Billy Kydd

Inducted 1997 – Competitor – Drag Racing


Bill Kydd won more than 80 per cent of the races in which he competed and set many National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) A-Altered and A-Comp world drag racing records from 1961 to 1974. Kydd’s “Will’s Fargo” roadster, built with the aid of his father, Bill Sr., became a familiar sight in the winner’s circle at NHRA National events. It was the first gasoline-powered car to break the 8-second mark in a quarter mile.