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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 #8511  by kerbycrewgary
 Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:19 pm
Here's a couple of pics from my own collection showing your chassis with both the T and the Topo body...
kerby 203.jpg
 #9541  by Andy Burfitt
 Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:19 pm
Hi guy's

Just found this excellent site and have spent hours trawling through the many pics and articals, brought back many memories of my child hood at the drags.

regarding your post tracking down some of your old cars I can tell you that my father Dave Burfitt did indeed buy the old Wheelthing/Coyotee/Dart as a rolling chassis from Andy Muir and ran it as Boss Cat.
He bought it in around 84/85 without the T body, and ran the car with the engine that had been in the previous Boss Cat's. The body fitted to the car was the ex Colin Fisher Themis topolino that he had run on the previous car. This soon became tatty and another Topolino body was purchased from the Cross brothers Deadly Messiah altered.
This body was the one with the rear arches which they sold prior to running the enclosed roof body on their car.

Dad sold the car in 1988 to a guy called Paul Fogger Smith who lived local to us in Dorset, and was a mate of Dave Grabham or Jim Seward at the time. I Think he ran it with the Jag motor for a while but it was then swapped for a small block.
Dave Grabham put an artical on Eurodragster back along asking the where abouts of the car now, but I cannot recall anyone knowing but I may be wrong.

Cheers Andy
 #9544  by Dopey
 Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:33 pm
With the old body, Santa Pod 1988
Fogger Smith Boss Cat with the old body and Mark Riches' Five Alive, Santa Pod 1988.jpg
 #9545  by Dopey
 Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:45 pm
As I last saw her, with Big Block Chrysler power.
Surely someone must know where she is now ??????
Boss Cat at The Park 800x530.jpg
 #9548  by Andy Burfitt
 Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:16 pm
Any idea who carried out the front end work? and did it run the tripod front with the Jag motor?
Also what happend to the blue Themis body?

 #9560  by Dopey
 Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:15 pm
Hi Andy !
I'm sure that Fogger did the work himself and installed the Chrysler at the same time.
I don't think Adrian ever had the Themis body.
 #9565  by fester
 Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:54 pm
The themis car with the topo body and injected mouse motor sticks in my mind as a goood looking car ,,,,has anybody got a piccy they can post,,,,,,,,,,thisll be interesting,,,,,well it will be to me :shock:
 #9569  by fester
 Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:57 pm
Oh and what the hell does themis mean :shock: :shock: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,something else ive wondered about from the moment i read the name until now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,yes i know i can google the word themis ,,but thats boring
 #9574  by Eastern raider
 Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:26 pm
Well i checked that, Still none the wiser? Daughter of Zues,God of law and order. Whats that got to do wiv racing? ( Hmmm This may be another . i'll get my coat moment :? )
 #9586  by Stormin Norm
 Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:28 pm
Hi Andy.
If you can find the car and/or who cut of the front axle i would like to buy it cos it was built by
bootsie in 74 and was on our first three altereds. I think it would look great bolted to the workshop wall!!
Say hello to the old man

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