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 #28340  by crazyhorses
 Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:14 pm
Started to get a team of volunteers together now. Brad and Ken Cooper based near Birmingham, Dexter Price in Essex, Roy Walker in Northampton, Dave Gibbons in Canterbury, Wayne and Brad Jackson in Sheffield, F&A's Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster, the 1961 Allard Chrysler in the Southampton area and Santa Pod vehicles when available. Contact brian@allardchrysler.org if you want to join.
 #28436  by crazyhorses
 Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:58 pm
The February 2012 issue of ACAG Update is now available in on-line format. Includes the latest restoration news and Part 2 of the 1961 Allard Chrysler dragster's racing history plus load more. The link is http://www.drceurope.co.uk/acag/feb2012
Front cover is shown below
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 #28476  by crazyhorses
 Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:49 pm
Santa Pod Backs IMI Apprentices with Free Event Entry

As part of the recently announced partnership between the Allard Chrysler Action Group and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag Racing, has announced a commendable initiative to reward students and apprentices who are part of IMI’s new communities; namely free passes to this year’s FIA European Drag Racing Championship events.

The FIA Championship UK rounds take place in June and September and pit the cream of Europe’s fastest Top Fuel and ‘Nitro’ cars head to head in a blaze of power that sees the top entrants hitting 100mph in well under a second and covering a quarter mile in well under 5 seconds. Santa Pod will be inviting any students or apprentices who are part of the IMI’s 1st Gear or Accelerate communities to come and enjoy Friday June 1st or Thursday Sept 6th completely free of charge.

Commenting on the initiative, Santa Pod’s Marketing Manager Caroline Day said

“We’re always looking to give something back to the industry wherever possible – and this felt like a great way to encourage the industry’s future stars to get involved with the World’s fastest motorsport. Not only is it a great day out for these apprentices, but any Top Fuel meeting is a great way to network and meet industry people at the highest level. Who knows? Some may even find their true vocation here, too!”

Passes need to be pre-booked at least a week before the event, groups should contact Debbie@santapod.com quoting ‘IMI Schools Offer’ and individuals should contact emilyh@motor.org.uk
 #28631  by crazyhorses
 Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:44 am
Latest news about the Allard Chrysler dragster restoration has just been posted on http://www.eurodragster.com. Next work-in day is March 18th at Andy Robinson Race Cars. Could give the new overalls another workout. They might have been wearing T-shirts at Lions but Sydney's crew wore white overalls, shirts and ties. Give us a call if you want to join the crew.
 #28828  by crazyhorses
 Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:58 am
My latest 'comic strip' report covering the recent Work-In day at Andy Robinson Race Cars has just been published on http://www.eurodragster.com under Latest News. Regular supporters will receive their copies via e-mail later today. Here is one of the pics used in the supporters version. Syd fed us well.
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