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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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 #10835  by teamgridlock
 Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:53 pm
Thanks Herb,

The chassis looks very similar, except the roll cage is more like

http://www.theaccelerationarchive.co.uk ... CA-028.jpg

Possibly been beefed up over time, it also shows the front wheels that it has now, also found

http://www.theaccelerationarchive.co.uk ... CA-035.jpg

which shows the current body but the spoked wheels. Did they come with the car at that time and the new owner change them around?
 #11013  by kingbrothers
 Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:31 pm
It is the first Frontline car.We had it from Steve Clarke when they built the second lower car.We had it without the T body so we had Pat Cuss make us a Topo body.The picture of ECA 10 on Acceleration Archive is the car straight from the Pat Cuss workshop in Wiltshire (ECA10 was a number Francis Parker gave it as had not been weighed).This must be about 1986 as I still have its first weighbridge ticket (520 kgs with a rover3.5)Dave Chapman left about 1990 so I just ran the car in rwybs.I had untill 1996 when Cris Isaacs built me a new car driven by Jim Draper.Keith Ridley bought all the bits from me I did not use on the new car.
 #11038  by teamgridlock
 Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:45 pm
Thanks very much for the info, do you have any pics that could be scanned so that I can build up a complete history of the car please or any other info?

so far
???? - 1986 Front Line
1986-1996 King Brothers
1996- Keith Ridgley
2003?-2008 Paul MArtin
2008- Date Team Gridlock
 #11635  by teamgridlock
 Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:21 pm
kingbrothers wrote:I have a pile of photos in the loft I will sort them out for you.
Did you have a chancve to sort any pics, it would be greatly aoppreciated

Cheers

Dex
 #11892  by teamgridlock
 Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:35 am
kingbrothers wrote:It is the first Frontline car.We had it from Steve Clarke when they built the second lower car.We had it without the T body so we had Pat Cuss make us a Topo body.The picture of ECA 10 on Acceleration Archive is the car straight from the Pat Cuss workshop in Wiltshire (ECA10 was a number Francis Parker gave it as had not been weighed).This must be about 1986 as I still have its first weighbridge ticket (520 kgs with a rover3.5)Dave Chapman left about 1990 so I just ran the car in rwybs.I had untill 1996 when Cris Isaacs built me a new car driven by Jim Draper.Keith Ridley bought all the bits from me I did not use on the new car.
HAve you got any more dates info please, the trail is going cold lol, many thanks, Dex
 #11899  by muddytalker
 Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:18 pm
Dex

I have found another photo of your car from 1983 at Long Marston Raceway. In fact I can only find two programme entries for DCA40 'High Anxiety' under Dave Chapman's name; one at Blackbushe Airport May 15th and the other at LMR's Springnationals 4th/5th June.

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Photo by Dick Parnham
 #11900  by muddytalker
 Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:40 pm
Here's another photo which Dex has seen at the weekend which other forum members might like to see. Taken at Santa Pod in 1993 at the Flame & Thunder event - I think.

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Photo by Paul Duxbury