muddytalker wrote:You're right TimeTravel. It was the same car and Wendy and Dick Talbot did run it in Wild Bunch for a season or two. I believe that the Talbot's sold the car to a very keen hot rodder who put it back on the road in the mid nineties. Where it is now I'm not sure, but its good to have you onboard VTR. I'm sure that you'll remember my father's 'Super Joker' MG Midget and keep the old photos coming!
Thanks for the welcome, & yes I do remember Super Joker, althought I remember it being a red Berkerley, or was that the car after the MG? Or am I getting 2 different peoples cars mixed up?
Unfortunately with my job it's virtually imposible for me to get to see any racing these days, & down here in Devon there aren't any race tracks close, plenty of dissused airfeilds though, just a pity they're surrounded by nimby's. The nearest I got was a few yrs back at the Custom show at Westpoint, Exeter when there was a few people doing demo burnouts.
I've got a fair few pic's, but the scanner's playing up at the moment, I'll post them up as soon as I get it sorted. should bring back a few memories.
Les-the-Pres wrote:A year or so back it was in Berkeley near Bristol and belonged to a chap called Phil Stubbs who has a large collection of cars including many race cars such as the Turner brother s Top Methanol rail, I seem to remember being told he had bought it off Wendy.
With such a large collection of cars, has this guy got a museum, or just a large garage? It would be interesting to have a look around if it is a museum.
timetravel wrote:Here's a pic I took of it at Blackbushe 1979 when the Clifton Bros ran it as "Hot Tomato"
In that pic they're running with the Holley setup, as I recall from what Roy told me, it was after they seized the blower that Roy & Mary bought it minus the engine. Roy's initial plans were to put it on the road, which I think he did for a while, but a friend, Brian Howells who was running a bike at the time, invited him to a race meeting at Long Marston & it wasn't long after that he was bitten by the racing bug, so to speak, & started racing it.
I think (I could be wrong here) that when the blower seized the Cliftons were going to retire, but later changed their minds & built the Opel GT, Hot Tomato 2.