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Some nice stuff there today with quite a good turnout. The weather was off and on a bit with a couple of light showers dampening the track but nothing too bad. A fuel leak stopped the Jet Car running for a while but they managed to get it fixed later in the afternoon. It was good to see Shogun out again and especially Gonzo. The red Pop gasser looked a proper handfull, snaking halfway up the track! The Yenko Chevelle was balistic as was the Jenson.
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Many more pics here
 

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Here's a few others not on my Flickr account.













Then the camera card was full so had to use phone instead but had to get a pic of this lovely F100

 

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looks like a good turnout,

great pics too

but what I realy like is seeing gonzo again:tup:
 

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Thanks for putting all the pics up:tup:-its good to see whats happening up at York as ive never been there,and alot of these cars ive never seen before.

The gasser Pop as you may no is the old "Puddle Jumper"

Any info on that "Jacked up" BMW? Edit Just read the link 355 Chevy powered!!!

PS the chopped Saxo is radical-cant tell what motors in the back though
 

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The gasser Pop as you may no is the old "Puddle Jumper"
No it isn't.
Puddle Jumper was the street legal Pop, originally with a Big Block Ford, later rebuilt with a Jag V12 and rumoured to still be languishing somewhere.
This Pop was Cliff Puddle's old metalflake red racer from about 1975, which also ran a Big Block Ford and had a drilled Pop I beam axle. When Custom Car featured it, the article was entitled 'Puddle's Jumper', hence the frequent confusion. They were two separate cars
 

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No it isn't.
Puddle Jumper was the street legal Pop, originally with a Big Block Ford, later rebuilt with a Jag V12 and rumoured to still be languishing somewhere.
This Pop was Cliff Puddle's old metalflake red racer from about 1975, which also ran a Big Block Ford and had a drilled Pop I beam axle. When Custom Car featured it, the article was entitled 'Puddle's Jumper', hence the frequent confusion. They were two separate cars
Correct! Conrad Stanley had it after Cliff, Painted Black, Then it was rebuilt into the Gasser (can't remember the guys name!) & now owned by Spencer Tidswell, Who some of you will know the name,
Spencer had bad luck at his first meeting with the car last year as on his way back from the scrutineers the motor spat a rod out of the block!
He had problems this meeting too as the distributor drive sheared, Giving my lad in the Pink ex-Fatal Attraction Super/Gas Pop A bye into the final of Pro ET to face Pel Normans Shogun Capri.
Ben unfortunatly pulled a Redlight to hand the win to Pel, But we are happy with the car, Ran 10.94 on the chip at 1000ft (he's still learning!) so theres more to come!
Great pics everyone! But man it was COLD!
 

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Jan Sommerville was the guy who completed it as a gasser. I'm not sure if he started the rebuild or if someone else had it after Conrad Stanley. I know that old Pop I beam took a bit of stick!
 

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...But man it was COLD!
Yes apparentely it was! The guy with the Gran Torino Sport damaged his oil pump and reckoned it was down to starting it up in the early morning frost. :(

On a sidenote, I was speaking to Spencers dad for a while (lovely old guy, I could've chatted with him all day :bigsmile:) and he was telling me when he used to race many years ago and rolled his Thames van at York. He said he'd love to see any pictures or vids of it back then before the roll. I told him about this site but don't know if he'll join so if anyone out there remembers it and has any pics they could post maybe you could show them to him Dave? It'd be nice to see him on here as he had quite a few old stories to tell. :happy:
 

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Steve Tidswell is/was a real character! & The the Anglia Panel was called Pie Wagon, Only went down the track once unfortunatly, I'll see if I can find some pics, Though I know theres not many about!
Ian O'Conner is the Blue Torino owner, Didn't get to speak to him yesterday, As I was busy with the Pop, Sportsman & American Super/Stock Reports, But thats bad news on the stroker Cleveland :cry:
 

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Ian O'Conner is the Blue Torino owner, Didn't get to speak to him yesterday, As I was busy with the Pop, Sportsman & American Super/Stock Reports, But thats bad news on the stroker Cleveland :cry:
Yeah he was a nice guy too. (In fact everybody I spoke with were more than willing to chat and the freindliest bunch of people I've ever met!)
Luckily it doesn't sound like too much damage has been caused. It ticks over fine but doesn't sound well when revved and no oil getting up. He reckoned it was down to using a thick oil and and when started up with the frost, may have sheared something. He seemed in good spirits though and didn't think it would be too much of a job to put right :tup:
 

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There you go Dave. What a cracker! The follow up picture of this showed the Thames on its roof. Real shame!!:sniff:
Sorry dont have a credit for the pic

 

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Thats a great pic! not seen it before, Do you mind if I 'borrow' it & post it over on our (PDRC) forum? Would like to see the other pics to if you have some.
Proving that age gets the better of you, I always thought it was called 'Pie Wagon' probably because they followed it with a Vega called Nice as Pie.... which also ended its days at York! Oh happy days!
 

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Dave, it's not my pic. "So no credit" Maybee TT know the origin?
It May have been posted on UKDRN ? Post away, see if anyone puts there hand up. It's good too share.
 
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