Hellfish, thanks for the alert about the Nov 1970 Custom Car, featuring Cresent Coupe, on Ebay, I won it!
It arrived today ( original cost 3s, 15p!)
It answers some of Stormin Norms questions :
1. Did the car arrive in sweden with its blown SB Ford?
2.When was the hemi fitted and did it run in Sweden with the hemi?
The editor, Michael Hill wrote
Chicken Coupe was originally powered by a blown SB Ford, which in 1966 ran in the mid eight second range at up to 187 mph. He fitted the 354 Hemi whilst the car was still in the US, after the car had to be almost completly rebuilt after getting her out of shape. In 1968 Pete shipped the coupe to Sweden but en route she got damaged, lost a lot of parts and consequently never made the Swedish strips in competition.
On a visit to Sweden in 1970 the Riswick/Priddle/Gane/Pritchard syndrome took an interest in her welfare and brought her over to England.They removed the Chrysler mill for their new fueler and sold what was left to Cliff and Mike
Back in the mid 90's I have the pleasure of having lunch with Pete Millar (pronounced mill air), Ed Iskenderian and Nick Arias in LA. Pete was about to relaunch his cartoon magazines and he had some proofs with him. He gave me a couple and I got Pete, Ed and Nick to sign them. Pete said he was still in contact with the current owners of Chicken Coupe. Hindsight is a great thing, I should have asked pete, Storming Norms other question, Where is the chassis or body now?
Those pictures of Frank Pedregons coupe are amazing, To me , the deep red ones looking even better than Petes coupe.
Stormbringer, that must have been wild seeing it run at 'the Lions'.