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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 #1908  by sjb
 Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:03 am
Anybody no what happened to the Vauxhall Wheelie cars,first there was a FD Victor Estate running a straight six Jag which was then replaced by a 455 Olds motor,then the later bodyed estate with Kelly Supercharger sign writing.Later this body looked like it had a Carlton shape front added.

 #1916  by popdragin
 Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:21 pm
Steve Murty of Pennie promotions/York dragway still owns the car!

 #1921  by sjb
 Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:45 pm
chears ,thats good news.

 #1937  by ukdrn
 Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:44 pm
Here's one from the website called Hi Riser , anyone have any details about this please?

 #1939  by timetravel
 Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:39 pm
That pic looks like it was taken around '74 and I remember seeing the car in a garage forecourt near Hastings around about that time. I've never seen any mentions in any magazines about the car but I have these two pics copied from some slides lent to me by "Muddytalker" about 10 years ago for one of my D.V.D.s. They were taken at York in 1979 any ideas Muddy? Image

 #1940  by ukdrn
 Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:43 pm
Do you have footage of the car running on any of the TimeTravel films Nick?

 #1941  by timetravel
 Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:44 pm

 #1948  by JonC
 Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:13 pm
Pah, Bob Batten managed to get a Marina to do that with the engine in the proper place, lol

 #1949  by ukdrn
 Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:26 pm
JonC wrote:Pah, Bob Batten managed to get a Marina to do that with the engine in the proper place, lol
Great to watch, here is Black Mass.

 #1950  by Badger
 Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:32 pm
I'm wondering if the pic of 'Hi-Riser' was taken 76'77 as Ron Picardo's truck in shot was a summer 77 CC cover car.
As for the Marina at York, those empty pits look like maybe the Saturday of a meet, I don't think RWYB's started there until 81/82. I went to every Sunday meet there in 79 apart from August which I think was wet and didn't see it. But I'm not doubting it was there at some point over the season.
Here's Murt vs Roy Summer 82 at York in a wheelie car show-down. Roy shown soaking up the running of proceedings and the northern sunshine.
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