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 #39077  by ukdrn
 Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:41 pm
Taking ownership of the new trans am meant the old Vega was vacant and it was decided the Peter Crane would take over the drive. The car would continue it's long career and was called Hustler.
I must assume this is Peter in the hot seat taking his first passes in the car.
Pete?
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 #39079  by ukdrn
 Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:44 am
With Scorpion weighing 4 tonne and not being as quick as they liked some new jets were planned.
A trip to OCIR was taken for information and ideas.
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Hayden Proffitt's Hot Streak. I think it's easy to see what influenced the Hellbender design
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 #39080  by ukdrn
 Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:56 am
Steve McCracken Deistmobile
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Craig Arfonz Green Monster
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Roger Gustin and Tommy Ivo
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Up Next.. Loads of fantastic Hellbender build and test images 8)
 #39102  by ukdrn
 Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:08 am
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 #39103  by ukdrn
 Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:11 am
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Image:Brian Sparrow
 #39109  by CRR
 Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:55 am
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This is from the NSA's magazine The Sprinter January 1963. Both Bootsie and Brian Sparrow were NSA members at the time.
 #39111  by ukdrn
 Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:27 pm
CRR wrote:
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This is from the NSA's magazine The Sprinter January 1963. Both Bootsie and Brian Sparrow were NSA members at the time.
Thanks for those Clive.
I had a very enjoyable few hours around Brian's house on Wednesday, I could chat with him for hours.
We spoke quite a lot about those early days and the Dragster Developments stuff. I have something in the pipeline if we can get it together.
Brian visits the forum every day and is really enjoying this thread. I know he's been waiting for more Jet Car stuff so that's next.
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 #39112  by ukdrn
 Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:03 pm
As promised some fascinating build shots of the Hellbender Jet Car.
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Images: Allan Herridge.
Next up test shots.
 #39137  by ukdrn
 Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:10 pm
Going back a bit Pete Crane told me it wasn't him driving. I asked Jason Phelps and he has informed me that this was a guy called John Mills. John was a painter and good friend of Chris Filsell. SPR had more cars then drivers back then so they were looking for some (unreal) The deal with John never worked out and the car become the Rain City Warrior.
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 #39141  by herb andrews
 Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:47 am
Johns featured on here a fair bit, he painted a range of FC's and other race cars at his Pro Paint North shop in Stockport, including the roadrunner he raced.
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