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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

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On This Day

Saturday 16th September 1978

42 years ago

At Santa Pods Raceway’s September Internationals Sammy Miller made his UK debut with the 'Vanishing Point' rocket funny car, breaking all existing records with a quickest elapsed time of 4.41/245.6mph. His slowest run was only 4.94/225mph! Sammys best terminal speed of the weekend was 290 mph, just missing out on the £5000 prize Santa Pod had put up for Europes first 300mph run. Santa Pod gave him £2500 for coming so close.

Sammy Miller - 'Vanishing Point' rocket funny car,

Sammy Miller - 'Vanishing Point' rocket funny car,