Looking for other photos, the file box has come up with these black and white classics capturing the ‘Sneaky Gloworm’
Capri bodied Funny Car owned and driven by Phil Elson (photo by John Long) and much later when it was renamed ‘The Entertainer’
by Graham Stockley.
Pictured here at a August 1980 Long Marston meet run by the NDRC Midlands and Banbury Drag & Custom Club, Graham kept and ran the Capri as an A/Funny Car with a Hilborn injected 392ci Chrysler for motive power. This was ‘The Entertainer’s debut meet after a two year rebuild. The motor set-up was the same as when Phil Elson had it and the best Graham ran it that day was an 11.15/102 against the new Pro Comp Dragster of Doug Bond. That day it was rather a handful for Graham particularly with those taller than usual M&H Racemaster tyres! Just check the two photos for the difference in body angle.