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obsession

94 posts

162 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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SVTRick said:
Hi Craig

The last time I saw you your Mum was giving you a telling off and you were still wearing short trousers in those days.
I was sorry to hear Terry has passed on.
We went back to those Muscle Car days and I used to work with him sometimes.
You have done well.
All the best Ricki
Hi Ricki, it's been years! I wasn't sure if it was you or not, glad to see you still have your hand in the racing. Believe it or not, I do remember some of those early days. Mum still tells me off occasionally, usually when I wind her up about having a 34 year old son! Same trousers to, just alot shorter! If your up at the summer nats this weekend, make sure you come and say hi.

Good to hear from you.

Craig.

redvictor

3,152 posts

206 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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MyM8V8 said:
I told Andy Frost at the weekend that if I'd found out about Drag Racing earlier I'd have been doing that instead. Andy said I'd have been broke quicker, I told him two divorces did it quicker than that.
LOL @ that Gaz..

redvictor

3,152 posts

206 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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RobKarloff said:
I'm Sparticus! No...! *I'M* TOG!!!

Err...

I'm "Scotch" Rob Inglis, I've crewed the last 10 years on all the various Knut Soderquist top fuel and funny cars and now with Micke Kagered Racing. Started out doing the bottom end and gradually worked my way around everything, of late been helping Al Jackson on the setup and tuning side and now assisting Edvin on the clutch and Emil on the tuning side for Team Kagered. I live outside sunny Aberdeen and work as an independant drilling consultant in my 6th year of business, and most recently provided Frosty and Slinky with some financial assistance to buy an even bigger stick to beat their little Red Victor with... wink Been working away when time and money permits on a 1972 Holden HQ the last 5 years, originally acquired from David and Caroline of Laffin Gas rocket dragster fame. Knight Racing Services/Superpower Unlimited SBC and Frost Racing Transmissions combo in that, hopefully hits the streets later in the year and we shall see what time it does on track in due course. Should look like Red Victors bigger, blacker Aussie half-cousin smile
and you know how much we appreciated it too Mr Inglis..biggrin Looking forward to seeing "the half cousin" out soon.
TBH this is probably the best thread i've seen on here in a long while.It's good to know who folks are and what they do/have done.
I should have had this idea myself eh Wil?..lol

Edited by redvictor on Tuesday 9th June 21:57

BB-Q

1,697 posts

179 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Mark Shepherd,39. Been a fan for about 20 years, but family and work commitments prevent me from attending many meetings. Drive around an orange van fixing broken cars as a day job and am currently building a 4 pot turbo Volvo doorslammer which will be finished one day.

dan tournay

368 posts

177 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Just a spectator who's been going to the pod and Long Marston for the last 15 years. Got my drag addiction via the VW scene. Currently building a zetec minor which will also be finished one day.

nitro507

23 posts

152 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Where are you Spaxman?

Ian Pellant, Long time Fan(1978) Crew for Jon webster S/G S/C.1997-2000.
Top fuel mechanic, used and abused! Crewed with Barry Sheavills, Oyver Jacobsen, Peter Beck, Smax!!!!,Thomas Nataas, Linda Tonseth.2000-now! Been with Thomas For 5 years ,currently Co-Crew Chief on F.C.(whatever that means)?

And Spuff....We`ll be back!(hopefully)

Lurkin_Limey

59 posts

176 months

Tuesday 9th June 2009
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Jon Gwilliam from South Wales, amateur photographer and long time bleacher bum at Santa Pod since 1973 with a gap in the 1980's when other things took over. Crewed on a few cars in the early days under the aegis of the short lived South Wales Drag Racing Association. Shameless slingshot dragster, fuel altered and vintage funny car fetishist.
Limey

hellfish

61 posts

164 months

Wednesday 10th June 2009
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Im Ricky Gowen,been around the sport since i was just tiny as my dad was Al Oconnors crew from the mid 70s to the late 80s.remember idolising the funny cars back in the 80s and never shook the bug!I have worked for Knut on one of his dragsters,Tony betts when we ran the Fuel funny car for a couple of seasons,John Wright on his dragster and was clutch man for Rob Turner for 5 FIA tours including a FIA championship in 01.Moved on in 06 to do Clutch on Dave and Gordons Shockwave but now have been "borrowed back" by the Turners.I run my own car now and then at spr peak perf days at the mo,It is an olds firenza fc running an Alky Tunnel rammed small block chevy(when the damn thing works!)

venom racing

74 posts

171 months

Wednesday 10th June 2009
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Tony Betts been racing for 30 years. Started with a morris 1000 and a 3.8 e type engine. Now have a fuel altered and love it. Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

FordCorsair

21 posts

180 months

Wednesday 10th June 2009
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Dominic Coleman, drag racing fan, spectator, domcoleman.co.uk website owner....

