Anything Nostalgia Related.

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 #33003  by timetravel
 Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:13 am
muddytalker wrote:Alan Smith, owner of the sole remaining Allard Dragon Dragster now Avanti will be at the Nostalgia Nationals so it will be a good opportunity to get this two icons of British Drag Racing side-by-side in a start line photo shoot.
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..a bit like this then... 8)
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 #33010  by timetravel
 Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:01 am's another, snapped by Mike Woods who was with the Allard team at the Dragfests...
 #33173  by crazyhorses
 Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:00 pm

Lucas Oil has supported the restoration of Europe’s first dragster (Sydney Allard’s 1961 Allard Chrysler owned by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu) in many ways. Thanks to Chris and Vince Andrews a proportion of all Lucas Oil sponsorship money going to the F&A Racing Top Fuel Dragster has been diverted to the restoration fund. Les Downey of Lucas Oil for Europe has given the Allard Chrysler Action Group (ACAG) a range of items to sell and auction, and these have produced good funds. And of course they have supplied all the race lubricants for the dragster.

Les came up with another great idea and he is supplying the ACAG with 100 Lucas Oil Motorsport Division T-shirts upon which have been added the project’s individual identity in vinyl showing the bonnet shape and colours along with the 58 race number. It means that the ACAG’s only cost will be the additional vinyl logo plus P&P.

This will be a true limited edition of 100 shirts – each one being numbered. So it’s quite a special item of branded clothing to own. And the shirts are priced very competitively too at only £15.00 plus £2.50 P&P UK. Ask for quote on overseas posting. Sizes are S, M, L, XL and XXL with S and XL already in stock. More sizes are expected from the USA shortly. Send your requirements to and he will contact you for payment once the shirt is ready for dispatch. All profits go to the Allard Chrysler dragster restoration fund.
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 #33302  by crazyhorses
 Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:27 am
Now have S, L and XL in stock and ready for dispatch. Waiting for Medium and XXL. Each one has a unique 2 inch badge with it's number shown out of 100. Certainly very special and a collector's item.
 #33520  by annie
 Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:52 pm
Nick Mason of Pink Floyd attended the event as Patron of the Allard Restoration Group
On June 16 2013 the Allard Dragster was officially handed back to the Beaulieu Motor Museum. This picture shows the entire team plus guests of honour at the event.
The Ratcatcher dragster was also on display, and like Ally, was fired up to the delight of the crowd.
The team show the car to Nick Mason.
Ralph Montagu, son of Lord Montagu made an appearance in the afternoon to see the car.
The file contains details of the rebuild, and wil be kept in the Beaulieu archives.
Nick Mason making a speech. From left to right: Kev Roberts, Beaulieu Commentator and another member of staff, Nick Mason, The Managing Director of Beaulieu and Brian Taylor.
Stu Bradbury and Syd McDonald seem to be trying to decide if it's time for a bit of bread pudding!
 #33521  by crazyhorses
 Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:23 pm
Thanks Annie. I'm going to post a 'car crazy cutie' shot featuring Melanie Butler. Remember it was the 1960s, Bikini Beach, etc. And in the 1970s Custom Car Magazine was full of beautiful girls. I bet Caroline Lucas would have them banned from the Palace of Westminster now. Weird how people's minds work when you think of what other stuff goes on there. What's worse? A photo of a pretty girl or cheating on expenses etc. I know how I feel. Thanks Melanie.
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 #33523  by v8gasser
 Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:59 pm
Brian Turner chatting just before the hand-back to Beaulieu .
The first fire-up at Beaulieu .
The youngest crew member Jason , enjoying his turn in the " Hot Seat " !
Sunshine at Beaulieu !
The hand-back fire-up !
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