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Blast my boots!

Do we have to start all over again?

Here's the link to the old stuff on t'other forum:
http://www.nsra.org.uk/newforum/showthread.php?t=20497

Just a couple to start us off.....





John Hockley/Wild Ride --- Archie Mcdiarmid from Brighton Lot ---- and myself with Vanilla Olay.
This photo was published in an American magazine, oh dear.......

Looking forward to mopar and redmad, (and the others!), turning up.
 

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Hi Ron let's hope this catches on.............. Dave
 

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Hi Dave,

Wait till the fuss dies down, then hopefully, it will expand!

Keep on Truckin'

Ron
 

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Hi guys, im here got in at last!!, that triple pop pics awesome ron, is that vanilla on the right?, dont recognise the middle one though?
 

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Essex clubs run 79

DID ANYONE ELSE GO?, GOT ANY PICS?.....

THE PROGRAMME....


THE CARS....


ONLY EVER SAW THIS VAN ONCE, WHAT BECOME OF IT.....


THATS MARTY BABBS SQUIRE BEHIND THE LONG T...


F TYPE....


AMERICAN GRAFFITI CAMARO, CHECK THAT PAINTWORK......


DISCOTRUCKER.......


RED 57......


ROGER BUTTERWORTHS 57.....


KENS 55......


F TYPE WAGON, (2637 EV), THIS ONE OF COURSE ENDED UP SKY HIGH AS 'SWEET FA' IN THE HANDS OF LES HOWLETT, IT WAS RED, BABY BLUE & BLACK WITH FLAMES AT VARIOUS STAGES, IT IS NOW BACK LOW IN BABY BLUE AGAIN, I BELIEVE IN THE HANDS OF THE ASHMANS??


PUT DOWN, V8 & JAG IRS'D 105E.....


2 MK3S IN THE GAMES RACES, JOUSTING I THINK??......


NIGHTMARE........


THIS IS THE ONE THAT ENDED UP WITH THE TRIANGLEATED REAR DOORS, (LES DUNNES?).....


IN FACT THIS IS WHAT IT TURNED INTO, SADLY NOW SCRAPPED I BELIEVE.......:sniff::sniff::sniff:


NOW BACK TO THE ROD RUN...FORD FEVER & LEMON SQUASH......


YES THAT IS A SLEDGE!, WHAT HEALTH & SAFETY!!


YES, THE BLOKE AT THE TOP DID DO A MOONIE......


ENJOY...........:smoke:
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Hi Mopar glad you are here with your boxes of photos. The candy red 57 Chevy belong to Charlie Potter a Tri Chevy Club member and one of the Colchester Rod & Custom Club. Val try to get him to post on here we dont here is name mentioned. He is as zany as our Bob.
 

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Finally found it!!!!

Its always the way, if you can't find something, look for something else, and bang, there it is!!!

As promised, several weeks ago, here is Humphrey, in Bunny Girl outfit, taken at The Essex Clubs Run!

Transit on the trailer was a Ford promo vehicle I think, no engine!

Oh, and the red catering car is in the background too.



Found this pic too, while checking something else out.

Ray Irish's Pop, representing the EPF at one of the Southend shows



Nice Capri behind it, and The Sweeney MkIII, great car in its time
 

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The Sweeney was an awesome car and demanded respect where Humdinger kind of didn't although clearly with the passage of time, both demand and get maximum respect for their part in 'shaping' the hobby!
 

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REF RONS POST 2 ABOVE......Transit on the trailer was a Ford promo vehicle I think, no engine!:shake:


HERES THAT 3001 ENGINELESS TRANSIT DRIVING AROUND THE ARENA AT THE SECOND ESSEX CLUBS RUN, OR IT MAY HAVE BEEN BEING PULLED BY A FEW VERY SMALL MIDGETS WITH A ROPE, CANT QUITE REMEMBER!!.........:pmsl:

A GUY I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH IS NOW RESTORING IT TO HOW IT WAS, & WILL BE FITTING AN ENGINE!!, IT DID GO DOWN HILL A LITTLE!!......



ENJOY...................
 

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the sweeney was an awesome car and demanded respect where humdinger kind of didn't although clearly with the passage of time, both demand and get maximum respect for their part in 'shaping' the hobby!
yeh sweeney was good specially the murals........


but in my mind bill gibbs humdinger was the one for me, first saw it at ally pally 79, (coming to think of it think that was the only time i saw it!!) it got slagged off a lot in an editorial of custom car, caused a lot of controversy i remember rightly.....



ENJOY......:smoke:
 

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Come on where are all you essex boys!!, gotta get this thread to where it was on the nsra site, yeh?

Whose was this rail at the chelmsford drag n street rod club show at chelmsford on the 7th of may 78, it was called silver machine...i have a few ideas but not 100%, have never seen it any where else..


 

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Its always the way, if you can't find something, look for something else, and bang, there it is!!!

As promised, several weeks ago, here is Humphrey, in Bunny Girl outfit, taken at The Essex Clubs Run!

Transit on the trailer was a Ford promo vehicle I think, no engine!

Oh, and the red catering car is in the background too.



Found this pic too, while checking something else out.

Ray Irish's Pop, representing the EPF at one of the Southend shows



Nice Capri behind it, and The Sweeney MkIII, great car in its time
some of these pictures are disturbing!:scared:I'm having nightmares now!
 

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come on where are all you essex boys!!, gotta get this thread to where it was on the nsra site, yeh?

Whose was this rail at the chelmsford drag n street rod club show at chelmsford on the 7th of may 78, it was called silver machine...i have a few ideas but not 100%, have never seen it any where else..
im sure nick will come up trumps.....
 

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Street Racing at Leigh-on-Sea

Did anyone here go "Street Racing" down at Leigh?

I vaguely remember it was on a private strip of road, right down by the water.

Pieces of Eight Zephyr/Zodiac/Consul, was a regular, Norman Wilding?

I used to go with John Hockley in his Pop.

We had to go down a slip road to get onto the site.

May well have been the place to be after the Southend Cruise.

I think it was pre ERIC, so would have been 79/80ish?

There was also a stretch of road by Hanningfield Resorvoir that was used for a while too.
 

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im sure nick will come up trumps.....
"Silver Machine" was run by Peter Corley and it was the ex-Brian Ringsall 354 Hemi powered "Taxi". It only ran at a few meets in Pro Comp but wasn't very competitive being a bit out dated by then but it would fit right in today at the Nostalgia meets, I don't know what happened to it after that, maybe it's sitting in a garage somewhere........
 

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hanningfield

hi ron the was a lot of places we used to race
hanningfield was a good one so was canvey
wish i had a camera in them days as was great fun
do you see jon hockley or bob nixon
mick
 

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"silver machine" was run by peter corley and it was the ex-brian ringsall 354 hemi powered "taxi". It only ran at a few meets in pro comp but wasn't very competitive being a bit out dated by then but it would fit right in today at the nostalgia meets, i don't know what happened to it after that, maybe it's sitting in a garage somewhere........
cheers nick, knew youd turn the trump card...
 
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