Page 16 Uk Hot Rodding History
299 FVW was the Kev Pittams Couped Pop, that was debuted within months of
the Paul Kemptons one. Neither knew the other was building one, each thought
theirs would be a one off. (update)
is now in the states and 2 weeks ago
(April 2005) was For Sale on e-bay. It did not sell as it failed to reach its
reserve. It looked like it had led a hard life and certainly was no longer
wearing its bright pink paint job!
The 100E was called 'Little Rascal'. Kenny Burchill from Doncaster built
this V6 powered car, it had a unique torsion bar system on the Jag rear which
meant it ran without any coil-overs. Old Merc headlamps changed the front and
the pillar box size back window changed the rear. The underside was fully
chromed and was a true show car of it's day. (Info Mick Tebbs)
55 Chevy 11DYN was owned by Martin Bonner when this photos was taken.
700 HUL. A long time survivor by the name of Summertime blues . Still about
virtually unchanged bar for re-spray in different shades of blue.
Drips Plumbing Fordson.
Geoff Cousins Pop the one that was used in the
Film give my regards to Broad Street, staring Paul McCartney. Spot the Victory
Wheelers plaque on the drivers side rear. Before filming he had to remove all
rod run stickers etc from the car. It was only several month into filming that
they spotted the Wheelers plaque. It was too expensive to re-shoot so you can
see it all through the film.
Phil Rutherford's 32.
XFB 9T owned by Chris Boyle previous to this photo although he did not build it.
After passing through several other owners hands its now owned by Peter Stevens
,one time CC contributor and currently head of design at MG cars.
Update courtesy on XFB 9Tof Phil Mitchell This is the
car now owned by Peter Stevens made famous by Chris Boyle and Simon Pickford ?
.Anyway many stories of where it came from originally have always been
circulated and it has been called the first Hi-boy in Europe . The roadster was
built by Merv Barnett ( Bristol’s Magoo ) and first put on the road in 1979 , it
won best unfinished at tha NASC Nationals that year .SPEC as follows …Chassis ,
modified using a108 inch wheelbase .Engine , Daimler V8 “.2.5 gearbox Borg
Warner autobox, Suspension front Home built 4 bar ,homebuilt axle ,early Rover
spindles .Rear MK10 Jag Brakes Jag all round . Steering JU box and Pontiac
tilt column . Body Jago ……….Homemade bits , windscreen ,windeflectors ,and
headlight posts . The car was sold onto Chris Boyle who tried to get Merv to
take his then Beetle in partial p/x .
Again any info much appreciated.
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