John Whitmore's FED Drag N Fly

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John Whitmore's FED Drag N Fly

Postby herb andrews » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:42 pm

When John went rear engined what happened to his BMC powered FED?, which with the aid of nitro, in 1974 went low nines, that I'm aware of. Did it run 8's?

When did he start racing?

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Re: John Whitmore's FED Drag N Fly

Postby herb andrews » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:09 pm

Drag N Fly was featured in Hot Rod January 1974, David Vizard wrote the article. Maybe it will jog some memories
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Re: John Whitmore's FED Drag N Fly

Postby timetravel » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:47 am

John went rear-engined in '74 and his slingshot was sold to and run that year by Dave Dekker who called it the 'Green Draggin'... where it went from there I'm not sure but I have a vague memory of a post on the NSRA forum about five years ago from someone who claimed he had it and was looking for history???

I don't think the slingshot ever ran an eight but John did get the RED in the eights.. I'm guessing he felt the slingshot had reached the end of it's development in '73 and decided to go the RED route to further shave the ETs...

His first slingshot was BMC powered and called 'Obsession' in 1968...

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=108&p=26935&hilit=john+whitmore#p26935
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Re: John Whitmore's FED Drag N Fly

Postby 40Stude » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:41 pm

Didn't Andy Hadfield acquire the rear engined car?
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Re: John Whitmore's FED Drag N Fly

Postby torment » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:14 am

dont think so,he had a FED it was the engine that was whitmores,in sids old chassis..?
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Re: John Whitmore's FED Drag N Fly

Postby herb andrews » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:29 am

Andy bought John's RED and put the blown Daimler into Sid Slattery's FED http://www.ukdrn.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1674&hilit=JOHN+WHITMORE,I think it then went to Ian Armitage.

Getting back on thread, I'm interested to know where John's FED went after he sold it to Dave Dekker,who Nick has said, called it 'Green Draggin'...
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Re: John Whitmore's FED Drag N Fly

Postby LostinFrance » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:04 am

Dave Dekker was looking for it in 2004

http://forum.dragsterworld.co.uk/topic. ... Terms=drag

This page takes a long time to come up, gets there in the end.
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Re: John Whitmore's FED Drag N Fly

Postby herb andrews » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:06 pm

Thanks for the link, so does anyone know Dave Dekker?
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