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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 #35372  by shabby1
 Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:41 pm
Anyone recognise this Kart...I think I saw it in the early '70's I don't think its Ken Penfold's Patience.
Its a Buckler and their website has this picture and they're asking if anyone has info.
 #35383  by shabby1
 Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:09 pm
Thanks TT,
This might be a later version than the '60s one,it looks like its got a Shorrock and SU set-up not Amals.
The Buckler site has got an interesting letter about the history of Midas Touch/Midas Mist in the Drag Racers section.
 #35390  by timetravel
 Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:04 pm
It's a '67 pic, he fitted the blower and SU at the beginning of that year but it put him up a class into H/Dragster and as the ETs didn't drop he later took off the blower and went back to twin Amals and back into I/Dragster... :D
 #35426  by shabby1
 Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:07 pm
Cheers Nick,
Just looking at in the drag racer section there's a account by two early drag kart owners, K E L Prince at the 1st Drag Fest in his Buckler/Greeves and Pete Huggins at early meets in a Buckler/Triumph.
On the sidebar there's a programme page from the 1st Drag Fest of the british cars with their times written in Nobby.Bootsie etc.
I'm sure I've seen another Altered,apart from Midas Mist, that used a Buckler chassis.I don't think it was Felton so it could've been York,NDRC meets or the Pod-the memory's not what it was!
Any ideas