with times deep into the 6 second zone with the emphasis on putting on a show for the crowd. The time has come to establish a championship class for these nitro burning machines giving these Nostalgia enthusiasts somewhere to race in anger.
2019 Championship Rounds:
- Springspeed Nationals (permitted round) – Saturday 4th-Sunday 5th May
- European Finals (permitted round) – 6th-8th September
- National Finals (permitted round) – 21st-22nd September
Plus don’t forget all entries are welcome and encouraged to enter Dragstalgia on the 12th-14th July for the annual Dragstalgia Cannonball.
Tim Garlick -
Engine Size: 426ci
PB: 5.96 @ 220mph
Tim Garlick and the Apache Firebird debuted at Dragstalgia 2013 and were instantly shot for the cover of Custom Car over the same weekend. After some rigorous testing, Tim and team became the force to be reckoned with before taking some time away from the track in 2018. We look forward to their return when they’ll have some serious competition.
Tony Betts - Venom
PB: 6.01 at 245.04mph
Tony and team have made great progress in the NFC in the short time they’ve been running it having already been tantilisingly close to acquiring a 5 second timing ticket with a 6.01 pass at the 2018 Main Event. Tony already has to be considered as one of the front runners in the class and we’re sure it won’t be long until he gets himself that magic 5 second pass.
Rob Elsom -
1978 Trans Am
PB: 6.65 at 194.53mph
Rob has had some pretty rotten luck in the early days of campaigning his NFC but it all came together at the 2018 Dragstalgia event where he got not 1, but 2 6 second timing tickets with plenty more left in the tank.
Bob Glassup -
Xtreme Racing Team
PB: 6.63 at 213.93mph
Bob Glassup has one of the most unique cars in the class in the form of a Ford Capri. Although unable to commit to every round of the series at the moment, it’s always a pleasure to see Bob on track as and when time allows. Since his first 6 at the 2018 FIA Main Event, Bob has never looked back recording some pretty consistent 6 second passes ever since.
Doc Stinger -
The Stinger II
PB: 6.96 at 197.18mph
Doc Stinger made his debut at Dragstalgia 2013 with a methanol setup. Fast forward to 2018 and Doc was welcomed back to Dragstalgia but this time with a nitro setup. Doc hit the ground running hitting the 6’s on just his 3rd run.
Andy Raw originated from the VWDRC with his classic No Remorse Subaru powered bug but moved onto bigger things in the form of the TSR Beetle funny car. Andy is currently nearing completion with his new build which we believe will be the only nitro powered bug in the world!?
Jon Best -
Lotsabeera & Best
Jon Best is known for his previous fame in the NFAA with the green Felstead, Best and Lotsabeera altered which ran in the six second zone on a few occasions back in 2009 and 2010. The car can now be seen running in the Supercharged Outlaws with John Reeve behind the wheel. After quite a break Jon has now turned his attention to the Nostalgia Funny Car series and is progressing with building his Corvette bodied Funny Car.
Back in 1973 Santa Pod bought the Paula Murphy Plymouth Duster funny car. This was soon to be renamed Houndog 7 under the Nobby Hills banner and driven successfully by the legendary Owen Hayward. This new team under owner/driver Simon Hayward (Owen’s son) are building an all new “duster” funny car to re-create the look feel and excitement of this historic race car.