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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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 #13894  by Ian
 Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:18 pm
Anyone have any info or pics of Alan Allard's Hemi powered slingshot? The '65 built car with the stainless steel tube frame that later became the Allard/ Skilton dragster then Skilton's Revolution?

I'm really interested in any history, memories, stories, photos.
I'd also like to know if anyone is in touch with Alan or Clive.

I'm too young to remember it so have to learn everything from those who were there.

Thanks,
Ian
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 #13895  by Ian
 Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:13 pm
This is the frame in it's current state, as retrieved from a garage roof!
We brought it home last weekend and had plans to build a period nostalgia dragster using some nice old parts I've got, then decided to see if Nick Pettitt knew anything about it..... and I've not stopped smiling since.
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 #13896  by ukdrn
 Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:41 pm
Wow what a find Ian, that's a cracker, another piece of history found and a great looking car.
Hopefully your get some more information from members.

Here's a couple of pictures, the first from Gavin Allard collection and taken from the Crazy Horses book with front mounted blower.
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The Second from Nick's Time Travel site and showing the car with the blower mounted on top of the Hemi.
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 #13897  by timetravel
 Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:42 pm
Here's that article I sent you Ian from DR&HR March '67 and another one from the same mag Dec '69. The first thing that made me think it was the Allard/Skilton car was those 4-bar mounts then I noticed the front engine mounts but the clincher was the push bar/chute anchor :o
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 #13903  by stormbringer
 Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:20 pm
Ian wrote:Anyone have any info or pics of Alan Allard's Hemi powered slingshot? The '65 built car with the stainless steel tube frame that later became the Allard/ Skilton dragster then Skilton's Revolution?

I'm really interested in any history, memories, stories, photos.
I'd also like to know if anyone is in touch with Alan or Clive.

I'm too young to remember it so have to learn everything from those who were there.

Thanks,
Ian
You must get in touch with Brian Taylor Allard Chrysler Action group see http://www.theaccelarationarchive.co.uk for more info
 #13907  by jaytee
 Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:27 am
Good luck with the rebuild Ian it would be nice to see it with a front mounted blower,a couple more shots,Alan giving Clive some tips?
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 #13911  by ukdrn
 Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:02 pm
Another picture
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 #13916  by TimeMachine
 Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:24 am
I was only asking what happened to this car when I last saw Brian, fantastic find - if it were me I would want to restore it to the front mounted blower configuration.
 #13917  by fester
 Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:31 am
This chassis turned up about 3 years ago,it was found under a pile of old tyres near roneo corner romford,by a romford guy called mark ,it then came here as it had been bought by tony d ,a racer without seeing it ,on flebay,we condemned it for modern msa use,,,,but of course didnt realise its heritage!!!!!its all stainless,with a shoulder hoop in one continuous sweep,,,kent fuller use to do this in the states by pulling the tube around a wheel from an mgtd car ,i think,,anyway ,,i think it was then sold on to a guy who picked it up with a mid 50s chevy pickup truck,and that was the last i saw of it until,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i read the crazy horse book and saw it staring back at me from the pages early on in the book ,in fact its in there several times ,,,,i believe harold bull built it,,,,,,its a nice period piece.......bill
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