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Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:36 am
by muddytalker
Whose Firenza did this belong to?
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Courtesy of the Tony Smith Collection

Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:38 am
by flying toilet
That ended up with a big blown motor in it with a 4 hole injector if my memory is correct with a scoop mounted backwards with a cutout to guard the blower and belt etc.

I think this car became Matt Gatlands car that he now occasionally races in Super Gas.

Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:11 am
by muddytalker
Wasn't Matt connected with Matt Wright; he of Rolls Royce fame? I seem to recall that the car was blue and raced at Shakey in the Ultimate Power Series 2004 to 2006.

Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:38 pm
by Badger
The name Ray Poole is ringing a bell for some reason with that yellow/green firenza. Matt Gatland ran with Tim Adam I think ..

Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:55 pm
by jaytee
I was looking for info on Hillclimbing in Malta and came across this, was it a UK car, there's something on the forum about Frenzy going to Malta

Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:22 pm
by Badger
Looks like Ron Kiddells 'Sweet Sixteen' modified to me but with a different nose ..

Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:53 pm
by muddytalker
Does anyone know who this Firenza Comp Car belongs to from 1991.
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Photo by Doug McDiarmid

Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:39 pm
by flying toilet
Think that is Tony Betts car that ended up in Malta...

Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:31 am
by muddytalker
Really as the photos I've got shows no race numbers. Can anyone else confirm.

Re: vauxhall firenza drag car

PostPosted:Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:12 pm
by flying toilet
Think I was wrong on further research. It's a different car.

Tony comments on his old Firenza on page 2 as it went to Malta.

http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/histor ... enza-30663