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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 #37844  by ukdrn
 Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:18 pm
Alan Hawkins, the person who has been very kindly sending me the excellent pictures I have been posting in other threads ran a car himself called Valiant.
The car was rebuilt from a real old chassis which had a Daimler V8 in it originally but he's not sure of the history.
Bill James who ran the instigater rail (Marion James) driving rebuilt the car that Interestingly enough had the chassis bolted together behind the roll cage. Alan believe's that a drawing of this type of chassis was once shown in a early custom car magazine as a way of getting over storing your rail in a normal length garage.
It was 3.5 rover with one of the very early Trevor Langford nitrous kits on it. It also had home made roller rockers in it, made by hisy brother & his friend.
More to follow..
 #37845  by MYTHING
 Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:35 pm
That looks very pretty, I would be pleased to have that in the garage and on track

Cool :D
 #37852  by ukdrn
 Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:49 am
The original blue, red & yellow paint scheme was applied by Chris Boyle,who also did the instigator rail.
Here's Alan with the car now sponsored by Bournemouth International Airport and how I remembered the car.
Best Alan run with the car was a very respectable 10.75