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 #11631  by herb andrews
 Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:04 am
Came across this picture of George Greatholders nice looking Opel GT altered, in a box of pictures I found in the loft, of which more to come....
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Strange thing is I took the picture, at Blackbushe Aug 84, and George lived within 10 miles of me but I cannot remember the car and any details about it, or George... Must be having a CRAFT moment, as JP would say.

Over to you, what do you know?

Herb
 #11645  by timetravel
 Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:12 pm
herb andrews wrote:Came across this picture of George Greatholders nice looking Opel GT altered, in a box of pictures I found in the loft, of which more to come....
Georges.jpg
Strange thing is I took the picture, at Blackbushe Aug 84, and George lived within 10 miles of me but I cannot remember the car and any details about it, or George... Must be having a CRAFT moment, as JP would say.

Over to you, what do you know?

Herb
I'm pretty sure George was an NDRC startline marshal then decided to go racing and bought the ex-Andy Craddock "Frontline Video" Rover T altered which he called "George and the Dragon" followed by "Warbonnet"...........so the question now is, did "Warbonnet" use the same chassis as his "George and the Dragon T" altered?
 #11650  by jaytee
 Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:03 pm
A few shots from Hot Rod+Custom mag Aug 80
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 #11651  by Badger
 Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:06 pm
Looks like it. I think I have pics of this car as 'the mistress' when it was run by Kev .. can't think of his surname from Gateshead. I'll have a look through some pics a bit later ..
 #11653  by muddytalker
 Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:39 pm
timetravel wrote:
herb andrews wrote:Came across this picture of George Greatholders nice looking Opel GT altered, in a box of pictures I found in the loft, of which more to come....
Georges.jpg
Strange thing is I took the picture, at Blackbushe Aug 84, and George lived within 10 miles of me but I cannot remember the car and any details about it, or George... Must be having a CRAFT moment, as JP would say.

Over to you, what do you know?

Herb
I'm pretty sure George was an NDRC startline marshal then decided to go racing and bought the ex-Andy Craddock "Frontline Video" Rover T altered which he called "George and the Dragon" followed by "Warbonnet"...........so the question now is, did "Warbonnet" use the same chassis as his "George and the Dragon T" altered?
You're right TT. George was part of FAST (Fire & Accident Safety Teams) at Avon Park all those years ago after selling 'Warbonnet' to some guy up north. Badger's gonna find some pics of the car as I remember it racin' at York in yellow. George later went on to become an RAC (pre MSA) Clerk of Course and then gave it all up to get married when the politics took hold of the sport in the mid-nineties. He still comes to the track now and then.
 #11654  by Badger
 Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:25 am
Here's the car 95ish. Muddy the yellow car you're thinking of I'm about to post on the Captivation thread ..
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 #11659  by muddytalker
 Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:14 pm
Yer, that's it although I still remember seeing it in yellow (possibly gel coat or something like that) as a flip top econo altered Funny Car. Sure looked good. I wonder where it is now...
 #15804  by muddytalker
 Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:51 pm
Who owned and raced the 'Mistress' Opel then at York? That yellow Ashely's lurking around in the background! See Rover Challenge thread

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 #15827  by CRR
 Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:50 am
[quote="muddytalker"]Who owned and raced the 'Mistress' Opel then at York?

From a 1994 York programme it was Kevin Martin.
 #16638  by muddytalker
 Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:00 am
muddytalker wrote:Yer, that's it although I still remember seeing it in yellow (possibly gel coat or something like that) as a flip top econo altered Funny Car. Sure looked good. I wonder where it is now...
I knew I had seen it somewhere. This was taken at Long Marston in the mid eighties.
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