Eric,why is it a shame? it was sitting doing nothing for the last 20 years or so,anyone could have bought it and returned it to its former glory but no one did,now its in Scotland and it will get restored and it will see the track once again,surely that is a good thing,that it will be driven in anger and people will get to see it again,not just gather dust somewhere under a cover,also its not like Eric B and Steve tims built it,it was someone elses car they took and moulded in there own successfull style.o.c.srfr said:I do not have any video of it but I remember that car pulling wheelstands in 1st and 2nd gear. I heard that it now resides in Scotland with alot of our old race cars. Truly a shame.
If you could see underneath you would know what i mean,it had nothing to do with safety or tech,they were trying to completely redesign the car,the steering & the suspension was torn out and the rear has a de dion tube,cant remember what the front had done to it.It s basically just a shell with a cage now,everything else was removedo.c.srfr said:So are going to restore it to the early race shop days? Or is is going to be raced under the bullet. I am sure the reason behind taking all the original parts off it was due to our NHRA safety requirements. For example the Mouse Trap car sure it would pass tech in the 70's and 80's but an NHRA official would look at that car and it would fail on the spot. Here where the money comes into play because not only do you have to restore it but now try to make it pass a tech inspection.
Mat Sanchez said:I loved what the last owner did with this car when they campaigned it and contributed to its history so much! Awesome work!
Truly a shame to see someone do something with it.
No need to be sarcastic if that was what you where going for. It is just sad to see that all the race cars most of us here in Southern California grew up on are now gone and will not see any of the dragstrips over here anymore. I remember watching that car race the Race for Gold series at Palmdale the car was thrilling to watch.