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santapodsmiffy

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9 posts

9 months

Tuesday 28th March
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Hi Smiffy here. Long time spectator just found this message board iv been reading some good stuff and some pety bickering
Ok so who are your heros in your favorit classes
I expect most will pick pro drivers but im laying this open to whoever your heros are regardless of class

ok for me
tf...Urs.. Anita...Andy Carter
AAfc Spuff ...Owen Haywood
tmd Grumpy...Derek Flynn
tmfc Jonnie Lindberg...Gareth Ellis
pm Graham Ellis ...Andy Robinson...
BA racing...Frosty ....Robert Joosten
nostalgia..Tim Garlik Nick Davies
All round brave hearted ambassador
Nick Davies..pm fuel altered...turbo pm
Comp Kev Perkins...Rob Symallworth
Bikes...easy
Charly Carling ...Ian King ...Steve Wollat
...per benkstrom ??

ok thats me done iv picked drivers for acheivment guts and personality
no haters cause i picked the ellis boys Gareth learning to drive by watching youtube videos then staying on it whilst his feet were on fire and getting the win
and graham for me fast brave and outspoken...a real character Also Frosty again a big character says it how it is and dont care if its not what you want to hear.Ok keep this on topic please ladies and gents .....Iv done a bit of an edit Robert Joosten always supported the british rounds...again a tough racer ..i feel for his team they are all heros and the guy in his car is proving his metal its a tough sport and Robert was made of the right stuff...

Edited by santapodsmiffy on Wednesday 29th March 12:30

Benni

2,475 posts

135 months

Wednesday 29th March
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The drivers I do respect most are actually riders, the bikers who have a concept in their mind

and stick to it, build it, and race it, often loaded with Nitromethane.

Swallower team of Jan Honee and Gerard Willemse, Storm compound turbo, Charly Karling, Jaska Salakari (will he ever return?),

Peter Svensson, Stefan Jynerud´s 90° V2, the czech "Low Buck" guys with 3 litre Top gasser and Jawa Boxer twin,

Willemse´s concept of the blown parallel twin finished by Olstad, Per Bengtsson´s blown Beast parallel twin,

and last not least "The Godfather" Ton Pels who is sinking $$$$$$$$$ in the blown nitro twin.

Most Fuel machinery on two (and to a lesser extent, four) wheels is unique in setup and accessories,

but the riders often start with a huge lump of forged aluminium or steel and then proceed further.

Hundreds or thousands of hours later they are rewarded with that personal best, a race win or a championship,

but proving that their concept stands the test of track, time and competition must be their biggest victory.

I am very grateful to share a little time with them, either trying to capture the rides on camera

or chatting in the pits about the pros, cons, success and failiure of their machinery.

"Let´s get ready to rumbllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllet´s get ready to Rock´n Roll !!!"

Can´t wait for easter to get my first Nitro Fix.

santapodsmiffy

Original Poster:

9 posts

9 months

Wednesday 29th March
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agreed it dont realy apply to the car guys so much but homebuilt innovative machinery is the norm rather than the exeption in the tf/st pits...they are the machining gods all of them i mentiond Karling cause standing on the bank watching that thing go 1000 ft on the wheelie bars and semingly firing every other fence post was for me as good as it gets

Tet

1,189 posts

128 months

Thursday 6th April
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santapodsmiffy said:
tf...Urs.. Anita...Andy Carter
Bah! ;-)

FWIW, the closest thing to a hero that I have in the sport was John Sleath. When I first starting watching as a spectator, it was John's cars that really impressed me.

Benni

2,475 posts

135 months

Friday 7th April
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Let´s not forget the man of mystery name and grubby cowboy hat who drives an old Capri,

and a Top Fueler occasionally, living the dream !

Seems to be quite a decent chap, fingers crossed for his comeback.

Oh yeah, and Kim Reymond whos birthday was mentioned on eurodragster.com today,

THAT run is the essence of what turns a sportsman into a "hero" for me.

The question was something like "Did you realize your front spoiler broke and one wheel was lifted off the ground ?

Why did you keep your foot on the pedal ? "

Answer : "Because I had to" as Kim realized that he was on THE stormer of the 90s.

