First race car, Ford Zephyr converted to a 2 door. A Jerry Cookson picture
Seen here in primer at an NDRC meeting Long Marston. A Jerry Cookson picture.
The Zephyr in its' final paint scheme at Thruxton during the 1983 Internationals.
and it could burn out well.
Flip front detail
Next project was an all tube frame Chevy Monza, this time with a Ford engine
Does the driver fit the chassis?
Does the driver fit the car and the chassis?
Clean, tidy engine installation.
Car in basic paint for a photo shoot.
Pictures never published as magazine folded.
On the trailer at Long Marston after a breakage in June 1985.
Start line action with the Monza fully decal'd up.
Receiving NDRC Transatlantic Drag Bike Street Division Trophy at Long Marston in 1985. No fire-proof race suit required.
Andy raced in Doug Grey's Camaro after the Monza was sold and he was building his next car.
One time crew member now Web Master helps Andy burn out.These pictures of the Monza and Camaro are from Jerry Cookson. More can be seen at the Acceleration Archive.
First Pro Mod car, the only two door Sierra Sapphire on the planet(?)
468 cu inch BBC with NOS Fogger kit. Brodix ally heads, twin 1050 Dominators on Holley Pro Ram manifold. 4 speed Lenco and ARRC built Ford 9 inch axle. Strange front struts.
Seen here in second paint job. Best figures 7.78 and 178 mph.These Sapphire pictures courtesy of Roger Gorringe who holds the copyright. If you wish to use them then please get permission first.
Rover 800 coupe, Pro Mod version. Numerous innovations including push-rod rear suspension, blade anti-roll bar.Shown here in original paint job.
Design from a promotional t-shirt featuring the Rover.
Dominated class for two years winning championships in 97 and 98.
Car eventually wrecked in top end roll at Avon Park during 99 season. Decision made not to rebuild.
Nitrous version of the 1953 Studebaker Commander. Pictures courtesy Custom Car magazine. Visit their web site and see more top quality material.
Studebaker Commander. Pictures courtesy Custom Car magazine. Visit their web site and see more top quality material.
Nitrous burp looks worse than it is.
The photograph above is copyright Roger Gorringe. Nitro exposure, and the idea has been blatantly copied from the programme Roger produced for the 2006 FIA Finals at Santa Pod.
Not quite night racing at Santa Pod
A favourite "chute" shot from the infamous Sharkman
Racing at Gardermoen in Norway when we had to push start the car
Updated blower version of the car lifts a front wheel at Santa Pod
Yet another burn out at Santa Pod gives a really good view of the flames.
The media were never far away from the 'Stude.
Chassis builder vs. customer. Andy burns out against Gordon Appleton.
Spreading the word about drag racing at Kunmadaras in Hungary
Burning out at Alastaro in Finland.
And literally burnt out in Finland. A top end fire did major damage.
But nothing daunted the 'Stude was back in action for the next meeting in basic black.
The final red paint job with the whole crew on the start line.
and burning out as if nothing had ever happened.
A final image of the 'Stude in all its' various forms in a painting by Paul Whitehouse.