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 #456  by muddytalker
 Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:48 pm
As luck would have whilst trying to find something else I’ve just come across some more info on Clive’s 'Revolution'. The car was purchased from Mike Kuhl in November at the 1972 NHRA Supernationals. The car won the season opening ‘72 Winternationals before crashing at Amarillo, Texas but Mike agreed to rebuild it for Clive to race at the ‘73 Winternationals.

The chassis was a 235 inch Woody Gilmore creation where it found its way back there after the Texas crash and updated with all the latest ‘73 specs, except for the then current trend of no front suspension. The body work was made by Tom Hanna.

The dragster was to have had a Donovan for the Pomona meet but this didn’t arrive in time so Clive had to settle for a 392 put together by Don Beadle with help from Jim Dunn. How it ran we shall never know as the event was cut short by the weather before the dragster headed out to England.

 #1185  by Sam
 Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:13 pm
ukdrncouk wrote:Here's a pic of the car after the crash at Santa Pod, looking at the back of that guys trousers it wasn't only Clive that had a scare. That's not you Sam is it
No thats far to smart for me back in them days, in the red firesuit (far left is skilly, on the other side of the car is ronnie picardo, and exiting stage right is anyones guess.

 #1186  by Sam
 Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:17 pm
muddytalker wrote: And especially for Ian, here’s a few more photos of Dennis Priddle’s stranded dragster by John Long but, I’m still mystified about what the guy in the Castrol jacket is meant to be doing other than huddling from the cold Norfolk conditions that day.
That looks like Barry, Prids mechanic.
 #10122  by ukdrn
 Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:09 pm
A article on the car from Autocar 1974.
Click for bigger picture.
 #10130  by TimeMachine
 Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:16 pm
I love these old pen and ink cutaway drawings, it'd be really great to get some as posters for my son's bedroom wall. He's only 9 months old but he waves at the Fredde Fagerstrom poster every time he goes past :-)
 #26952  by muddytalker
 Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:31 pm
Two images of Clive at North Luffenham and Santa Pod.
Clive Skilton 1973.jpg
Clive Skilton at Santa Pod 1973.jpg
Photos courtesy of JWR Archives, Bedford
 #26990  by muddytalker
 Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:20 pm
Here's a shot of Clive taking on Swede John Andersson at the 1974 NDRC Internationals at Silverstone.
Clive Skilton v John Anderson 1974 @ Silverstone.jpg
Photo courtesy of JWR Archives, Bedford
 #39298  by ukdrn
 Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:45 am
Some nice shots of Clive and the car.
 #39300  by plymoutharrow
 Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:57 am
Didnt the Kuhl and Olson car win the last drag race? Wasnt that the same car in 72 or a different one?
 #39301  by ukdrn
 Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:31 pm
It was the same car but rebuilt and upgraded for the 1973 season.