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 #37831  by ukdrn
 Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:49 pm
Funny Car pit shots from the Alan Hawkins collection 8)
John Grösland Seaport Automotive sponsored Pro comp funny car was one of the quickest
cars in Europe for a few seasons
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Steinar Stolen.
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Dennis at Blackbushe
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Dennis at Santa Pod.
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Tony Boden and the Hitman Omni.
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Bootsie's Gladiator.
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Same car, Geoff Bosworth.
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 #37833  by jaytee
 Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:15 am
thanks to Alan for the photo's, nice shot of Dennis with the Stones Stardust behind, I wonder how many Mustang 2 bodied FCs came to Europe
 #37837  by ukdrn
 Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:31 am
jaytee wrote:thanks to Alan for the photo's, nice shot of Dennis with the Stones Stardust behind, I wonder how many Mustang 2 bodied FCs came to Europe
I was wondering the same thing John
Here's Rune again
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Picture:Alan Hawkins Collection.
 #37843  by ukdrn
 Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:38 pm
A nice mixed bag of Santa Pod early eighties European visitor pits shots from Alan Hawkins.
Norwegian Ola Aaserud
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I recognize the car but cant think who it is?
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Steinar Stolen.
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The Cross Brothers "deadly messiah"
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Kent Persson good looking R.E.D
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 #37846  by jaytee
 Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:49 am
I love that Steinar Stolen car, can't beat the look of a naked FC
 #37849  by ukdrn
 Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:32 pm
I love this shot. Bootsie's chariots old and new.
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Picture:Alan Hawkins collection
 #37850  by jaytee
 Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:31 pm
I asked Roy about the car at Dragstalgia but he wasn't sure who originally owned it but remembers redoing the front end, but thanks to Mark Gredzinski for coming up with the US origins of the car , Gene Snow told him it belonged to Dickie Williams, built by Tony Casarez driven by Chip Woodall and Clayton Pool, photo and info from 70s Funny Cars
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 #37851  by ukdrn
 Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:53 pm
That's interesting.
Shame he never got to race in the USA.
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 #37857  by ukdrn
 Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:26 am
Some great shots's of Roz Prior's "Maneater" seen here in the Ringleaders colors.
This ex Asphalt Alleygator is still complete and around today, the only surviving SPR built rail as far as I know.
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I don't recall seeing many photo's of the car laid bare. Interesting placement of that huge fuel tank back then.
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Any shot of Bootsie is a good shot.
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Here's Roz's old car "The Fast Lady". at Long Marston. Still owned by Dave Prior at this point and driven by Tina Page. After it was sold abroad.
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Another rare shot of DLT's the Needle uncloaked next to Maneater.
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Images: The Alan Hawkins Collection.
 #37858  by jaytee
 Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:58 am
some nice shots Jon, thanks again to Alan, I love the Crower injection on the Fast Lady, I'm not sure of the times it ran with this set up with no port injection but it's another car I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing restored
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