The Dragster Chronicles


Photographer Dom Romney has been one of the most interesting photographers to document the UK Drag Racing scene for the last few years. Though Drag racing in the UK has always been perceived as somewhat of a poor relation of motorsport – as demonstrated by this selection of Dom’s work – it’s a rich area for photography. Everything about it is extreme and focussed. The machines are outrageous, and the personalities are down to earth but passionate (not to mention possessing the courage of lions). To accelerate from zero- to over 200MPH in less than six seconds over a quarter mile, you’ve got to be a beautiful sort of nutcase. Enjoy the  visual spectacle.


2 Responses to “The Dragster Chronicles”

  1. Jim Broome

    I do not know who wrote the words to Dom's pictures but I do know he needs to attend an event and see the fantastic machinery and engineering that is Drag Racing. The only sad thing is that sponsors do not see Drag Racing as a worthwhile venture and continue to support boring racers that keep going round in circles looking for the finish line…

  2. Nick Gay

    Shame you perceive drag racing as the poor relation to motorsport…..National and European Chapionships have realy matured in the last five years and if the great British weather allows then the sport can deliver motorsport specticals to rival any…2009 Euro Finals at Santa Pod or Nitro Olympics at Hockenheim to name two! Why not pop along and see for yourself in 2010?