Aston Martin Drag Racing car

Aston Martin Drag Racing car

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Fleckers

Original Poster:

2,864 posts

204 months

Friday 27th November 2009
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Hello,

I used to have a picture taken at Santa Pod of an Aston Martin Drag Racing car

I think the owners name was Chris

It was either custom car or street machine magazine that had the picture

The car had a massive supercharger etc

Does anyone have any pictures of this car.

thanks

Stuart

v8 jago

982 posts

256 months

Friday 27th November 2009
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Steve nimantas smile

http://www.robinson-race-cars.co.uk/steveneimantas...

Edited by v8 jago on Friday 27th November 21:16

veryoldfart

1,739 posts

208 months

Friday 27th November 2009
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originally built by the professor (al o'connor, he of al's gasser fame, which he didnt build originally*) and actually INSIDE the AM factory!.....

  • funny old world innit


Edited by veryoldfart on Friday 27th November 22:10

Flying Toilet

3,621 posts

214 months

Saturday 28th November 2009
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veryoldfart said:
originally built by the professor (al o'connor, he of al's gasser fame, which he didnt build originally*) and actually INSIDE the AM factory!.....

  • funny old world innit


Edited by veryoldfart on Friday 27th November 22:10
Really i thought he built it in the barn where he lived and was donated the shell while he worked there?

Benni

3,520 posts

214 months

Saturday 28th November 2009
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Yeah, I wondered about that car,too....."where is Steve Neimantas?"
I think I saw the "Goldfinger" Truck & Trailer in the NFAA (?) Pits 2009 ?
Never knew it was built by Al O´Connor, why didn´t he drive it ?

Flying Toilet

3,621 posts

214 months

Saturday 28th November 2009
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Al was building it to replace the gasser but sold it on.

Last time I saw the rig it was when Kenny Coleman and co were using it.

veryoldfart

1,739 posts

208 months

Saturday 28th November 2009
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I was watching a TV documentary about Aston Martin and as the camera panned round, there was Mr O'Connor busy beavering away on the car in the corner of the old antiquated AM factory.

revolvor

151 posts

210 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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It was for sale in street machine or custom car a few years ago, the Ad stated "Good for overtaking" seem to remember it was 75K ( but dont quote me on that) and I spent too much on the national lottery that week.

Fleckers

Original Poster:

2,864 posts

204 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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most kind for the pic and details


badbird

171 posts

190 months

Sunday 29th November 2009
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Probably an urban ledgend,

But the story I remember well was that Al was building the car for super gas to be sponcered by Aston Martin
The deal being that he had to use an A M engine, Not a problem as they had health size V8's

ledgend goes that A M insisted on Al using the fuel injection system as the factory car did but that was disalowed by the supergas rules,

And that was that so they say,

Any truth in any of that? Or just total myth???

Graham

Tony Morris

88 posts

214 months

Wednesday 16th December 2009
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Took these at the 2005 Main Event



GOLDFINGER572

2 posts

175 months

Saturday 19th December 2009
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I`m Steve Neimantas,owner/driver of said Aston.Bought it of Al O`Conner about 12/13 years ago,as an unfinished project.Chassis was built by Geoff Hauser and was to have run with an Aston engine and powerglide.When i bought the car i took it to Andy Robinson for tin work,motor mounts,chassis updates,headers,etc.etc.Haven`t raced it since Main Event 2007,due to other commitments.Sold my artic and trailer to a bloke in Greece 12 months ago,but have just bought a new truck and trailer so hope to be back out sometime next year.

It's fixable...

468 posts

208 months

Monday 21st December 2009
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That sounds like a name from the Baltic to me.

By which I mean Latvia / Lithuania / Estonia.

It's fixable...

468 posts

208 months

Monday 21st December 2009
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That sounds like a name from the Baltic to me.

By which I mean Latvia / Lithuania / Estonia.

redvictor

3,152 posts

240 months

Thursday 28th January 2010
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veryoldfart said:
GOLDFINGER572 said:
I`m Steve Neimantas,owner/driver of said Aston.Bought it of Al O`Conner about 12/13 years ago,as an unfinished project.Chassis was built by Geoff Hauser and was to have run with an Aston engine and powerglide.When i bought the car i took it to Andy Robinson for tin work,motor mounts,chassis updates,headers,etc.etc.Haven`t raced it since Main Event 2007,due to other commitments.Sold my artic and trailer to a bloke in Greece 12 months ago,but have just bought a new truck and trailer so hope to be back out sometime next year.
always nice to have the facts....and it will be good to see the car out again, but tell me



where does your surname originate from?
Brighouse in Yorkshire...

Edited by redvictor on Thursday 28th January 19:05