hi craig i never realised that they were the same car,its only through this site that i found the info,which shows what a great site this is,as i said before black magic will always be an inspiration to me and especially my crewman hillbilly, he built a 67 pretty much identical in 1980,81 it ran a stout small block muncie an 12bolt, i went to brighton speed trials with him,good times.hillbilly knew glen the guy who bought madness from ash so thats how i got to buy the engine,the car when i went to buy the motor was real neat with alot of nice touches,i thought it was still in the cheshunt area but a friend said they heard it was in braintree essex, it would be great if you bought it and turned it back to black magic,good luck this season mate its your time to win super mod,no pressure'.cheers ritchi
Thanks mate, that's really kind of you, its been a real steep learning curve in supermod, it can be a very restrictive class by the way the rules are set out, but we are starting to get there now, hopefully this year we should start to see the true potential of the old girl. Actually talking about history, I couldn't believe it when I worked out that Obsession has been in the family now for 20 years!
Going back to Black Magic - I always remember the time I was helping dad at the workshop (well actually I was probably getting in the way - I was only 3 or 4 at the time) and he really annoyed me about something. I remember getting the key for her, and throwing it in some bushes outside, apparantly it took best part of three hours to find them, dad was not best pleased with me, but thanks to Black Magic the bug for old camaro's had got me, and the rest as they say is history.
I would love to buy back such a piece of history, but alas that's not likely to happen unless I suddenly come into some money, then I'll be back on here myself trying to track her down, although I do believe that Mick 'the fish' Smith does know of her where-abouts.
Anyway , thanks again. Craig.