First drag race meeting was at Blackbushe, May 1983 then aged 14.

Try to attend 2-3 a year at SPR or SCR, funds allowing. Got a young (brainwashed) lad who is very much into it too. I have total respect/admiration to those racers who have given their time to talk to me and offer my boy a sit in their cars (even though he chickened out on a couple of them).

Racers I know of in my local area:

Martyn Sanger - Super Street
Simon Farmer - Super Modified
Andy Burfitt - 9.50 Bike (only met once)

spaxman

14 posts

180 months

Wednesday 10th June 2009
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thanks for that big monkey,

paul spaxman, first went to santa pod in 75 (it snowed)been totally obsessed with drag racing ever since.first crewed on a race car in hockenheim 99,helping gary page on rico anthes top fuel car, been crewing for rune fjeld
on thomas nataas cars doing the clutch.for the last 6 years.

(fuel coupes forever)

BennettRacing

729 posts

180 months

Wednesday 10th June 2009
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Luke Bennett

Crew chief of Relentless fuel altered.
Driver of Devils Advocate II, again will be a blown alky altered.

Been racing since and before I was born. Only driven my old manual Rover powered altered to a best of 11.14 at 124mph.

So far best ET of 6.63 with Relentless, hoping for a 6.2 at the Summer Nationals.

Edited by BennettRacing on Monday 15th June 10:00

LWG

27 posts

180 months

Wednesday 10th June 2009
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Lawrie Gatehouse....tries to keep a low profile, not always successfully...

This thread echoes something I said some time ago, along the lines of...if participants didn't use 'nom de plumes' we would all know who was who... but is it a case of hiding one's identity so as not to be attributable for some of the more contentious comments ? LOL.

venom racing

74 posts

171 months

Wednesday 10th June 2009
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Is this the same Lawrie Gatehouse who turns up to the Pod in a brand new Bentley the same colour as his race car that wants to keep a low profile. You love it the same as all of us. LOL.

v8 jago

982 posts

222 months

Thursday 11th June 2009
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Hi, My name is Adam cuthbert. Im no one from the known, I just happen to have drag racing as one of my hobbies and have done since mid 90s at york then took part running 15s in my rover powered jeep and still got the bug and cant seem to stop smile I currantly have the same jeep and now have a Blown BBC 470ci and hoping to get my goal of a 9s run with it. Funny how my goal was for a 15.1 when i first started :/ Im from cleveland so york is my local but get down south to some events each year and now im looking forward to nostalgia nats in a few weeks smile

Mark13

401 posts

147 months

Friday 12th June 2009
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Hi folks,
My name is mark exley and I was introduced to drag racing by one of my best mates about 5 years ago and have since become addicted. I am basically a noise junkie, into loud engines and classic heavy metal (Saxon, Motorhead etc). My background was watching circuit racing but I only watch historic stuff these days. The link is that my favourite circuit raceing is Supersports Cup and World Sportscar masters, both full of V8 power sleds like Lola T70's.
I may start some dumb threads but would appreciate patience from the rest of you if I ask the bleeding obvious. If you see a Saxon T-shirt it may be me.
cheers
Mark.

Tet

1,196 posts

173 months

Friday 12th June 2009
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Mark13 said:
If you see a Saxon T-shirt it may be me.
Or if not, it's probably me...

P15TON

411 posts

205 months

Friday 12th June 2009
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Hi, ladies & gents
My name's Peter Knight. First drag meeting, 1984 Cannonball run. Watching since then. Took up F1 stockcar racing 1988-1991, which is where I met Alan Jackson, T/F tuning god, since a good friend. Started Knight Racing Services, building American V8 Engines in 1996. Started in drag racing actively in 2000, as Crew Chief for long term mate Andy Frost in the Canto Racing T.A.D. Started building the Canto Racing Top Fuel team in 2002. Made it to the track in 2003, with Jon Webster's help. Kept it all going as crew chief until it all got a bit dear in 2006.
Still love the sport, but think it's best to keep up on Eurodragster these days rather than going in case I get re-infected....

Taximan

119 posts

180 months

Saturday 13th June 2009
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Hi, Eric from Holland lurking now and then overhere
Apart from the races in Holland i've been visiting the drags at Santa Pod and Mantorp Park from 1986 on.
I have two 57 Chevys, a street and a race version.

badbird

171 posts

156 months

Monday 15th June 2009
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Graham Ellis owner/driver of the Plymouth Superbird Pro Mod