Pictures of England
PHOTOGRAPHERS - Join today!
- Create your Pictures of England Gallery
- Earn up to 60% Commission Selling Pictures        

Search:

Location
4 stars
Photo © Zbigniew Siwik (8th January 2014)
Description
"Santa Pod Raceway"

Santa Pod is the venue in which the current world drag racing record, a time of 3.58 seconds at 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h) was set by Sammy Miller in his Vanishing Point rocket-propelled funny car in July 1984.

Slideshow  Upload  Buy Image

Love England? Help support this site by booking your Accommodation or by making a donation.


England Pictures

Moon
Swan
The beach
A picture tour of Santa Pod Raceway - a in the town of Rushden, in the county of Northamptonshire
Santa Pod Raceway

PicturesOfEngland.com Member Login

You are not logged in.

Username:
Password:
   

Not registered yet? Click here to join!

Close

4 stars
Photographer: © Zbigniew Siwik (Gallery)(8th January 2014)
Description

Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod is the venue in which the current world drag racing record, a time of 3.58 seconds at 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h) was set by Sammy Miller in his Vanishing Point rocket-propelled funny car in July 1984.
More pictures of Santa Pod Raceway by Zbigniew Siwik...

This image also features in..

Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 210 mm, Aperture: f 5.6, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/200 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: October 26, 2013, 2:40 pm
ImageID:1185626, Image size: 3456 x 2304 pixels

This image is available to purchase and is part of our Santa Pod Raceway Stock Photos Collection.

 restricted free use  Wallpaper  Stock photos

5 stars
Comment by Vince Hawthorn(8th January 2014)

Oh Zbigniew, memories come flooding back- how much I enjoyed Santa Pod in the mid seventies even though the speeds and elapsed times were nothing in comparison to the times of today. Crikey , back then Denis Priddle was still running a slingshot and his only real competion was Clive Skilton but it was still an electric time. Used to work with a fellow surveyor who lived in Carlton very near to the Pod and in those days was able to wander in over the fields to the pit area. Standing in the corrugated roofed stand at the head of the track was something else with the sound reverberating , the smells and smoke from the burn outs and the vibrations just going straight through you was just magic ! Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane.

pictures by this user   user profile   user contact

5 stars
Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(9th January 2014)

A distinctive vehicle and a nice bit of panning gives a sense of speed

pictures by this user   user profile   user contact

Please add a comment..

Please login to make a comment on this picture