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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 #9955  by wayne
i know that mark horridge owned this car ,then it went to some blokes from gloustershire,one was called dave but i cant remember his surname .just curious as to what happened to it cos it was a very cool car 8) 8)
 #39772  by Foghorn
Just seen your post from 2008 !!!. I have the dragster now. I intend to run it next season, but unfortunately not Daimler powered.
 #39776  by Foghorn
Hi James
If I had pics I would put them up James, but I havnt got any. I have been watching this car for three years, and recently bought it because the price was right. Its in storage right now, and because of work commitments I will not be able to make a start on it until November ish.
What I know of the car goes as follows -
It originally started life in 1983 as Beautiful Noise, then Bad Habit 1, then Wishfull Thinking.
It’s been linked to well known names in the drag racing field, but I’m not so brave as to name them.
I would have loved to race it with what it was built for, 2.5 blown Daimler, but that is definitely a non starter.
I have my own combo in mind, which I dont think has been done before, but we will see how it goes.
Apologies for the delay in response, but I am so tied up in this York Raceway s#it, it’s really getting me down, being the track is 30 mins from my door.
As soon as I have pics mate I will post.

 #39777  by timetravel
it came out a bit earlier than '83 Kev...

Here's some pics I took of Beautiful Noise in 1979 and 1980.

And Bad Habit in 1984...
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SANTA POD APRIL '80 024.jpg
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BLACKBUSHE AUG '84 011.jpg
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 #39778  by Foghorn
Thanks for the pics mate, 79 eh !, wow, that’s back in my time era, when the drivers were fat and the tyres were thin :D