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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 #38188  by torment
 Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:38 pm
As above please.any info and history would be muchly appreciated .
Budwieser car.....?
 #38190  by Dave.S
 Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:53 pm
It was a different model corvette to Nobby's, more likely the ex Tom Hoover corvette. Jim Whelan had 2 different bodies or possibly 2 different cars.
 #38194  by NitroWars
 Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:48 pm
After a bit of research I reckon that there was two chassis and two bodies. He originally acquired the ex Nobby Hills Corvette which was sold as a roller. The Probe body was new but I do not know where the chassis came from. I understand that Ray Pearce (ex Houndog crew) did some work on the Probe body.
I am unaware of where Brian Gandy obtained his chassis.
The ex Tom Hoover Corvette body is with the Draper brothers.
 #38195  by Dave.S
 Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:44 pm
Yes the other body was a probe. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the car was in a museum at Donnington. I think it reappeared briefly in the hands of Tony Baker.
If you google Jim Whelan racing there are pictures of both cars and also the car he ran prior to the funny.
 #38225  by NitroWars
 Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:52 am
I have been having further thoughts on the original question posed and wonder if Jim Whelan got a new chassis built by Nobby Hills.