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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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 #17161  by teamgridlock
 Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:56 pm
Found out a little more about the car

It was apparently built in 1979 by Performance Engineering and raced at Blackbushe in July 1980 by Andy Craddock with a Rover V*, the car was put up for sale at this event as Andy was moving up to Top Fuel

SANTA POD AUGUST '80 -- Steve Clark was driving the Frontline Video T when the fibreglass scoop disintegrate when the carb exploded on the line (see post by Flying Phil)

SANTA POD SEPT '80 -- Andy Craddock was back out at the Pod in the Frontline Video Rover T altered with a new carb scoop after the August explosion

Not much more but every little helps, anyone got anything more?
 #17202  by teamgridlock
 Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:22 am
Was the car once "WAR BONNET"? The chassis looks the same, it also has the same wheels and tyres as the Frontline "T" and it was also DCA51 the same race number.

We have a big space where we cant find any info, is this the missing link between when the car was a T Altered and then the Topolino?
 #20708  by teamgridlock
 Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:13 am
Still looking for some history if anyone knows any more, here is a piccy of the car at the end of 2010, its now stripped ready for fresh paint and some new bits n bobs ready for its 2011 debut at Autosport
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 #25668  by muddytalker
 Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:31 pm
Team Gridlock Wild Bunch team are delighted to announce a new sponsorship arrangement with the London Motor Museum for the remainder of the 2011 season.
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The London Motor Museum is the only custom car museum in Europe and home to a unique collection of privately-owned American and European classic cars of the automobile era ranging from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and has a fantastic collection of over one hundred classic and custom cars, including hot rods, film cars like the Batmobile, Delorean (Back To The Future), a signed Ford Torino (Starsky and Hutch) and a range of beautiful cars from the 1930s to the present day, creating a unique blend of classic and custom cars which are unique and breathtakingly stunning.

The London Motor Museum also provides hire services and its unique cars have featured in fashion shoots, events and music videos such as the Black Eyed Peas and the museum's Founder Elo also stars in MTV Slips and is a regular on the Gumball scene, having first driven with Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper in the rally's first outing in 1999 alongside celebrity drivers Billy Zane, Jason Priestly and Danni Minogue - which fits in with the music videos and other promotional work which Team Gridlock has done off track.
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So why not check out the London Motor Museum's web site at http://www.londonmotormuseum.co.uk* or, even better, go and have a look around; tell them that Team Gridlock sent you and you may even be lucky enough to see the their workshops, a positive gold mine of American classics and classic cars.

Team Gridlock have been sporting the London Motor Museum logo on their car since the recent British Mini Showdown at Shakespeare County Raceway.