This show was organised by Retro
Cars Magazine. I was invited to be part of a display of feature cars that
had or were going to appear in the magazine. It was also a special day as
the issue that my car was featured in was available for sale.
One advantage of having the Show at Santa Pod was being able to use the quarter
mile drag strip.
These are the cars in front of the Retro Cars Magazine stand. There was also
a big field of
club stands and trade stands. The mixture of cars was huge, from classic Japanese
Group B rally cars.
A rare moment without a crowd around the car.
A more normal view of the car. It was nice to speak to so many people
who had watched the build up on my wesite.
One of the nicest cars, a Lancia.
Here I am on the drag strip. This picture was taken by Ian Blackett. He is
photographer looking for work on a magazine. This picture is for sale, prints
a reasonable £5 for a 10x8 inch and £10 for a 12x16 inch photograph. Contact
I will forward your details to Ian.
The timing ticket for my first run. I was expecting 14`s so was quite happy.
I was also running into a head wind and this can make quite a diference.
I suffered a bit of tramp off the line and could not launch as hard as I
wanted. However the 60 ft time is pretty good.
The second run. For this run I upped the rebound damping at the rear
to try to cure the tramp. It helped. Check the 0.168 sec reaction time!
My 3rd and final run of the day netted a 14.444 sec @ 94mph run.
I am very happy with this and feel that low 14`s are possible by
playing with the suspension and with no head wind..
The Show also had prizes. I was very pleased to win the Best
Race Car for which I recieved this very nice plate. Hopefully the show will
take place next year
and be even bigger and better.