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 #29288  by crazyhorses
 Tue May 15, 2012 9:41 am
My latest blog has been posted on www.eurodragster.com. It will update you with restoration progress and keep you going until the latest issue of our on-line magazine ACAG Update. This should be available early June.
 #29547  by crazyhorses
 Wed May 30, 2012 9:44 am
Here is the link to the on-line magazine version of the June 2012 ACAG Update.

http://www.drceurope.co.uk/acag/jun2012

The link and the pdf version for printing will soon be available on the Latest News tab on http://www.allardchrysler.org.

This issue has 30 pages and covers the latest news about the restoration and Part 3 of the car’s racing history – this time looking at 1963. There is also news about sponsorship including more funds from our major benefactor F&A Racing. Other features look at what the IMI has been up to, the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame and Dragstalgia. Enjoy the read and send the link to your friends.
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 #29984  by crazyhorses
 Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:36 am
OK historians log these details in your book of legends. The date - Sunday July 1st. The place - the workshop at Andy Robinson Race Cars in the UK. The time - 2030 hrs local time. Those present - Andy Robinson, Bob Roberts, Martin Dunks and Brian Taylor. After a long day's work and fueled with methanol Sydney Allard's 1961 Allard Chrysler dragster burst into life. The first time since 1964.The sight, sound and smell was amazing. Thanks to all those who have backed us and to an amazing team of people working on the car we have brought drag racing history back to life. There is still plenty of work to do before Brian Golder's original restoration has been completed but nothing that will not wait until after Dragstalgia. We will be able to attend the Cacklefest Ball on the strip on Saturday evening on July 14th and during July 15th and for the first time since 1964 those attending will be able to see and hear the car that started it all in European drag racing terms. Make sure you are there. The start-up was recorded on video and we will release lots more info soon. How did I feel? Relieved, proud and so excited. I didn't sleep much last night just re-running that moment in my mind. Wow.
 #29985  by stormbringer
 Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:03 am
A long time coming,but well done all those involved.Fantastic.
Dragstalgia is definitely now a DON'T MISS event :D
What an achievement!!!
 #29986  by stevey1
 Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:11 am
that is wonderful news! well done to the team for a fantastic achievement and as Peter said Dragstalgia just notched up a gear!
Steve
 #30001  by jaytee
 Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:13 pm
great stuff Brian, congratulations to everyone involved in getting the car to this stage, what's the chances of Bakersfield in a year or 2
 #30003  by timetravel
 Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:18 pm
..nice to see them flames out the weed burners :D well done everybody...
 #30004  by crazyhorses
 Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:36 pm
2014 represents 50 years since the 1964 American drag race team made the trip to appear in the UK at the First International Drag Fest. Could be a good year to do the American trip. Also Chico at Mooneyes is keen to bring together the Mooneyes dragster and the Allard. 2013 marks 50 years of that trip. Watch this space. In the meantime we still have plenty of work to do to complete the project.