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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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 #5373  by ukdrn
 Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:13 pm
Can anyone give me some info on the Crab? I know I've seen this on Nicks TT dvd's but can't remember anything about it and
a search on the forum only tells me it was Jag powered.
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 #5397  by timetravel
 Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:10 am
The Crab was run by Ray Archer and was very much inspired by Tony Nancy's Wedge. I think it only ran during the '71 season and I don't think Ray ran anything else after this. In the 60s Ray ran a Jag slingshot called Shotgun which has been featured on this forum in the past.
 #5446  by ukdrn
 Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:51 pm
timetravel wrote:The Crab was run by Ray Archer and was very much inspired by Tony Nancy's Wedge. I think it only ran during the '71 season and I don't think Ray ran anything else after this. In the 60s Ray ran a Jag slingshot called Shotgun which has been featured on this forum in the past.
Thanks Nick,do you know what happened to the car after Ray had finished with it?
 #39927  by Filby
 Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:53 am
Jon, hope these links provide you with the insight you are after - and more. Published by Ray Archer himself, these web pages were last updated almost three years ago:

http://www.eflightray.x10host.com/dragsters.html

http://www.eflightray.x10host.com/dragsters2.html

The YouTube link on page 2 for Blunder Bus running in 1967 is worth viewing just to see how the Santa Pod Christmas Tree looked 52 years ago!!

Ray also has published his email address, so fingers crossed you can contact him directly for more info.
 #39928  by CRR
 Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:02 pm
I enjoyed that, thanks for posting. I certainly remember seeing the car back in the Pod early days.