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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 #27566  by Dave gibbons
 Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:27 am
Fair point Herb, but the car we're seeking has a 5 point cage, and this one has a 6 - I doubt that anyone would retro-fit a 5 point.... But the rear wing looks about right.

Happy new year

 #27579  by eraider
 Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:42 pm
Dave gibbons wrote:Bloody hell, I'd forgotten all about Andy Grimwade....Dave
Theres not much that can be added, here on the forum, but life around Andy was an experience, for sure. He was living in Florida, is anyone in touch with him?[/quote]

Someone proporting to be him, posted on R n S to say he's now living in Thailand
 #28850  by ukdrn
 Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:50 pm
This looks close although the rollcage is different
 #33818  by ukdrn
 Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:46 am
JonC wrote:Did we ever get this one put to bed?
No Jon. I was looking at this again the other day as I thought I found a match.
 #37691  by ukdrn
 Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:41 am
I would love to solve this one soon unless we will never know.
 #37794  by oldbiker494
 Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:48 pm
I've only just seen this old query, but here's a couple of thoughts.

I was originally crewing and later crewchief with Pete Crane on Stormbringer during the early to late 70's. That car was an ex-Cannon & Soares rail brought over via Roy Phelps in 1974. This is obviously not that car, but what people may not know is that Roy & Bob Phelps plus Alan Herridge studied the chassis and Asphalt Alleygator, Ronnie Picardo's Highway Patrol and Roz Prior's Maneater were all based on Stormbringer, but with modifications, one of which was a nose very like the car in the picture. Again, this is not any of these cars but it is possible this chassis was made as a show car and never raced or a project for someone who never raced the car. The wheelbase on Stormbringer was 218 inches if that helps. The wing and rollcage look very similar to Stormbringer.

This might be STBO but has anyone contacted Roy Phelps to see whether he can shed some light?
 #37795  by ukdrn
 Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:57 am
I've contacted Jason Phelps to see if he can shed some light on it.
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