The NSRA Hall of Fame was established in 2012 as part of the association’s 40th anniversary. Its aim is to recognise significant contributions or achievements from people or vehicles within the hobby.
Nominations will be taken from current NSRA members or previous inductees; nomination forms will be made available on-line or from the NSRA Secretary, and the cut-off date for nominations shall be six weeks before the AGM to coincide with the Committee nominations.
The five selection board members shall consist of Committee and invited members with an established background in the hobby – they will convene annually to elect candidates for inclusion into the Hall of Fame. The announcement of the inductees will be made at the NSRA AGM. The Committee shall invite the inductees to attend the annual NSRA Supernationals where the presentations will take place. Those honoured for inclusion into the Hall of Fame will receive a quality crystal tablet together with an exclusive gold enamelled commemorative pin badge.
Eligibility for induction into the NSRA Hall of Fame is extended to any person who has driven, piloted, owned, designed, built, maintained, prepared, promoted, officiated, supported or taken part in any capacity connected with the worldwide hobby of Hot Rods/Street Rods, or any vehicle which has made a significant contribution to the same. An inductee must have made a recognisable and significant contribution to the hobby. The maximum total number of inductees each year will be five.
NSRA Hall of Fame Inductees
NSRA: Dave Biggadyke
Dave has been a very well respected part of the hot rod community for many many years now and has been a past long serving chairman of the NSRA, he has been editor of Custom Car for a good few years now and if he’s not got a camera in his hand it’s a beer. He attends nearly every single major event throughout the year, sometimes two in the same weekend. Not only has he been our chairman but he has run local clubs and shows as well. He has also had a good few great cars which get driven, and driven, and driven!! As one person said “He’s an unsung hero to the cause”
Individual(s): Mike and June Key
We couldn’t do this individual as individual! One name doesn’t get mentioned without the other and they’re the true definition of Hot Rodders! They have not only built some fantastic and stunning show winning cars they also really really do rack up the miles! They have also been hugely instrumental in preserving the history of hot rodding in the UK for future generations with not only a great knowledge of our history and put it in print, but also capturing it with a comprehensive photographic record for us all!
Organisation: Surrey Street Rodders
They have officially been a club for 42 years but they can trace their roots further back than that, they probably hold the UK record for the biggest one day show ever and erm, the longest queues as well, which goes to show what a great event they put on!! Their one day show is considered a debut show for many, and people will travel the length and breadth of the country to be there. And it’s all for charity!!
INDIVIDUAL: Chris Boyle
– Founder of ’34 Corner and Wizard of Rods, almost every ’34 fibreglass rod on a show field would have a connection to Chris Boyle.
SPECIAL AWARD: ‘The Gang of Four’
– Special award for Alan Martin, Martyn Payne, Steve Tristram and Mark Fullard for all their hard work and contribution with the Nostalgia Nationals and Hot Rod Drags.
CAR: Milners Coupe
– This iconic hot rod was from American Graffiti, a film we all know and love.
NSRA: Richard Black
– Richard has been involved with hot rodding for many years, has served on the NSRA committee a couple of times and is involved with Victory Wheels and Wessex Rod & Custom. Richard was also involved in the inaugural ACE meeting and drives his cars all over Europe.
NSRA: Simon Lane
Simon is one of the early members of the NSRA who is still around the scene today. He has served on the Committee for many a year as the Secretary and the Editor of the Club Magazine, the Street Gasser – a name Simon came up with. Simon has built many Hot Rods that have inspired others, along with supplying many parts and cars for other rodders.
INDIVIDUAL: Nick Butler
Nick had a very innovative approach to Hot Rod building back in the 70’s – who can forget seeing Revenge and Andromeda, both still around today. The development of the UK scene would not be what it is today without this vision, skill and eye for detail.
ORGANISATION: Custom Car Magazine
Custom Car has been around since the early days of the UK scene, the various editors have come and gone, some good, some not so, but the magazine has consistently promoted Hot Rodding in the UK.
CAR: Pinball Wizard (Ford Popular)
The Ford Pop of the late Micky Bray, an iconic version of the UK’s favourite car of choice. Mickey took the building of a Ford Pop-based rod to a whole new level – flip body, shaded paint, tunnel lights, and a car capable of being on the street or drag strip. The car is still on the road today.
NSRA: Mike Payne
Mike was a Committee member for many years, then as the Chairman Mike steered the NSRA through a period when there was a great deal of pressure on the club to accept just about anything as a hot rod, and the club came through it as a club with a real identity.
INDIVIDUAL: Geoff Jago
Geoff started ‘Jagos’ in the early 1960’s. A pioneer in making US style fibreglass bodies available to the average hot rodder, Jago’s was the forerunner of a multitude of Hot Rod suppliers and builders who followed in his footsteps
ORGANISATION/TRADE: Kris Brown
Kris has been involved in the hobby for many years, and developed his company ‘Pop Browns’ to be the one-stop hot rod shop. There can’t be many folks that haven’t bought something from him.
CAR: Hot ‘n’ Bothered (Fordson)
Just look at this Ford Pop and you will see how Pops were built for many years, Viva Front, Jag rear, Rover V8, an inspiration to us all.
These folks were on the very first NSRA Committee, and helped establish the Association in the early days back in 1972.