As much as I love the awesome thrill of the ‘big show’ 300mph dragsters the meetings I really look forward to are the nostalgia events and in Europe the biggest is Santa Pod’s ‘Dragstalgia’. These events are more relaxed though competition is still fierce with the teams aiming for ‘bragging rights’. Such a diverse array of machinery harking back to the very early days of the sport they bring back such fond memories.
On Saturday the 9th I made the pilgrimage to the Pod to watch qualifying for this years offering. When the early cloud cleared we baked in the sun as the Country enters a heatwave. Brilliant for watching but awkward for photography, the harsh light meant a lot of post processing to bring out details from shadows and reduce glare. I took hundreds of shots, here are just a taster.