( I would pay a fair amount to have the Badboys Photo in hi-res if anyone still has contact )
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santapodsmiffy

Original Poster:

9 posts

9 months

Friday 7th April
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Kim Reymond for sure i watched that run. it was the run as stated Anita and Urs because they had the balls (sorry Anita) to put their own money down and run their own cars in a very uncirtain finantial climate...yes there have been and are others ..Andy carter because he had the drive to go at it for years and did well consistantly
how far back in time do you want to go??
roy phelps workshop in bromley
Tony Boden at hockenheim...i was theriv seen many fast runs runs of the age so to speak seen many riders and drivers die
Im just keeping it lite and keeping it recent as there a lot of youngsters in our sport today and as im talking recent
Jonnie Lindberg is my latest hero
self tuned two tafc world championships 9th in nhra fuel funny car standings a future nhra standout

Tet

1,189 posts

128 months

Sunday 9th April
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Benni said:
Let´s not forget the man of mystery name and grubby cowboy hat who drives an old Capri, and a Top Fueler occasionally, living the dream !

Seems to be quite a decent chap, fingers crossed for his comeback.
:-)

Benni said:
Oh yeah, and Kim Reymond
Yes, Kim was an inspiration as was Tommy Möller. And of course the common theme between the two of them - Per and Karsten.

Also, the Lindahl twins. It's a shame they decided not to stick with Pro Mod (although I understand their reasons). Their cars were always amazingly well turned out, they have sound sense when it comes to choice of colour schemes, and Micke is a great driver. His re-run in final qualifying to win him the championship remains one of the most impressive drives I've seen.

Alicatt1

783 posts

119 months

Monday 10th April
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Don't forget those intrepid lads that have found a use for their Skidoos in the summer




Pics from the summer meet 27 June 2004 at Stanley Airport Nova Scotia.

Pro Mod Dave

3 posts

32 months

Saturday 15th April
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santapodsmiffy said:
Hi Smiffy here. Long time spectator just found this message board iv been reading some good stuff and some pety bickering
Ok so who are your heros in your favorit classes
I expect most will pick pro drivers but im laying this open to whoever your heros are regardless of class

ok for me
tf...Urs.. Anita...Andy Carter
AAfc Spuff ...Owen Haywood
tmd Grumpy...Derek Flynn
tmfc Jonnie Lindberg...Gareth Ellis
pm Graham Ellis ...Andy Robinson...
BA racing...Frosty ....Robert Joosten
nostalgia..Tim Garlik Nick Davies
All round brave hearted ambassador
Nick Davies..pm fuel altered...turbo pm
Comp Kev Perkins...Rob Symallworth
Bikes...easy
Charly Carling ...Ian King ...Steve Wollat
...per benkstrom ??

ok thats me done iv picked drivers for acheivment guts and personality
no haters cause i picked the ellis boys Gareth learning to drive by watching youtube videos then staying on it whilst his feet were on fire and getting the win
and graham for me fast brave and outspoken...a real character Also Frosty again a big character says it how it is and dont care if its not what you want to hear.Ok keep this on topic please ladies and gents .....Iv done a bit of an edit Robert Joosten always supported the british rounds...again a tough racer ..i feel for his team they are all heros and the guy in his car is proving his metal its a tough sport and Robert was made of the right stuff...

Edited by santapodsmiffy on Wednesday 29th March 12:30

Pro Mod Dave

3 posts

32 months

Saturday 15th April
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Robert Joosten and his team gave and still do 100% to their passion of the sport of drag racing

santapodsmiffy

Original Poster:

9 posts

9 months

Sunday 16th April
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Big winners and loosers in PM this weekend
new PBs for Kev Slyfield and Bobby Wallace with Kev becoming only the 3rd british driver ever to record a 3 second 8th mile ET with Andy and Graham and the 5th car (andy and graham each did it in 2 different cars) Well done Guys
Wayne seemed to have more tranny problems that ended his weekend.
Rick was suffering from too much horsepower ;-) And Andy W was fighting shake all weekend comiserations Guys Its only the first event

santapodsmiffy

Original Poster:

9 posts

9 months

Sunday 16th April
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Big winners and loosers in PM this weekend
new PBs for Kev Slyfield and Bobby Wallace with Kev becoming only the 3rd british driver ever to record a 3 second 8th mile ET with Andy and Graham and the 5th car (andy and graham each did it in 2 different cars) Well done Guys
Wayne seemed to have more tranny problems that ended his weekend.
Rick was suffering from too much horsepower ;-) And Andy W was fighting shake all weekend comiserations Guys Its only the first event

Tet

1,189 posts

128 months

Tuesday 18th April
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santapodsmiffy said:
Rick was suffering from too much horsepower ;-)
As the saying famously goes, there's no such thing as too much horsepower. Only too little grip.