We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of UK drag racing pioneer Nobby Hills to natural causes last week aged 87.
Very sad news to see. RIP Nobby.
When we were rebuilding the topolino during the early part of the 2005 season, we bought a 14/71 Mooneyham blower from Nobby, we met Nobby at the pod and walked to his car to pay and collect, he opens his boot and there are 2 blowers (both 14s) in there, he says 'take both, I don't need them and you guys will make use of them', no extra cash taken (we tried) no quibbles, just a good guy. Thank you Nobby, those are the acts people remember well. We also ran our first 6 second ET on that blower at the Thunderball, so thank you for that.
Our condolences to family and friends. Rest easy Nobby, RIP.