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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 #25387  by Paulw
 Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:12 pm
This article was in July 2011 issue of Hot Rod magazine. I wasn't very sucsessful in scanning the article though, maybe some one else could scan a better version.
 #25552  by tony morris
 Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:32 am
Here you go, I can just about remember this car as one of the first car I watched going down the drag strip as a very young boy on I'm first trip to the Pod in 66 or 67.

 #26181  by CLIFFJONES
 Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:05 pm
Greetings all.
I briefly toyed with the idea of buying Megalomania from Owen Gibson and here's
the last deal he proposed:

I could also sell you the car with contract for restoration at my shop. Would come out less money.
Megalomania as a roller $2500
parts I have on hand $9500
body and paint $7000
400 hours labor @$42 $16800
plus 15% for a not to exceed contract.
I could also sell you the car with contract for restoration at my shop. Would come out less money.
Owen E Gibson

That totals $36-$41k, which doesn't sound too bad when you consider the amount of work involved.
I haven't checked back with him for a few weeks so I don't know if it's still available or whether the quote
is still good.
Regards to all,
Cliff Jones.
 #26182  by Millevanille
 Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:13 pm
Was in a pub in Acle, near the broads in Norfolk about 40 years ago, when I was having a pint and talking to a guy at the bar, who said he used to drag race." Oh yes, so what car?"says I.
" Megalomania" says he,
" so you must be Keith Sales?" says I.
" Oh so you have heard of me!"
Small world!
 #27009  by volks-rodder
 Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:45 pm
hello there i did contact the person that owns this now as my dad knew keith sales and i belived helped him build it as dad was an jaguar specialist and very good with fiberglass. i have lots of storys that he passed down about the car sadly he passed away on sunday the 20th he used to be rather involved at santa pod back in the day but due to his ill health couldent make it to any meets over the last fue years i will be aranging a trip to santa pod to take some of his ashes down the strip just one last time as he did say he would have liked to have one more blast befor he went.

i dont know if anyone on hear knew my dad his name was Roger zane Hughes also known as burt or muzzie if you have any photos of him or his cars if you knew him that would be great if you could get some to me

this is a photo of him from back in the day just incase any of you have ever met him

 #29979  by T2Vracing
 Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:01 pm
Well car is done and I have yet to find the correct decal for the front wheel wells may just have to remake. Does anyone have a better picture or even the real thing. Article coming on the finished Mega in Classic American. I hope to sell the car back to the UK $$$ to anyone who helps.

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