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..............................................