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 #38974  by ukdrn
 Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:39 pm
I'm incredibly honored and proud to be able to share with you a part of Bootsie’s private collection of memorabilia. Over the coming weeks I will be sharing unseen photographs, timing slips,newspaper cuttings and other goodies from around 1978 onwards.
Many of the photo's have never been seen and published before . Many of the press cuttings I have also never seen reproduced.

I couldn’t think of a better way for this website to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The non-Bootsie press cuttings will be shown in other appropriate threads on ukdrn.

I wish to personally thank Allan Herridge JNR for very kindly allowing me to share this personal collection.
Without him none of this would have been possible.

To start here's a proud Allan standing next to his creation of the mighty Scorpion jet dragster.
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© Allan Herridge
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© Allan Herridge
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© Allan Herridge
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© Allan Herridge
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© Allan Herridge
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© Allan Herridge
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 #38975  by ukdrn
 Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:25 am
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 #38976  by ukdrn
 Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:25 pm
Alleygator having minor issues trough the traps.
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 #38977  by ukdrn
 Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:49 pm
A couple of good early shots on the jet that came from a lightning jet fighter mounted in the frame.
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 #38979  by taylorlee
 Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:55 am
Wow, great pics thanks for sharing them Allan, and well done Jon
 #38980  by ukdrn
 Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:29 am
taylorlee wrote:Wow, great pics thanks for sharing them Allan, and well done Jon
Thanks Lee. More to come.
 #38981  by ukdrn
 Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:42 am
Some more build shots of Scorpian.
Before somebody writes to me. I think the car was designed and built by
Bob and Roy Phelps, Allan Herridge, Mike Coburn and Andrew Hurdle.
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As Scorpion looked at Dragstalgia a few year back.
Looking rough but still around thankfully.
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 #38982  by jaytee
 Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:40 am
Good stuff Jon, interesting to see build photos, I was never a fan of the car but wonder what it would take to get the body and chassis back in shape for displaying, sad to see it as it is now
 #38983  by ukdrn
 Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:21 pm
jaytee wrote:Good stuff Jon, interesting to see build photos, I was never a fan of the car but wonder what it would take to get the body and chassis back in shape for displaying, sad to see it as it is now
I don't think anybody would want to take that on a a project, I'm pleased it's still around though.
I think it was a good idea in theory but I think it weighed 2 tonne or more.
Allan and the guys must have felt the same as everyone else and decided to build the much lighter and quicker. Hellbender and Vampire cars.
They took a trip to OCIR to look at the jets for ideas. I have those photo's coming up soon :-)
 #38984  by taylorlee
 Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:40 pm
ukdrn wrote:
taylorlee wrote:Wow, great pics thanks for sharing them Allan, and well done Jon
Thanks Lee. More to come.
Already looking forward to it mate..love these old pics...
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