Do you own or know the whereabouts of a piece of UK Drag Racing History or just want info on a particular machine.

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 #10752  by Badger
 Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:21 pm
You beat me to it Muddy with the cover of Street Rod and Machine Monthly. But yea, no thread on opel GT's would be complete without the gorgeous car of Frank and Linda Mazi. It's a car with complex paint but cleverly it doesn't dominate such a small car. Mono decals, gorgeous cragar's and shiny blower - it's a beauty. I can live without the OTT injector set-up though!
Also a look at the Clifton Bros 'Hot Tomato' ..
hot Tomato.jpg
 #10754  by Eastern raider
 Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:50 pm
Yep the middle one is frank and linda mazi's car(in pink)
Here's another. We all know Stones woods and Cook ran Willys and a Mustang,but i've never seen this Opel before. slightly off subject but Brad Anderson also ran a Prefect/Anglia.
swc opel.jpg
 #10793  by Eastern raider
 Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:11 pm
Here's another currently for sale over on racingjunk. Also for sale on there is the Moody Blue Opel listed as a none runner.
opel on racingjunk.jpg
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 #10948  by herb andrews
 Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:19 pm
After seeing the Wayne County Opel launch for the first time I made a point of whenever Comp was called to go and watch it run, I must have done that at a number of races as it was a great launching car. A real killer in Comp.
Interesting article Badger. One thing, I'm sure I read in National Dragster that it was destroyed in a two car crash, I think when Larry Kopp had it (but I could be wrong about the owner). Does anybody else remember that?
 #11648  by herb andrews
 Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:51 pm
Heres a couple more views from our 84 US nationals trip of two great looking Opels.
 #11658  by muddytalker
 Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:10 pm
That's the Opel that Matts Anderson is currently campaigning in Street Eliminator; the ex Clifton Bros 'Hot Tomato'. Guys name was Andrew. He was one of the PDRC's committee men at the time. I seem to recall there was somekind of partnership between him and Matts, but I guess there's story attached to that! And the Jeep altered in the background is Dave 'Fuzzie' McKenzie's 'The Thing'.
 #23027  by ukdrn
 Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:49 pm
Any news on here this is coming along?