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 #17301  by kal
 
ukdrn wrote:
muddytalker wrote:Seeing the article about ‘Captain’ Jack McLure from the pages of ‘National Drag Racer’ prompted me to find this 3 pager from the files of ‘Speed & Power’ - April 1974. I think that the article may have been penned by Keith Lee as the two photos of ‘Pollution Packer’ and the rear end of the McLure Kart were taken by Keith.
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Those are great illustrations Jerry, is there any others in the ‘Speed & Power’ books?
Hi Jon,
Came across this thread rather late - a mere 2 years!
It is amazing how old threads pop up again to jog the brain into action.

I did write the article for Speed and Power, and did quite a few for them, including a nice 2 pager on Mister Revell.
They certainly produced some nice illustration work, although I preferred them to use photos! The picture of Jack standing was a copy of one of my pictures, but the racing shot must have been a real artist's imagination job. Not easy to get good shots at night.
I still have a promo pack that Jack gave me at Orange County, having unearthed it only recently.
Seeing the picture of Pollution Packer reminds me that I have a smartly produced scrapbook publication that Tony Fox mailed to me many years ago. Must dig that out again as it had a lot of good rocket info in it.

I did actually start building a kart myself with a friend, using a Buckler kart frame and a 650 Triumph.
Happily it did not come to fruition, as it was safer the other side of the barrier - most of the time!
 #17321  by ukdrn
 
kal wrote:Fox mailed to me many years ago. Must dig that out again as it had a lot of good rocket info in it.
I would be interested to see any info you have on Rocket cars Keith if possible.
 #17322  by ukdrn
 
Here's Derrick Penfold's little stormer.

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 #17699  by jaytee
 
A couple shots of Jack McLure from the HAMB site,I wonder how effective the chute on his back would have been
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 #18488  by ukdrn
 
The Martini Special from Guernsey.
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 #19075  by timetravel
 
Here's a bunch of Karts and mini-dragsters out of Brian Sparrow's box from the 60s and early 70s.....
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 #19076  by timetravel
 
and some more....
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 #19079  by jaytee
 
Great selection of early stuff there,I wonder if any of the builders went on to build conventional dragsters,like Tony Gane and Dennis Priddle
 #20823  by jaytee
 
Chain driven 170HP kart hits 170MPH in the quarter,optimistic or suicidal
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