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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 #27657  by ukdrn
 Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:16 pm
Here a new one of the Body from Avon Park.
 #28365  by GNRCUSTOMS
 Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:01 pm
When recently reading an article on ED there was a link to Rune Fjeld's website and while browsing through it i came across a few photos of one his earlier Funny Cars. one of them being a Mustang now the pics are not the best as they are only small and will not go any bigger but the mustang bodyshell looks very close to that of Mike Burts car.

Here is the link Would anyone know if this bodysehll was ever owned by Rune? I was trying to work out if its got rounded wheel bumped or the squared off ones from the Blue Max Mustang, as stated the pics are small and its hard to tell.

I am trying to research as much history on this car as possible for mate so we can try and peice together its history
 #30902  by muddytalker
 Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:04 pm
Some more of the Gleadow Bros Euro Paints Mustang bodied Funny Car from Doug McDiarmid from Avon Park. Always did love this body style. True nostalgia.
Against the Tantram Altered in the far lane.
 #30921  by MotorPsycho
 Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:56 pm
thanks for the pictures :)

Dave, this was very early '92 I think, ran a couple times with the carb/scoop in those colours then went injected tunnel ram and bird catcher in white and candy blue with yellow trims then pink trim in '93
 #32438  by ukdrn
 Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:38 pm
Sorry if I've missed this but did we ever find out where this body came from originally guys?
 #32530  by PaulS
 Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:12 pm
ukdrn wrote:Sorry if I've missed this but did we ever find out where this body came from originally guys?
- OK history of the body (as I know it)

In 1976 Gary Richardson had a Buttera Funny Car chassis and he teamed up with Al Hanna and fitted a new Mustang II body (maker unknown), the car was painted as one of the Eastern Raider cars and ran in these colours through the 1976 & 1977 seasons.

The whole car was then sold to Jake Crimmins (one of the "Jungle Jim" car drivers) who re painted it Black with a silver flash named as "Crazzzzy Jake" .

Crimmins ran the car for the 1978 season and then sold the car to Keith Bartlett & Stu Valence who bought the car over to the UK. The car remained Black and Silver but was re named as "Slick Tricks ", it did a few shows and stuff but apparently never ran.

In 1980 the car was sold to Pete Goddard who converted it to and econo funny car as a replacement for the Liquidator Pop and was re named "Liquidator".

In 1984 it was sold to Mike Burt who re fitted a Hemi (392) and re painted the car White and Blue and re named it "Iron Horse" and ran it in Pro Comp for a couple of seasons during which the name was changed to "War Horse" after an aluminium Donovan was fitted.

The Body and chassis were then separated and the body subsequently sold to Mick & Bob Gleadow who fitted it to and ex Priddle chassis which is the guise in the pictures above.

It was later sold to a guy in West Drayton who then sold it to us (sometime in the mid '90's), we used it on a self built chassis fitted with a blown BBC painted as a Highway Patrol car in 1999 and more recently on the ex Chadderton & Okazaki / Gladiator chassis (also a Buttera) as Time Warp.

That is of course unless anyone knows differently..............................................
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