1967 SANTA POD RACEWAY SPRINT PICS | WHEN IT WAS JUST AN OLD RUNWAY…

In 1966, Santa Pod Raceway was humbly born on an old, unused WWII English air base, RAF Podington. It has since become the fastest all-asphalt dragstrip in the world, and home of several legendary world land speed records. The following photographs are from the very first bike meet back in 1967, a few of which were published at that time in Drag Racing & Hot Rod magazine. There are several sick bikes, like Les Field’s 4638cc Sunbeam/Chevy powered beast, and the ‘Strip-Teaser’ twin 2T Villiers sprinter below. All photos by Derek Harvey who originally shared them with VMCC Sprint. Check these out.

STRIP TEASER TWIN ENGINE MOTORCYCLE

‘Strip-Teaser’ twin-engined 2T Villiers sprinter motorcycle (R. Perkins)

Unknown Triumph DCS2 DRAGSTER MOTORCYCLE

Unknown Triumph motorcycle DCS2 – (K. power)

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